Past events

Crossing Frontiers: Moving the Boundaries of Human Reproduction

 

Friday 8 December, London - stellar lineup of speakers explore the changing boundaries of reproductive medicine and research.

 

Tickets are available at http://www.progress.org.uk/conference2017

 

Sessions include:

 

 

  THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF LIFE AND LAW: WHAT IS A SPERM? WHAT IS AN EGG? WHAT IS AN EMBRYO?

  Professor Allan Pacey (Professor of Andrology at the University of Sheffield)

  Professor Richard Anderson (Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Edinburgh)

  Dr Sue Avery (Director of the Birmingham Women's Fertility Centre)

  Chair: Sarah Norcross (Director of PET)

 

  CREATING LIFE IN THE LAB: IN VITRO GAMETOGENESIS (IVG) AND SYNTHETIC HUMAN ENTITIES WITH EMBRYO-LIKE FEATURES (SHEEFs)

  Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz (Professor of Mammalian Development and Stem Cell Biology at the University of Cambridge)

  Professor Azim Surani (Director of Germline and Epigenomics Research at the University of Cambridge)

  Professor Robin Lovell-Badge (Group Leader in Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics at the Francis Crick Institute)

  Chair: Dr Helen O'Neill (Director for the MSc in Reproductive Science and Women's Health programme at University College London)

 

  THE WILD EAST AND THE WORRIED WEST: PIONEERS OR OUTLAWS?

  Katherine Littler (Global Policy Lead at the Wellcome Trust)

  Dr Henry Malter (Laboratory Director at the Fertility Centre of the Carolinas)

  Dr César Palacios-González (Research Associate at King's College London)

  Chair: Sally Cheshire (Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority)

 

  WHAT NEXT FOR GENOME EDITING? POLITICS AND THE PUBLIC

  Dr Andy Greenfield (Programme Leader in Mammalian Sexual Development at MRC Harwell)

  Dr Elizabeth Garner (Functional Genomics Scientist at Caribou Biosciences)

  Sandy Starr (Communications Manager at PET)

  Chair: Vivienne Parry (science writer and broadcaster)

 

  REVOLUTIONISING REPRODUCTION: SETTING A NEW MORAL COMPASS

  Dr Anna Smajdor (Associate Professor of Practical Philosophy at the University of Oslo)

  Philippa Taylor (Head of Public Policy at the Christian Medical Fellowship)

  Professor Guido Pennings (Director of the Bioethics Institute Ghent)

  Chair: Fiona Fox (Chair of Trustees at PET and Chief Executive of the Science Media Centre)

 

  Silver sponsors: Anne McLaren Memorial Trust FundEdwards and Steptoe Research Trust Fund

 

  Bronze sponsors: ART Institute of WashingtonFerring PharmaceuticalsLondon Women's ClinicVitrolife

 

 

For full details of the conference agenda and how to book your place, visit http://www.progress.org.uk/conference2017

 

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