ESHRE 2017 Community events

Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception

Sunday, 2 July 2017 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.


All participants and their accompanying persons are warmly invited to join us for the Opening Ceremony to mark the official start of ESHRE 2017. After the Opening Ceremony, all participants are officially invited to the Welcome Reception in the industrial exhibit. It will be an ideal occasion for meeting our industrial sponsors and for networking with other participants. Attendance to the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception are complimentary.

Closing and Award Ceremony

Wednesday, 5 July 2017 from 3:30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.


The Closing and Award Ceremony will be held after the last session of the meeting. During this Ceremony, the winners of the 2017 ESHRE Awards for the best poster and oral communications will be presented. The chairpersons of the various Award Committees will present the awards, together with representatives of the award sponsors. At the end of this Ceremony we will say goodbye and make a new appointment for ESHRE 2018. Attendance to Closing and Award Ceremony is complimentary.

Charity run

Monday 3 July 2017 at 6.30 p.m.


ESHRE’s charity run gives ESHRE members and participants a chance to team up with Fertility Europe, ESHRE’s partner patient organisation, to do a little good for their own health and help raise funds for patient groups throughout Europe. 

Networking event

Tuesday, 4 July 2017 at 8.00 p.m. 

All delegates are invited to take part in the “Tuesday Evening Networking Event” with fingerfood, drinks and entertainment at the 'Bâtiment des Forces Motrices', a former hydroelectric power station, classified as a protected historic monument and converted into a theatre. Participation is optional and tickets for this event will be 30 Euro per person (8% Swiss VAT inclusive).