UK events

Progress Education Trust - forthcoming events

• DOES FERTILITY TREATMENT STILL NEED TO BE A MEDICAL SECRET?
A free-to-attend evening event in Edinburgh
6.30pm-8pm (preceded by refreshments) on Tuesday 26 November 2019 - click here for more details & to register

• REALITY CHECK: A REALISTIC LOOK AT ASSISTED REPRODUCTION
PET's Annual Conference in London
9.30pm-5.30pm on Wednesday 4 December 2019 - click here for more details & to register

'DOES FERTILITY TREATMENT STILL NEED TO BE A MEDICAL SECRET?' is produced by PET in partnership with the Scottish Government.

The event will discuss special legal restrictions that still apply to the disclosure of fertility patient information, meaning that this information does not automatically form part of patients' medical records. Speakers include GWENDA BURNS (Head of Charity Operations at Fertility Network UK).

'REALITY CHECK: A REALISTIC LOOK AT ASSISTED REPRODUCTION', PET's Annual Conference, is supported by the Anne McLaren Memorial Trust Fund and the Edwards and Steptoe Research Trust Fund (silver sponsors), and by the European Sperm Bank and the London Women's Clinic (bronze sponsors).

The conference will explore fertility-related practices, technologies and treatments that are the subject of popular claims or widely held assumptions, but that can give rise to challenging questions when examined in light of available evidence.

There is an early-bird discount on the standard attendance fee if you register before 20 October.

Conference sessions include:

• TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS: HOW CAN WE BUILD AN EVIDENCE BASE?

• BEYOND REGULATION: SHINING A LIGHT ON FERTILITY TREATMENT

• WHAT'S THE TRUTH ABOUT...
...Mild Stimulation for IVF?
...Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome?
...ICSI - Is It Being Overused?
...Aneuploidy Screening - Can It Improve IVF Success?
...Implications of Genome Editing for Down's Syndrome?

• SHOULD FERTILITY PATIENTS BE GIVEN WHAT THEY WANT, OR WHAT THEY NEED?

Confirmed speakers and chairs include:

• SALLY CHESHIRE (Chair of the HFEA, and Deputy Chair of CAFCASS)

• PROFESSOR ROBIN LOVELL-BADGE (Chair of Trustees at PET, and Group Leader in Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics at the Francis Crick Institute)

• DR JANE STEWART (Chair of the British Fertility Society, and Head of the Newcastle Fertility Centre)

• DR JAMES DUFFY (Co-Chair of the Priority Setting Partnership for Infertility)

• PROFESSOR GEETA NARGUND (Founder and Medical Director of CREATE Fertility and of ABC IVF)

• DR RAJ MATHUR (Consultant Gynaecologist and Lead for Reproductive Medicine at St Mary's Hospital and at Manchester Fertility)

• JAN GRACE (Clinical Director of Gynaecology and Maternity Services at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust)

• PROFESSOR NICK MACKLON (Medical Director of the London Women's Clinic)

• DR CRISTINA HICKMAN (Chief Scientific Officer at Apricity)

• PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER BARRATT (Professor of Reproductive Medicine, and Head of Systems Medicine, at the University of Dundee)

• PROFESSOR BOBBIE FARSIDES (Professor of Clinical and Biomedical Ethics at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, and Member of the HFEA)

• PROFESSOR PETER BRAUDE (Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at King's College London)

• FIONA FOX (Founder and Chief Executive of the Science Media Centre)

• DR ROGER STURMEY (Senior Lecturer in Reproductive Medicine, and Principal Investigator, at Hull York Medical School)

• DR CATHERINE HILL (Head of Communications at PET, author and former fertility patient)

• SARAH NORCROSS (Director of PET)