• Dr D Shah
  • Dr R D Pai
  • Team ISAR 2018
  • Prof N Malhotra
  • Dr P Trivedi

Dr Duru Shah
ISAR 2017 - 18

The Science of Assisted Reproduction is growing at a pace so rapid that it is extremely difficult to keep abreast of its latest innovations! Many innovations are being tried and tested even before there is a consensus on such applications! Every clinician wants to try everything possible to ensure quick and successful results.

The Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction is at the forefront of all medical organizations focusing on the field of Assisted Reproduction, both at the clinical and laboratory level. As the President of ISAR, it gives me great pleasure to bring to you our Annual Conference which would be held in the culture city Kolkata in April 2018. The team in Kolkata, led by Prof Gita Ganguly Mukherjee and Dr Gautam Khastgir is doing a fantastic job to bring to you the best of speakers from around the world and from within our country to update us on the cutting edge technology and the latest research in this field.

I welcome you all to the city of Kolkata- the city of Durga and Kali for the religious, the city of Rabindranath Tagore for literature lovers, the city of Eden Gardens for cricket fans, and the city of Mother Teresa for the givers. I am sure all of you, from wherever you are, will enjoy this highly academic meeting which is being sculpted with a lot of precision and effort into an experience to be truly cherished.

The team ISAR is looking forward to welcome you in April 2018!

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 Prakash Trivedi
Secretary General, ISAR 2016 -17

Dear Colleagues & Seniors,

It is a unique privilege for me to welcome you all to a great Annual Conference in the city of Joy, science and superb hospitality - Kolkata.

With the doyen Prof Dr B N Chakravarty, the father of ART practice in India, a host of talents like Prof Gita Ganguly Mukherjee, Dr Gautam Khastgir and their organizing team, we shall have a great Conference in Kolkata.

Block your dates for this great scientific extravaganza filled with mouth watering cuisines and cultural events to carry home sweet memories.

Best regards,

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.

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

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  • Workshop
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Registration Categories Early Bird
till 31st Dec '17 Closed
till 31st March '18
Late & Spot
1st 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
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


  • 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 31st March '18
Late & Spot
1st April '18 onwards
Laparoscopy ( Live ) INR 3000 INR 5000 Not Applicable
Hysteroscopy ( Live ) INR 3000 INR 5000 Not Applicable
3D / 4D Ultrasound and Doppler in Infertility
( Video & Hands on Demonstration )
INR 3000 INR 5000 Not Applicable
Hands-on IUI and DI INR 3000 INR 5000 Not Applicable
Hands-on Andrology INR 3000 INR 5000 Not Applicable
Hands-on Hysteroscopy INR 3000 INR 5000 Not Applicable
Hands-on Laparoscopy INR 3000 INR 5000 Not Applicable
Hands-on Egg Collection and Embryo transfer INR 3000 INR 5000 Not Applicable
Hands-on Embryology and Cryobiology INR 3000 INR 5000 Not Applicable
Hands-on Embryo Biopsy for PGD/PGS INR 3000 INR 5000 Not Applicable
How to Publish a Scientific Paper 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. 50 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


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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 or call 033 4001 5677

Abstract Submit Now



    • 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 31.01.2018
  • Last date of Abstract Revision 31.01.2018
  • Acceptance Notification will be sent by 25.02.2018
  • Presentation Guidelines will be sent by 15.03.2018

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    • Free Wi-fi.
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  • International Faculty
  • Prof Siladitya Bhattacharya

    University of Aberdeen, UK

  • Prof Lesley Regan

    President, RCOG
    Professor and Head of Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust at St Mary's Hospital

  • Dr Gamal I Serour

    Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and
    Director of the International Islamic Center for
    Population Studies and Research, Al Azhar University.
    Clinical Director of The Egyptian IVF & ET Center, Maadi, Egypt.

  • Prof Robert J Norman


  • Dr Matheus Roque

    MD, ORIGEN - Center for Reproductive Medicine

  • Dr Aisaku Fukuda


  • Prof Seang Lin Tan


  • Dr Ashok Agarwal

    PhD, HCLD, Director of the Clinical Andrology Center and Fertility Laboratory at Avon




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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