About the Congress

t is a great pleasure for us to personally invite you to the International Federation of Fertility Societies’ 2018 (IFFS) International Symposium in Serena Hotel and Conference Center, Kampala, Uganda. The conference will be hosted by the IFFS, in collaboration with the African Fertility Society and the Uganda Fertility Society.
It’s an exciting time in Africa as we develop and evolve to become more responsive and open to new ideas in the field of Infertility Care. Supporting and complementing this change is the IFFS – a global organization in official relations with WHO, uniquely located at the forefront of the explosion of knowledge in infertility and its treatment, ART techniques, regulations, patient safety, developing national ART registries, and with capacity to support ongoing and emergent unmet infertility care needs at national, regional, and global levels.

For the first time an international conference of this magnitude will be held in sub-Saharan Africa. This provides the opportunity for Africa’s infertility care providers, trainers, researchers and policy makers to pool, and share knowledge and experience with IFFS experts from across the world.

We’d like to give you an idea of what you can expect at the conference and during you stay in Uganda. A one-day pre-conference workshop will feature various ART topics as well as training in practical techniques. There will be plenaries by key opinion leaders in the world of infertility, WHO, Merck Foundation, etc. preceded by the Opening Ceremony by the President of Uganda, His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, and two days filled with a variety of scientific programs.

You will have the opportunity to enjoy the picturesque rolling hills and green valleys that herds of impalas once roamed, hence the name Kampala. Further a field you should take time to discover Uganda’s natural beauty, and its friendly people.

Winston Churchill called it the “Pearl of Africa, Uganda, is a stunning country with beautiful scenery, lush green vegetation, crisscrossed by rivers with crystal clear water and breathtaking wildlife in an imaginable profusion.
Take time before or after the conference to explore the incredible diversity of this charming destination. Exercise yourself as you track chimpanzees in Kibale National Park. But nothing will quite prepare you for coming face to face with the mighty mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forrest National Park. The nearby Queen Elizabeth National Park provides you with unique game drive to crown your tour of western Uganda.

Variety is the spice of life. At Murchison National Park, located astride the mighty Nile river in its majestic journey to the Mediterranean sea you’ll have the exciting experience of East Africa’s wildlife with once in a lifetime viewing of the “big five”, plus many more animals and birds including giraffes, hippopotamus, man-eating Nile crocodile and a variety of antelopes. The highlight of your two-day tour is the Murchison Falls where the one mile wide Nile river contracts severely into a 7 meter gap in the underlying rock formation before dropping 30 meters perpendicularly in a roaring torrent of clear water that contrasts spectacularly against the dark rock in the gorge below.

Adventure further afield, in the north east of the country to the Kidepo Valley National Park, ranked as the third Best National Park in Africa by CNN Travel, you’ll find nature’s spectacle defined by a 360 degrees panoramic view of mountain ranges in the skyline above the green valley below darkened by thousands of buffalos, zebra, elephants and giraffes.
Before closing, We’d like to thank each of you in advance for attending our conference and for bringing your expertise to our gathering that the Uganda’s Minister of Health, the Uganda Fertility Society, and African Fertility Society and the International Federation of Fertility Societies have worked to bring to fruition.

Our personal respect and thanks go out to all of you.
Sincerely, Richard Kennedy, President IFFS Ashiru Oladapo, President AFS Robert Busingye, UFS

2018 IFFS-AFS International Symposium – Kampala
Organizing Committee
Oladapa Ashiru, MD (AFS) | Tina Buchholz, MD (IFFS) | Richard Kennedy, MD (IFFS) | James Olobo-Lalobo, MD (UFS) | Joe Leigh Simpson, MD (IFFS)

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Speakers

IFFS brings an exciting range of experience to the stage. Excite and inspire your delegates with the best congress speakers.

Dr. James
Vice President AFS

Dr. James
Vice President AFS
Ashiru Oladapo
President AFS

Ashiru Oladapo
President AFS
Tina Buchholz
MD (IFFS)

Tina Buchholz
MD (IFFS)

Programme

A schedule at a glance is listed below. Check the program for this year's congress and learn about the speakers and sessions in store for you.

Organizer: Paul Devroey

Ovarian Stimulation

Organizer: Carin Huyser

How to Set-up IVF Laboratory

Organizer: Jacky Boivin

Fertility Clinic Challenges: Psychosocial Counselling, Infertility
Prevention, Reproductive Health Promotion

Organizer: Gabriel de Candolle

Office Hysteroscopy

Organizer: Ethan Wantman

IVF Data Software Training Workshop

Organizer: Joe Leigh Simpson

Professional Writing for Publication and Presentation

Organizer: James Olobo-Lalobo

Media and Reproductive Health

08:00 – 09:30 Scientific Session 1 - Scientific Basis of the Reproductive Revolution in sub Saharan Africa: Challenges and Opportunities
Session Chairs: Tina Buchholz; Nicolaus Mazuguni
09:15 – 09:45 Mid-morning Break
09:45 – 11:30 Presidential Session
Session Chair: Hon. Sarah Opendi; James Olobo-Lalobo

Thomas D’Hooghe, VP & Head, Global Medical Affairs – Fertility, Merck Serono, Global HQ, Germany Essam Abdallah, Medical Director – Fertility, Merck Serono, Middle East and Africa

