Dr Duru Shah
MD, FRCOG, FCPS, FICS, FICOG, FICMCH, DGO,DFP
President, Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction
April 2017 – 2018
The much awaited day has finally arrived- the most important event of the year for the Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction (ISAR) ie. the Annual Conference of ISAR! It is here that the new President gets installed and the current one steps down after handing over the baton of responsibility for leading the Organization. It is the culmination of an entire year’s endeavours by teams consisting of hundreds of people constantly working to do their best for the Members of the Organization, for the Organization itself and for this magnificent Event.
The Annual Conference brings together Clinicians and Scientists to update their skills and knowledge in this galloping field of fertility treatment. The knowledge gained benefits millions of couples and brings smiles and tears of joy to their faces when they see their beautiful babies! We as a community of fertility experts do get immense satisfaction seeing this joy, especially after the struggle women have gone through, to get blessed with a child! The event also offers a platform to share their knowledge, to renew old friendships and make new ones.
Through the year, ISAR has also reached out to its members through Newsletters, Webinars, Travelling Seminars, Masterclasses, Conferences, Certificate Courses, Training Programs, Ethics Guidelines and the National Quiz! Not only its members, ISAR educates patients and this year has focused on “preventing infertility” through videos on You Tube.
I congratulate Drs. Gita, Gautam and their entire excellent team for this experience, which I know will be truly academic, heartwarming and culturally beautiful.
Wishing them all the best
With warm regards,
Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction
Dr Rishma Dhillon Pai
President (Elect) 2018
Hon. Gen. Secretary
Hon. Gen. Secretary
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to the Annual Conference of ISAR 2018, to be held in the land of rasgullas and mishti doi – Kolkata.
ISAR is a twenty six year old organization and its membership of committed fertility specialists now reaches 2500. ISAR has 18 state chapters spread across the country.
The field of fertility treatment is exciting and dynamic with newer advances and treatments constantly happening. This has created a lot of interest in young gynaecologists, many of whom are choosing to specialize in ART and practise exclusively in this field. With super specialty degrees now available in India and abroad, this has become an acceptable and feasible area of practice, either as a clinician or as an embryologist.
The Annual Conference of ISAR is a much awaited event. Bengal has always been known as the land of intellectuals and Kolkata has earned a reputation of hosting wonderful academic events. This conference too, promises to be academically excellent with the latest updates, the best of speakers from India and abroad and a lot of interaction and practical learning. The social programmes will give us an opportunity to rekindle old friendships and make new ones.
I wish the organizers of this mega event, Dr Gita Ganguly Mukherjee, Chairperson, Dr Gautam Khastgir, Secretary and their team all the very best. I am sure it will be a memorable event.
"The best teamwork comes from men who are working independently toward one goal in unison - James Cash Penney
Prof Narendra Malhotra
MD, FICOG, FICS, FRCOG
ISAR 2016 - 17
Greetings and Regards.
It's indeed my great pleasure to extend a very warm welcome to all of you to the city of JOY for the Annual ISAR Congress in Kolkata in April 2018.
We look forward to fantastic academics and social binding in Kolkata.
ISAR has grown and now we can boast of 2500 members and our annual conferences are attracting over 2000 delegates every year.
See you all in Kolkata.
Dr Ameet Patki
Hon General Secretary ISAR
The annual ISAR Conference is a much awaited event in the ISAR fraternity. It is also the culmination of a years’ work done by the current office bearers of ISAR. The 23rd Annual ISAR 2018 at Kolkata promises to be not only an educational extravaganza but also a cultural and a gastronomic feast. ISAR Bengal has left no stone unturned and pulled out all plugs to ensure that the conference will set new bench marks and will be remembered for years to come.
This year in addition to the usual Pre Congress Workshops we have introduced Master Class from ASRM and ESHRE. We are also presenting a Live Journal club from the ASRM team direct from USA and discussion with the lead authors of interesting papers recently published. All these new additions are a means to update the delegates on newer technologies in ART.
ISAR this year has had Certificate courses and many members have availed of the opportunity to keep abreast of developments in the field. We would like to congratulate them and hence we have organized an ISAR Convocation to felicitate such members. Do join us for this and other Cultural events that Kolkata will showcase during the course of the conference.
I am sure the delegates will benefit immensely from this conference. Take this opportunity to renew old ties and forge new connections with delegates coming from across India and the neighboring countries.
