The Local Organising Committee is honoured to host IFPA’s 2017 Meeting in Manchester, United Kingdom.


The UK has a long tradition of research in reproductive biology and Manchester similarly boasts a rich heritage, from placental pathology through to physiology and, more latterly, imaging and therapies. The 2017 Meeting will be an extravaganza of basic and clinical research themed around “Placenta: the journey of a lifetime”, to highlight the gestational changes, structure and function that underpin pregnancy success.

We will offer oral presentation opportunities for submitted papers, in addition to invited speaker slots for new and established investigators, to showcase the best international research. Our range of other sessions, such as workshops, posters and industry exhibitions will provide plenty of networking opportunities and there’ll be chance to catch up with friends and colleagues at our two social events – the Welcome Reception to be held in the Manchester Museum and the Gala Dinner.

Manchester has transformed itself from an industrial city dependant on manufacturing to a thriving, modern, knowledge-based centre for education, business and leisure. Manchester benefits from excellent air, rail and road links. At the heart of the city is Petersfield – the dedicated conference quarter that houses our venue, the Manchester Central Convention Complex, a former Victorian railway station that offers world class conference, exhibition and Meeting facilities.  The conference venue is convenient for  the airport rail link, within easy walking distance of hotels to suit all budgets, and situated close to museums and the canal basin that tell of the city’s eventful history. We hope you’ll take the opportunity to explore the sights and sounds the city has to offer whilst enjoying high-class research from across the IFPA community.

We look forward to welcoming you to Manchester – see you soon!