Lagos Hosts International Conference on Fertility
The annual international conference for the Assisted Reproductive Technology, ART, will be held in Lagos with the theme “New Frontiers in Reproductive Technology”. The conference, which is eighth in the series, will hold in September 26-28, 2018 with participants from different facets of medicine coming in from Nigeria, United Kingdom, United States, Asia, Europe and other African countries.
The participants include obstetricians, gynecologists, surgeons, embryologists, ultrasonographers, health regulators as well as other support service industries. Organized by the Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health (AFRH), its LOC Chairman for the conference, Dr. Abayomi Ajayi said the conference will explore integrating innovative technology into treatment options and offering a wide array of service in reproductive health education with emphasis on fertility services. He explained that, “the Association strives to provide educational materials and serves as a research institution in areas of need to be used in fertility and reproductive health education while establishing a good working and cooperative relationship with government and non-governmental organizations.
Dr. Ajayi noted that the Nigerian cultural background of social isolation of infertile couples has made ART practice in the country relevant with an estimated 25% suffering from one fertility related issue or the other while available evidence shows that a significant proportion of infertility is amendable through ART intervention. Inaugurated over 25 years ago, the Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health continuously creates awareness, facilitates research studies and disseminates learnings among stakeholders.