Embracing strategies to overcome alarming decline in fertility rates in the Asia Pacific

Singapore: Countries across Southeast Asia are mounting a rear-guard action against an alarming decline in fertility rates that pose a major threat to their future sustainability. Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam are embracing a unique reform blueprint to advance family friendly policies and arrest falling birth rates with other countries being urged to follow their [...]

2024-01-11T15:53:37+08:00January 9th, 2024|

ASPIRE Fertility Counts Pre-Summit 2024 – Addressing the crisis posed by falling total fertility rates

In the 1960s, one could be forgiven for believing that population growth, then exponential, would portend the end of the human race, just as modelling of flies growing in a bottle with limited resources had demonstrated. The availability of fertility control for people around the world became a welcome solution to achieve zero population [...]

2024-02-05T16:21:24+08:00January 7th, 2024|

15 outstanding abstract presentations awarded at the 12th Congress of ASPIRE (ASPIRE 2023 in Adelaide, Australia)

ASPIRE have awarded 15 outstanding abstract presentations across three award categories namely: Young Investigator Awards, Best Oral Presentations and Best Poster Presentations. These awards are a testament to their commitment to advancing knowledge and making significant contributions to the field of Reproductive Medicine. Kudos to all the awardees, and may their research continue to [...]

2023-10-02T15:27:09+08:00October 2nd, 2023|

Collaboration paves the way for F&R to showcase abstracts from FSANZ meeting

Dear ASPIRE Members, As we enter the second half of 2022, Fertility and Reproduction is about to publish its 15th on-line journal. The next two editions will be a little different as they will feature abstracts of presentations at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Fertility Society of Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) held [...]

2022-09-20T23:36:47+08:00September 12th, 2022|

Congress focuses on new model in endometriosis management generated a lively Q&A session

We are pleased to report the recent ASPIRE 2022 Congress concurrent session on a new paradigm in endometriosis management was well received by registrants. We heard excellent presentations from: • Professor Neil Johnson from New Zealand on addressing the delay in diagnosis; • Professor Charles Chapron from France on the shifting paradigm in management [...]

2022-09-20T23:34:53+08:00September 11th, 2022|

Broadening the focus of webinars designed for clinical embryologists to other research fields

Two webinars specifically designed by the Embryology SIG for clinical embryologists are coming soon. Researchers in clinical embryology, physicians and nurses are also encouraged to participate in the webinars and pose questions. Details below: How to read and understand scientific data/paper with a focus on clinical embryology Tuesday 16 August 2022, 7:00pm – 8:30pm [...]

2022-09-20T23:32:33+08:00September 9th, 2022|

How to manage uterine pathologies and fertility, and value of PGT for improved IVF outcomes

The Endometrium and Implantation SIG continues to focus on uterine factors and improved embryo quality. Two sessions of the ASPIRE-CPAM Masterclass Webinar Series have been held this year addressing fundamental concepts in assisted reproductive technology and bridging the gaps. They were organised and presided over by Chairman Li Rong. In March, we explored how [...]

2022-09-20T23:30:31+08:00September 7th, 2022|

WHO’s fundamental investigation and evaluation protocol for the infertile man

The World Health Organisation’s 6th edition of semen analysis has become the fundamental investigation and subsequent evaluation protocol for the infertile man. If routine semen analysis is abnormal, it should be repeated. Once the repeated semen analyses demonstrate a sperm concentration less than 15 million spermatozoa/mL, serum testosterone, serum follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), and [...]

2022-09-20T23:28:35+08:00September 6th, 2022|

Exposing the health risks for children born to mothers with polycystic ovary syndrome

On behalf of ASPIRE, we would like invite members to join the SIG for Reproductive Endocrinology including polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The aim of our SIG is to develop educational activities, booklets, organise regional meetings, masterclasses and webinars with internationally renowned experts in the field. The webinar entitled PCOS: A Diagnosis of Exclusion – [...]

2022-09-20T23:26:26+08:00September 3rd, 2022|

New techniques and instruments contribute to continuous improvement in reproductive surgery

Reproductive surgery remains an important pillar in infertility management. Uterus and adnexal disease are among common problems mainly treated with surgery. New surgical techniques and instruments contribute to continuous improvement in the practice of reproductive surgery. Minimal invasive surgery in practice and in our philosophical approach must be instilled in our daily work. The [...]

2022-09-20T23:23:08+08:00September 1st, 2022|