Dear colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to London for the 9th Biennial Conference of Alpha, Scientists in Reproductive Medicine which will be held April 27-29, 2012 (

London, home to a wealth of famous historical sites, museums, restaurants and cultural activities is one of the world's leading tourism destinations attracting almost 15 million international visitors per year. This great city has a recorded history spanning over 2,000 years during which time it has grown to become one of the most significant financial and cultural capitals of the world. London has experienced plague, devastating fire, civil war, aerial bombardment and terrorist attacks. In this Olympics' year, in which London hosts the Games of the XXX Olympiad, we are privileged and honoured to host friends and members of Alpha in this truly special place.

As Dr Samuel Johnson once said:
‘ when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford’.

Come and experience London for yourself....

Alan Thornhill
Congress President