The Board and members of ISMAAR would like to send their deepest condolences to Bob’s family and friends. Bob was the one of the greatest biological scientists in the modern era and together with Patrick Steptoe, opened up new frontiers in reproductive medicine. He was a great human being and egalitarian and dedicated his life to helping infertile couples. He opened our First World Congress in London in 2006 and was truly committed to the ideals of “Natural/Mild IVF and IVM” and long-term safety in IVF. He was an electrifying speaker who could make complex scientific complex understandable to the clinician. He will be greatly missed.