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. Download the pdf version.