On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it gives me great pleasure
to invite you to participate in the 13th World Congress on In Vitro
Fertilization, Assisted Reproduction & Genetics, which will
take place in Istanbul, Turkey from May 26 - 29, 2005.
The fields of IVF, Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Reproductive
Genetics are witnessing a significant expansion both clinically
and in basic research. Obviously they will continue to undergo innovative
and revolutionary changes in the new millennium especially in molecular
reproduction and genetics. The Congress has gathered a distinguished
international faculty of clinicians and basic scientists in the
related disciplines to address and discuss the recent information,
controversies and future directions.
I am confidant that this will be a very good opportunity for you
to update the relevant research data and their clinical applications
and interactive moments will clarify the uncertainties.
Istanbul in the spring is the charming venue of the Congress. It
has been said that Istanbul is the last eastern city when traveling
from the east and last western city when traveling from the west.
The city, located on two continents, has a very rich social and
cultural heritage. It is endowed with unrivaled beauty complimented
by unique juxtaposition of ancient and modern.
The capital of successive Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires,
Istanbul offers visitors all the sophisticated delights of a big
modern city. What better reason to explore this city of paradox
with countless treasures. Whatever the inclination - excellent Congress
facilities, sightseeing, dining out, nightlife or shopping - it
is all there.
The superb program being organized by the Scientific Committee,
the colorful and exciting social activities coupled with the breath
taking panorama and exotic surroundings of Istanbul will make the
13th World Congress on IVF, Assisted Reproduction & Genetics
a rewarding educational and social and travel experience.
I look forward to welcoming you in Istanbul in 2005.
Timur Gurgan MD
Head and Professor
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Department of Ob&Gyn, Faculty of Medicine, University of Hacettepe
Tel. 90.312 442 74 04
Fax: 90.312 442 74 07
Cellular: 90 532 312 77 06