• Dr D Shah
  • Dr R D Pai
  • Team ISAR 2018
  • Prof N Malhotra
  • Dr Ameet Patki

Dr Duru Shah

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,
Duru Shah
Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction

Dr Rishma Dhillon Pai

President 2017

President (Elect) 2018

Hon. Gen. Secretary

Hon. Gen. Secretary

Board Member

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
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
Organizing Chairperson

Dr Gautam Khastgir
Organizing Secretary

Dr Ratna Chattopadhyay
Organizing Secretary

Dr Bhaskar Pal
Organizing Secretary

Dear Colleagues,

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).


  • Executive Committee, ISAR Bengal
  • Organizing Committee, ISAR 2018


  • Prof B N Chakravarty


  • Prof Gita Ganguly Mukherjee

Vice Chairpersons

  • Dr Dilip Kumar Dutta
  • Dr Pramathes Das Mahapatra
  • Dr Siddhartha Chatterjee


  • Dr Gautam Khastgir

Joint Secretaries

  • Dr Aindri Sanyal
  • Dr Purvita Dam


  • Dr Ratna Chattopadhyay

Joint Co-ordinators

  • Dr Bhaskar Pal
  • Dr Sanghamitra Ghosh

Clinical Secretary

  • Dr Sudip Basu

Joint Clinical Secretary

  • Dr Shiuli Mukherjee


  • Dr K D Bakshi

Joint Treasurer

  • Dr S K Goswami

Executive Members

  • Dr Amiya Pradhan
  • Dr Bani Mitra
  • Dr H Hasan Shirazee
  • Dr Indrani Lodh
  • Dr Rajeev Agarwal
  • Dr Rohit Gutgutia
  • Dr Suranjan Chakraborty

Permanent Invitees

  • Dr Aruna Tantia
  • Dr Jayashree Bhattacharya
  • Dr Krishnendu Gupta
  • Dr Manjusree Chakravarty
  • Dr Mumtaz Sanghamita


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 Regular Tariff Going On

  • Conference
  • Workshop
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


  • Additional 18% GST will be applicable
  • Delegates and accompanying persons must register individually for banquet dinner


  • Entry to Scientific Halls and Exhibition Area
  • Conference Kit, Memento and Gifts
  • Tea/Coffee, Lunch during the Conference
  • Inaugural Dinner on 20th April '18
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


  • Additional 18% GST will be applicable
  • Workshop Fee includes Dinner on 19th April '18
  • Can choose only one workshop
  • Max. 100 candidates for each workshop
  • Conference registration mandatory
  • Only Hands-on Workshop registrants have free access to all workshop halls
  • Complimentary Workshop for Postgraduate Students

Payment Instructions    |   CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY


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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
ISAR Bengal
FD 412, Sector III, Salt Lake, Kolkata 700106


NEFT or RTGS will be accepted for payment.
Bank Details
Account Name: ISAR 2018
Account Number: 022901000672
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 registration@isar2018.com or call 033 4001 5677

Abstract Submission Closed



    • Not more than ONE abstract can be accepted from a delegate.
    • ONLY ONLINE SUBMISSION will be accepted. Go to ‘Submit Now’ or log in to your ISAR 2018 user profile for the same.
    • Abstracts should be submitted from Presenter's user profile only. All correspondences will be sent to the Presenter only.
    • Abstracts must comply with all the specified guidelines.
    • Submitted abstracts can be edited or revised online only. Please log in to your ISAR 2018 user profile for the same. Please avoid the resubmission of same abstract.
    • All the deadlines should be followed strictly.
    • Submission of the abstract signifies the author’s consent to publish (in case) the same as a part of ISAR 2018 proceedings. The scientific committee also reserves the right to reproduce the abstracts/presentations made in the conference in print or electronic media.
    • NOTE: Only registered delegates will be allowed to present their papers or posters.



