Fertility procedures have steadily increased, and we are approaching pre-pandemic levels. An eighth IVF centre was recently accredited to accommodate the increasing demand for fertility treatments.

The growing awareness of assisted reproductive technology has generated a need for country specific information. As such, our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) have been tapped to provide data in key areas of reproductive medicine.

This year, a structured Delphi communication method was completed to determine consensus among infertility specialists regarding the ethics and practice of assisted By Professor Angela S. Aguilar reproductive technology. The results of this study will provide the framework for guidelines moving forward.

We are also expecting data on endometriosis research in the third quarter of 2022. Other projects are in the pipeline, and they are due for completion next year.

The medical community has taken advantage of educational opportunities on-line and those of us in reproductive medicine have participated in interactive webinars.

The second quarter of 2022 did see a resurgence of handson training modules. In June, an IVF workshop included simulation of oocyte pick-up and embryo transfer. The success of this endeavor has paved the way for more simulation and face-to-face training sessions.

Meanwhile, the Philippines continues its efforts to control the COVID situation. But we are preparing to host the ASPIRE Congress in 2024.

Face-to-face scientific fellowship generates great enthusiasm and excitement for the meeting in 2024 is palpable.

A superb scientific program will be supported by the natural hospitality of our people and our distinctive flair for fun. We will be thrilled to welcome delegates as we emerge from the pandemic.


“Philippines report” on ASPIRE newsletter Volume 7, Issue 3 (August 2022). Read more here.
Written by Professor Angela S. Aguilar Country Representatives