The idea to create the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology was first conceived in Helsinki, where Professor R.G. Edwards, from Cambridge University, and Dr. Jean Cohen, from Paris, consulted their colleagues about the need to for a society that would stimulate the study and research in the field of reproductive medicine and science. Both the idea to establish such a society and the outcome of their meetings proved to be successful in many ways.
After several meetings it was decided that the Society should hold its first Annual Meeting in Bonn, 1985. On that occasion the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology was officially founded as a result of a broad and lively discussion during the first Annual General Meeting where delegates from all over Europe participated in the debates. Since the early days, ESHRE gradually grew into the Society that we know today.
A full history of the Society was compiled into a book “ESHRE. The First 21 Years” by Simon Brown, which is freely available to members of ESHRE only. Hard copies can be obtained at simple request to email@example.com free of charge, except postage costs.
You can receive a free copy at our meetings and workshops
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