  • Abstract Submission will open from 19.12.2017
  • Last date of Abstract Submission 20.02.2018
  • Last date of Abstract Revision 20.02.2018
  • Acceptance Notification will be sent by 20.03.2018
  • Presentation Guidelines will be sent by 25.03.2018

For any assistance or to withdraw submitted abstracts, please write at abstract@isar2018.com



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    INR 14080

    Note :

    • Complimentary Buffet Breakfast at designated restaurant(s).
    • Complimentary use of health club and swimming pool.
    • Check-in time is 14:00 hrs.
    • Check-out time is 12:00 hrs.
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    INR 12160

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    • Complimentary Buffet Breakfast at designated restaurant(s).
    • Complimentary use of health club and swimming pool.
    • Check-in time is 14:00 hrs.
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    Terms & Condition

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    INR 10880

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    INR 11520

    Note :

    • Complimentary Buffet Breakfast at designated restaurant(s).
    • Complimentary use of health club and swimming pool.
    • Check-in time is 14:00 hrs.
    • Check-out time is 12:00 hrs.
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    INR 8960

    Double Superior Room
    INR 10240

    Note :

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    • Complimentary use of health club and swimming pool.
    • Check-in time is 14:00 hrs.
    • Check-out time is 12:00 hrs.
    • Free Wi-fi.
    Terms & Condition


  • Eshre
  • Asrm
  • International Faculty
  •   Zdravka Veleva


  •   Thomas Ebner


  •   Bjorn Heindryckx



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.

Presentation Time for SPEAKERS

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.

Guidelines for CHAIRPERSONS

  • At the beginning of the session please give a short introduction and invite each speaker mentioning the title of their talk. Please do not read the CV of the speakers as they are being displayed on a single slide while you are inviting the speaker.
  • You are requested to help us in time management. Please do not allow any speaker more than 1 minute to wrap up his / her session after the final bell. Discussion should be take place as mentioned in the SESSION FORMAT (immediately after the talk or at the end of all talks) which will be provided on dais.
  • Please ask the next speaker to get prepared at the stage side when discussion is going on with current speaker.
  • Please limit the discussion time as per schedule and wrap up the session with the request of the hall co-ordinator.


  • All presentations should be made in MS Office Power Point 2003 to 2013 in 4:3 ratio.
  • Each slide should not contain more than 6 - 7 lines.
  • Use light coloured fonts in contrast to dark background for better visibility on LED screen. Please avoid to use white background for the presentation slides.
    Preferable typeface - Arial
    Font size - alteast 30
  • Videos when included should be ideally in avi or mpeg and if any other format is used its codec should also be included and informed the audio-visual crew.
  • All presentations have to be submitted in the PREVIEW ROOM at least 4 HOURS before the lecture starts.

    Please note that there is no provision of uploading slides or use of own laptop directly in the podium. We shall strictly maintain this rule and seek sincere cooperation from you.
  • The medium of storage used by the presenters can be CD, DVD, Flash Drive, USB HDD, PCI MCI card. Also, any deviation from this should be informed so that alternative arrangements can be made if possible.
  • Any Fonts and Animations and embedded Videos if used which are not a part of the file should be included with the Presentation CD and this should be specified to the audio-visual in-charge at the Preview Room well in advance.
  • All MAC users are requested to kindly convert their existing presentations into MS-PowerPoint Format, alternatively MAC users, unable to do the same, should bring their presentation to the Preview Room Helpdesk 1 day in Advance to facilitate required format conversion.
  • For computer help, you are encouraged to use Preview Room.
  • Laptops in the halls will be equipped with following software - Microsoft Windows 7 Microsoft Office version: 2007/2010 Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest version) VLC Media Player (latest version)
  • We request all presenters to be present at the hall at least half an hour before their presentation.


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.

Scientific Committee

Sc. Program

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Master Class

  • ASRM

10:00 - 13:00   |    19TH APRIL, 18   |    Audi 1

  • Practical aspects of established, innovative and experimental treatments in ART

      Zdravka Veleva

  • Safety, quality and finances in modern-day IVF

      Thomas Ebner

  • Time-lapse imaging New trends in IVF research – Stem Cell derived Gametes, Genomic editing in embryos and Nuclear Transfer

      Bjorn Heindryckx




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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