I join the Organizing team in welcoming you all to the City of Joy- Kolkata.
Dr Gita Ganguly Mukherjee
Dr Gautam Khastgir
Dr Ratna Chattopadhyay
Dr Bhaskar Pal
Team ISAR 2018 is delighted to invite all Fertility experts around the world and all friends from the Pharmaceutical fraternity to the National Congress of ISAR which really is an International Conference on Assisted Reproduction to be held in Kolkata. We welcome you all to the city where Assisted Conception Treatment in India first started its journey in the vibrant capital of Bengal.
Kolkata was the first to witness the usage of HMG for ovarian stimulation in IVF, the first trans-vaginal approach for ovum pick-up, the first cryopreservation of human embryos, and the first transfer of an embryo in a subsequent untreated cycle. Professor Subhas Mukherjee, one of the pioneers of our fraternity, was the mastermind behind the birth of world's second and India's first test tube baby in Kolkata. Another pioneer of Infertility Treatment, Professor B N Chakravarty is also from this city and has the credit of delivering the third test tube baby in India. It was under his leadership that the 3rd Annual Conference of ISAR was held in Kolkata.
Kolkata is also proud of Dr Sunit Mukherjee, Senior Scientist and Cryobiologist, who was a close associate of Dr Subhas Mukherjee, as well as Dr Sudarsan Ghosh Dastidar who was an integral part of Dr B N Chakravarty’s team. Dr Ghosh Dastidar played an independent role in the development of laboratory and embryology aspects towards the birth of 3rd IVF baby in India.
We are privileged to host the 23rd Annual Conference of Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction with many exciting scientific events and cultural extravaganza. The conference will be held from 19th to 22nd April, 2018 at Science City, Kolkata. The organizing and scientific committee are committed to bring the best of its kind in this highest academic platform, lined up with focused sessions on basic science, endocrinology, clinical problems, embryology, andrology, endoscopic surgery, hands-on workshops and a multitude of master classes. We are devoted to stage the finest intermingling of science and arts in this new era of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).
The Indian journey of ART began in Kolkata when Dr Subhas Mukherjee discovered the easiest and most successful way of producing a test tube baby. Sadly enough, his pioneering work never got the acclaim it deserved in his lifetime. Hardly a big deal! Since when has a genius been back-patted, especially if he happened to be an Indian, born light years ahead of his time? Although an unsung hero, Mukherjee’s path breaking achievements have been since replicated all over the world. Gokhale’s words “What Bengal thinks today India thinks tomorrow” has come true in so far as this son of Bengal’s feat is concerned. We feel proud that India’s first IVF baby Durga alias Kanupriya was felicitated by ISAR on her birthday in 2015 and the event was presided over by our past President Dr Hrishikesh Pai in Kolkata.
ISAR Bengal was established by Professor Baidyanath Chakravarty with the active support of Professor Gita Ganguly Mukherjee. Since its inception, various scientific meetings have been held to keep the flag flying high. Unbeknown to most of us, Kolkata has quietly but gradually turned into a national hub for in-vitro fertilisation. The rush is spurred by the comparatively lower cost and higher success rate. Infertility treatment in our city costs only a fifth of what it costs in the USA or the UK and at the same time offers high class service with state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities. Friends, Kolkata has always been the knowledge capital of India and a fertile ground for exchange of ideas, experiences and knowledge. Let us make the most of this excellent and advantageous platform of ISAR 2018 to learn from and work with each other towards making ART available to all those who need it.
