What is the ISFP?
The International Society for Fertility Preservation (ISFP) is an international nonprofit organization, wholly independent of government.
Mission of the ISFP
The International Society for Fertility Preservation is founded upon the guiding principles of integrity and diversity of all international societies. Its role is leading and promoting progress in fertility preservation by international cooperation and collaboration. The ISFP is dedicated to scientific innovation and advances in medical care in the field of fertility preservation.
The ISFP will endeavor to
- facilitate networking between scientists and clinicians worldwide
- advocate patient rights and educate the public as well as medical professionals
- share current knowledge and new discoveries through the ISFP website, the ISFP World Congress, and various workshops
- promote multidisciplinary collaborative research
- develop a consensus and guidelines on fertility preservation
- serve and unite communities
What does the ISFP do?
Supporting excellence and scientific progress in the field of fertility preservation is at the heart of the society’s work.
The society encourages clinical science and research activities on reproduction in the context of fertility preservation for patients at risk of premature gonadal failure.
Provides scientific advice
The society can provide physicians and scientists with independent and objective scientific advice on a wide range of issues. This advice is based on the latest evidence from world experts in the field.
Holds meetings and events
Every other year, the ISFP holds its official symposium. The society’s inaugural event will be held in Brussels in December 2009. The aim is to bring together leading scientists to discuss new and exciting developments in fertility preservation.
Promotes international relations
The ISFP has links with ESHRE (European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology) and ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine), special interest groups on fertility preservation. It organizes events to showcase outstanding worldwide research and encourages international scientific collaboration.
Outstanding scientific achievement will be recognized through prizes awarded by the ISFP at its biennial meeting.