Chennai, July 28 : 'Ferticon-2019', the seventh International Symposium on Reproductive Medicine was inaugurated here on Sunday.
Hosted by the Aakash Fertility Centre and Hospital, the event was inaugurated by newly elected DMK South Chennai Lok Sabha member Ms Thamizachi Thangapandian in the presence of Hospital Founders Organising Committee President Dr T Kamaraj and Organising Committee Chairman Dr K S Jeyarani Kamaraj. As part of the two-day event, technical sessions were held yesterday and the conference was formally inaugurated today.The event was held in association with Indian Association for Sexology and World Association of Sexology (WAS) and the Federation of Obstetric
and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI). During the formal inauguration, Indian Society for Reproductive Medicine (ISAR) President Dr Jaideep Malhotra was presented with the Lifetime Achievement award.
India's first Female Sexual Health Centre was also launched on the occasion by the Chief guest. The centre would function in Aakash Fertility Centre in which various treatment options and counselling would be provided to women facing sexual and infertility problems, including IUI (insemination), IVF (test tube baby), ICSI (IntraCytoplasmic Sperm Injection), microsurgery for tubal repair, semen banking, embryo freezing, laparoscopy and hysteroscopy.
It would also offer advanced infertility management like laser assisted hatching
and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis.
Ms Tamizachi Thangapandian said the Aakash hospital offers advanced treatment and provides a ray of hope for issueless couples to become proud parents through IVF treatment. The conference discussed recent advancements and treatments available for infertility, besides problem solving sessions in fertility, laparoscopy procedures, azoospermia management, guidelines for IVF, ovarian reserve, PGD, cervical incompetence, genital TB in infertility, among others.
More than 1,000 delegates, including a few from foreign countries participated in the event and share their expertise. They said the science of infertility was fast advancing and needs thorough counselling and management. Ferticon offered a platform for gaining knowledge through interaction between the experts and practitioners in the field of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. (UNI)