|Registration Categories||Early Bird
till 31st Dec '17 Closed
till 10th April '18
19th April '18 onwards
|ISAR Member Clinicians||INR 8000||INR 9000||INR 11000|
|ISAR Member Embryologists||INR 7000||INR 8000||INR 10000|
|Non-ISAR Member Clinicians||INR 9000||INR 10000||INR 12000|
|Non-ISAR Member Embryologists||INR 8000||INR 9000||INR 11000|
|Postgraduate Students (Free Workshop)||INR 4000||INR 5000||INR 6000|
|Scientist||INR 4000||INR 5000||INR 6000|
|PhD Students||INR 3000||INR 4000||INR 5000|
|Senior Citizens (above 75 yrs)||INR 4000||INR 5000||INR 5500|
|Senior Citizens (above 80 yrs)||Complimentary||Complimentary||Complimentary|
|Accompanying Persons||INR 5000||INR 7000||INR 9000|
|BANQUET DINNER||INR 3000||INR 3000||Not Applicable|
|Date: 19th April, 2018|
|Timing: 09:00 - 17:00|
|Workshop Topic||Early Bird
till 31st Dec '17 Closed
till 10th April '18
19th April '18 onwards
|Laparoscopy ( Relive )||INR 3000||INR 5000||Not Applicable|
|Hysteroscopy ( Relive )||INR 3000||INR 5000||Not Applicable|
|Hands-on Ultrasonography Not Available||INR 3000||INR 5000||Not Applicable|
|Hands-on IUI Not Available||INR 3000||INR 5000||Not Applicable|
|Hands-on Andrology||INR 3000||INR 5000||Not Applicable|
|Hands-on Hysteroscopy Not Available||INR 3000||INR 5000||Not Applicable|
|Hands-on Laparoscopy Not Available||INR 3000||INR 5000||Not Applicable|
|Hands-on Egg Collection and Embryo transfer Not Available||INR 3000||INR 5000||Not Applicable|
|Hands-on Embryology and Cryobiology Not Available||INR 3000||INR 5000||Not Applicable|
|PGD/PGS Workshop Not Available||INR 3000||INR 5000||Not Applicable|
|ASRM & ESHRE Master Class||INR 3000||INR 5000||Not Applicable|
Pay through and NET BANKING.
Cheque or DD should be made in favor of ISAR 2018 payable at Kolkata.
The same should be posted to the address, mentioned below –
ISAR 2018 Conference Secretariat
FD 412, Sector III, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700106
NEFT or RTGS will be accepted for payment.
Account Name: ISAR 2018
Account Number: 022901000672
Bank Name: ICICI BANK
Branch Address: BP- 4, Technopolis Building, Sector- V, Salt Lake City, Kolkata- 700091
IFS Code: ICIC0000229
Payment can be money ordered to the ISAR 2018 Conference Secretariat. Direct deposition will not be accepted.
For any query, please write at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 033 4001 5677
NOTE: Only registered delegates will be allowed to present their papers or posters.
For any assistance or to withdraw submitted abstracts, please write at email@example.com
ITC I Room
ITC Executive Club and Towers Room
Single Guest Room
Double Guest Room
Single Superior Room
Double Superior Room
Topic - SAFETY, QUALITY AND FINANCES IN MODERN-DAY IVF
Topic - TIME-LAPSE IMAGING
Topic - NEW TRENDS IN IVF RESEARCH - STEM CELL DERIVED GAMETES, GENOMIC EDITING IN EMBRYOS AND NUCLEAR TRANSFER
At the outset we seek your sincere cooperation in order to conduct a well-coordinated scientific programme in respect of academic content, technological aspects and the most importantly TIME MANAGEMENT.
Please follow the Presentation Time strictly, mentioned in your invitation mail.
We seek sincere cooperation from all of our honourable speakers to please maintain the time specified for your talks. Warning bells would ring initially at 2 minutes and finally at 1 minute before the end of your stipulated time (i.e. at 10 & 11 minutes for a 12 minutes talk). Projection will stop at the specified time and cannot be restarted on request. With Chairpersons’ permission you may get another 1 minute to wrap up your talk without the slide presentation. Sorry, for this strict rule b u t your cooperation would help us in completing the sessions in time.
If there is anything not mentioned above, kindly provide us the required details/documents at least 1 day prior to enable us to solve the issue.
Practical aspects of established, innovative and experimental treatments in ART
Safety, quality and finances in modern-day IVF
Time-lapse imaging New trends in IVF research – Stem Cell derived Gametes, Genomic editing in embryos and Nuclear Transfer
This sprawling venue complex is an amalgamation of a unique Science Amusement Park and a Convention Center. The Science Amusement Park is a huge repertoire of scientific wonders offering feast to eyes as well as thought for minds. It compels tiny tots to adults to feel like Alice in Wonderland.
The Convention Center boasts of 11 state-of-the-art auditoria and seminar halls, a vast open-air exhibition ground to boot. Situated on Eastern Metropolitan Bypass, one of the most significant thoroughfares of Kolkata, this is the most sought after convention center palpably fulfilling the need of this metropolis since its inception.
J. B. S. Haldane Avenue, Kolkata 700046, India
14.8 km away from Howrah Station
14.6 km away from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Intl. Airport
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ISAR2018 Conference Secretariat
FD- 412, Sector- III, Salt Lake,
033 4001 5677 / 7595949353