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 14:30

Session Chairs: Faye Iketubosin; Richard Kennedy

14:30 – 16:05 Scientific Session 2 - Blood Borne Infections and Reproductive Care
Session Chairs: Oladapo Ashiru; Koigi Kamau
16:05 – 16:30 Mid-Afternoon Break
16:30 – 17:45 Scientific Session 3 - Environmental Concerns in Reproductive Health
Session Chairs: Gabriel de Candolle; Edem K. Hiadzi
08:00 – 10:05 Plenary Session 1 - Improving Access – Implementation
Session Chairs: Basil Tarlatzis; Ibrahim Wada
10:05 – 10:30 Mid-morning Break
10:30 – 12:30 Plenary Session 2 - Family Building in Africa - Opportunities and Challenges
Session Chairs: Moise Fiadjoe; Sheryl van der Poel
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:40 Scientific Session 4 - Strengthening Clinical Management and Research through Data Collection
Session Chairs: Rudolph Agadeba; Antti Perheentupa
15:40 – 16:10 Mid-afternoon Break
16:10 – 17:50 Scientific Session 5 - Improving Outcomes of Infertility Care in Low-to-Middle Income Countries (LMICs)
Session Chairs: Alan De Cherney; Edward Sali
17:50 – 18:00 Closing Remarks

Accommodation

Healthcare & Management Solutions Ltd, in the capacity of the official conference organiser and Heritage Holiday Safaris Ltd will offer assistance for all housing requirements of the Conference delegates and industry partners. Special discounted room rates have been negotiated at hotels ranging from 5 star deluxe to 3 star economy category and will be offered to Conference participants only.

Kampala Serena Hotel
Deluxe / 5 Star
$287Single$307Double
Walking distance: 0mins
Sheraton Hotel Kampala
Deluxe / 5 Star
$256Single$315Double
Walking distance: 9 mins
Golden Tulip
Standard / 4 Star
$195Single$225Double
Walking distance: 16 mins
Hotel Africana
Standard / 4 Star
$110Single$140Double
Walking distance: 18 mins
Golf Course Hotel
Deluxe / 4 Star
$170Single$200Double
Walking distance: 11 mins
Imperial Royal Hotel
Deluxe / 4 Star
$130Single$160Double
Walking distance: 7 mins
Mackinon Suites
Studio / 4 Star
$122Single$145Double
Walking distance: 10 mins
Speke Hotel
Standard / 4 Star
$138Single$138Double
Walking distance: 10 mins
Speke Apartments
Standard / 4 Star
$236Single$276Double
Walking distance: 18 mins
Mosa Court Suites
Standard / 3 Star
$84Single$119Double
Walking distance: 6 mins
Fairway Hotel
Standard / 3 Star
$125Single$145Double
Walking distance: 11 mins
Grand Imperial Hotel
Standard / 3 Star
$100Single$125Double
Walking distance: 11 mins

Frequently Asked Questions

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When will the conference take place?

The International Federation of Fertility Societies is proud to announce the 2018 International Symposium will be held in partnership with the African Fertility Society and the Uganda Fertility Society in Kampala, Uganda in March 2018 at the Kampala Serena Hotel.

Conference Dates:  1-2 March 2018
Pre-Conference Date:  28 February 2018

How can I register?

Registration is now open online.

Please follow this link to register online. http://www.iffs-reproduction.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=990788

How can I reserve a hotel room?

Please feel free to contact us for more information

Company: Healthcare & Management Solutions Ltd
Location: Plot 6B-7B Luthuli 5th Close Bugolobi
Telephone: +256782291358, +256792212618
Contact person: Mzee Lalobo Obadiah
Email address: mzeeobadiah@gmail.com
healthcaresolutions99@gmail.com
info@iffskampala2018.com

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How can I get more information?
Please feel free to contact us for more information

Company: Healthcare & Management Solutions Ltd
Location: Plot 6B-7B Luthuli 5th Close Bugolobi
Telephone: +256782291358, +256792212618
Contact person: Mzee Lalobo Obadiah
Email address: mzeeobadiah@gmail.com
healthcaresolutions99@gmail.com
info@iffskampala2018.com

Do I need a Visa to come to Uganda?
Yes, you do.

Our esteemed clients this is to remind you that the official visa/permit application web portal is www.visas.immigration.go.ug. You are advised to only apply through this web portal to avoid any inconveniences and fraudulent characters. Travel visas are issued and paid for directly through this web portal. Processing of travel visas is done within 24 hours.
Info about Visa fees
Visa For Diplomatic and Official Passport Holders

  • Diplomatic 0 USD
  • Official 0 USD

Uganda Ordinary/Tourist Visa
Single Entry (online payment only – all the online payments are subjected to a 3% surcharge fee) 50 USD
East Africa Tourist Visa
East Africa Tourist Visa (online payment only – all the online payments are subjected to a 3% surcharge fee)100 USD
Transit
Transit (online payment only – all the online payments are subjected to a 3% surcharge fee) 50 USD
Multiple-Entry

  • 6 Months (online payment only – all the online payments are subjected to a 3% surcharge fee) 100 USD
  • 12 Months (online payment only – all the online payments are subjected to a 3% surcharge fee) 100 USD
  • 24 Months (online payment only – all the online payments are subjected to a 3% surcharge fee) 150 USD

Please also note that there is a CAUTION against a fraudulent E-Visa application portal which your clients should be warned against using. Kindly follow this link for more details in this regard https://www.immigration.go.ug/media/warning-fraudulent-e-visa-application-portal and in case of any queries, please contact immigration on info@immigration.go.ug 

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