The beginning of 2019 has been very exciting for ASPIRE. The ASPIRE 2019 scientific committee were working hard to build up the ASPIRE 2019 scientific program, while on the other hand, we have concluded the 6th ASPIRE Masterclass on Male Infertility in Manila, Philippines, recording the highest number of attendances from the ASPIRE masterclasses series. Another great achievement for ASPIRE this year was launching our very own Scientific Journal – Fertility & Reproduction (F&R) – The Official Journal of ASPIRE.
Biggest thanks to Professor Gab Kovacs, the Editor-in-Chief for all his effort. The first issue of F&R will be distributed at ASPIRE 2019 to be held in Hong Kong from 2 – 5 May 2019. There are a lot to expect from ASPIRE this year. The 7th Masterclass on Endometriosis, convened by Professor Neil Johnson, Professor Yutaka Osuga and Professor Chii-Ruey Tzeng, will be held from 14 – 15 December 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
With plans to increase engagement in the Indian Subcontinent, ASPIRE will be running a Regional Meeting in Pakistan from 29 November to 1 December 2019 in Lahore, Pakistan. We have also started 6 ASPIRE Special Interest Groups (SIGs) for interested ASPIRE members to build communities where individuals can come together for sharing and discussion. ASPIRE 2019 will be a platform for the SIGs to meet for the first time in a luncheon meeting setting. ASPIRE newsletters will continue to be published every 3 months, his is our way of connecting with the members and updating everyone on that’s happening in the region and within ASPIRE.
As the President of ASPIRE, I urge you to be part of the ASPIRE community. Join us. Togetherness in ASPIRE, Togetherness in science.
Thank you very much!