From the President's Desk


It is one of the greatest honor on 6thMarch’20 at Hyderabad to become the 13thPresident of Indian Society of Assisted Reproduction ISAR. A post for service, responsibility, stimulating people to understand infertile couple help, counsel, guide & give safe advanced infertility treatment with ethics, consolidating ISAR and Infertility practitioners of India.

"You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough".

I am humbled & indebted to be the first common gynaecologist to become President of all three major organizations of India IAGE, FOGSI & ISAR. Always there is a woman before to achieve the same, our friend Rishma Pai.

"The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit".

The reason I am standing here before an elite audience is because of God whom we have not seen, but we see god in the eyes of our parents.

It is said that we groom our children, I have learnt to stabilize & think rational because of my son Soumil & daughter in law Aditi. My next generation is every young budding talent in all corners of India.

"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone".

Inspite of being a pioneer of Gynaecological Endoscopy in Asia, I used to be awestruck by the ART Consultant’s close to me in 1990s, giants like Prof.B.N.Chakravarty, Sadhana Desai, Firuza Parikh, Indira Hinduja, Kamini Rao, Manish Banker, Mrudbhasini Govindrajan, Kamala Selvaraj, Jatin Shah, Hrishikesh Pai, Jaideep Malhotra, Pratap Kumar, Nandita Palshetar, Narendra Malhotra, Faram Irani, Nayana Patel, Madhuri Patil, Nalini Mahajan, Purnima Nadkarni & others

I am the first full fledged Gynaecological Endoscopist in the field of ART for two decades because of Priti Trivedi, a great embryologist, a wife nobody can be blessed with, a mother & teacher par excellence. Avinash Phadnis with whom I discussed before playing with fire of ART. He was happy, motivated & was sure this will be good for India & finally Rose Marie Cullinan of Sydney IVF centre from where we picked up art of ART.

"A great leader takes people where they don’t want go, but ought to be there".

I am the 13thPresident of ISAR after 12 exceptional genius as past Presidents Prof.M.N.Parikh, Firuza Parikh, Mehroo Hansotia, Sadhana Desai, Kamini Rao, Dhiraj Gada, Duru Shah, Narendra Malhotra, Manish Banker, Hrishikesh Pai, Rishma Pai, Jaideep Malohtra.

"It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.

People who changed my life by influencing, motivating & specially being best constructive critics – Prof. C.N.Purandare, Alka Kriplani, P.C. Mahapatra, great Laparoscopic surgeons Shailesh Puntambekar, Sanjay Patel, Dipak, Limbachiya, Arnaud Watteiz, Marcello Ceccaroni, visionaries Dr.D.K.Tank,P.K.Shah, Jayam Kanan Hysteroscopist Nozer Sheriar, S,Krishna Kumar.

"Turn your face towards sun & the shadows fall behind you" . I acknowledge great Embryologists & Andrologists Rupin Shah, Deepak Gupte, Sunil Jindal,Jaydeep Tank, friends Shantha Kumari, Sunita Tandulwadkar, Bhaskar Pal.

My heart cries for people we have lost untimely in our journey, my great friend & roommate Rakesh Sinha, a great genuine soul Mandakini Parihar & a gem Pravin Patel. My teachers Prof. M.Y.Raval & Dasgupta Sir.

" It doesn’t make sense to have smart people & tell them what to do; we have smart people so they can tell us what to do"

The power of New ISAR team 2020-2021 me, Jaideep Malhotra, Nandita Palshetkar, Ameet Patki, Sunita Tandulwadkar, Kedar Ganla, Sujata Kar & Managing Committee members with limitless energy, power, depth of knowledge in all. A voracious reader Sujata Kar & ever young looking best meticulous brain Kedar Ganla as Hon.Sec. you can’t dream bigger or a better team.

"Don’t count the days, make each day count". Any uncertainty may derail the process protect it.

My theme for the year is "Advanced Infertility Management at your doorstep" with ethics.I do not make any tall promises to have more than 300 events in 364 days nor I will change the entire ART scenario to have highest success best in the world.

If permitted by time & nature we will have focused programs. International certified IVF training course in Spain, ESHRE ISAR IFS event in Mumbai, AAGL MESGE IAGE event in India, apart from global events like ASRM, ESHRE etc as scheduled.

A combined effort of ISAR & IAGE with me as President of ISAR, Sunita & Krishnakumar as President of IAGE, we will give proper meaning to acceptable Fertility enhancing endoscopic surgery with skill advancement & evidence based knowledge.

We are keen to have distance digital learning through Webinars, focussed 1-2 days events. Empowering State Chapters, we will have structured programs, travelling seminars, Hands on ICSI & Vitrification 3 days course etc.

"Encouragement is like oxygen to human spirit. Don’t forget you are carrying some one else’s air, encourage them, help them to breathe".

YUVA ISAR in east 1stweek of Dec’20, Embryology ISAR in Central zone, 2 days Nodal Conferences.

ISAR express will have new educational looks, JHRS Journal of ISAR will be e journal with a editorial board, ISAR digital library which Poonam Loomba is handling.

We want every Fertility specialist to dedicate more time to patients, counzselling treatment achieving success, avoiding abortions, pregnancy loss, see the outcome & follow them upto 1 year if possible after birth. This is possible by less Conferences except quality programs by ISAR.

Dr.S.Krishnakumar will be the Jt.Clinical Sec. Kanthi Bansal the Librarian, Parshuram Gopinathan, Priya Kannan & Sulbha Arora as co opted members of ISAR 2020-2021.

On behalf of all International Faculties may I ask Catherine Rawcosky ASRM President , Dr.Sadhana Desai for her donation of 1 crore to ISAR for free IVF ICSI to needy patients & her donation for embryology training course, Prof. B.N. Chakravarthy for donating his institution at Kolkatta to ICMR & Shailesh Puntambekar for his first successful uterine transplant & achieving Pregnancy plus delivery retaining uterus, may all four rise up & all 2500 persons attending this ISAR annual Conference to give a standing Ovation as a mark of our respect.

I am indebted to ISAR office staff, Dr.Trivedi’s Total Health Care & Aakar IVF ICSI centre’s staff. Further I specially acknowledge Dr.Trivedi’s Parents Women’s charity trust to give free services of IVF ICSI, Endoscopic Surgery & Female urinary incontinence procedures through out the year from their own hospital.

Finally two things define you

"Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything"

God bless ISAR & I thank you for patient hearing.

Prakash Trivedi, India
President ISAR 2020-2021