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EVENTS

Crossing Frontiers: Moving the Boundaries of Human Reproduction

Progress Educational Trust
Amnesty International, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
08 December 2017 9.30am-5pm

The 2017 Annual Conference of the Progress Educational Trust (PET), supported by Ferring Pharmaceuticals (bronze sponsor), will explore the changing boundaries of reproductive medicine and research.

Professor Azim Surani, speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's one-day conference 'Crossing Frontiers: Moving the Boundaries of Human Reproduction', taking place at Amnesty International on Friday 8 December 2017 There is an EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT on the standard fee for full-day attendance, if you book your place before 15 September - see below for details.

Confirmed speakers include Professor Azim Surani (Director of Germline and Epigenomics Research at the University of Cambridge's Gurdon Institute, and discoverer of genomic imprinting) and Dr Anna Smajdor (Associate Professor of Practical Philosophy at the University of Oslo).

Conference sessions include:

In the PET tradition, following introductory presentations the majority of each session's running time will be devoted to discussion with input from the audience.

If tweeting about the conference, please use the hashtag #petconf17

The conference agenda follows, and details of attendance fees and how to book can be found at the bottom of this webpage. If you have any queries, please email


MORNING

WELCOME ADDRESS

Sarah Norcross Sarah Norcross, Director of the Progress Educational Trust (PET) and speaker at PET's one-day conference 'Crossing Frontiers: Moving the Boundaries of Human Reproduction', taking place at Amnesty International on Friday 8 December 2017
Director of the Progress Educational Trust (PET)
Commissioning Editor of BioNews

Session 1:
THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF LIFE AND LAW: WHAT IS A SPERM? WHAT IS AN EGG? WHAT IS AN EMBRYO?

Session 2:
CREATING LIFE IN THE LAB: IN VITRO GAMETOGENESIS (IVG) AND SYNTHETIC HUMAN ENTITIES WITH EMBRYO-LIKE FEATURES (SHEEFs)

Professor Azim Surani Professor Azim Surani, speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's one-day conference 'Crossing Frontiers: Moving the Boundaries of Human Reproduction', taking place at Amnesty International on Friday 8 December 2017
Director of Germline and Epigenomics Research at the University of Cambridge's Gurdon Institute
Discoverer of genomic imprinting

LUNCH
Lunch is available to all attendees, whether they have booked to attend the full conference, the morning half of the conference or the afternoon half of the conference.

AFTERNOON

Session 3:
THE WILD EAST AND THE WORRIED WEST: PIONEERS OR OUTLAWS?

Session 4:
WHAT NEXT FOR GENOME EDITING? POLITICS AND THE PUBLIC

Session 5:
REVOLUTIONISING REPRODUCTION: SETTING A NEW MORAL COMPASS

Dr Anna Smajdor Dr Anna Smajdor, Associate Professor of Practical Philosophy at the University of Oslo and speaker at PET's one-day conference 'Crossing Frontiers: Moving the Boundaries of Human Reproduction', taking place at Amnesty International on Friday 8 December 2017
Associate Professor of Practical Philosophy at the University of Oslo
Tutor at the University of Cambridge's Institute of Continuing Education, and Member of the Umeå University project Close Personal Relationships, Children and the Family

CLOSE

Bronze sponsor
Ferring Pharmaceuticals, bronze sponsor of the Progress Educational Trust's one-day conference 'Crossing Frontiers: Moving the Boundaries of Human Reproduction', taking place at Amnesty International on Friday 8 December 2017

Other sponsors
If your organisation is interested in sponsoring this conference, please contact Sarah Norcross at

BOOKING

Attendance fee: £130 (full-day attendance)
£75 (half-day attendance)

Early bird discount: £110 (full-day attendance)
(This discount is only available if booking is made AND payment is received by 15 September 2017)

Concessions: Friends of PET £65 (full-day attendance)
£37 (half-day attendance)
(You or your organisation must be a registered Friend of PET for 12 months to qualify for this concession)
Students and unwaged £35 (full-day attendance)
£25 (half-day attendance)
(Those qualifying for this concession must bring evidence of student or unwaged status with them to the conference)

You can book online to attend the conference using a credit or debit card, via PayPal below.
Please note that you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay via PayPal.
Please also note that attendance fees, once paid, cannot be refunded.

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Alternatively, you can book to attend the conference by writing to 'Events, Progress Educational Trust, 140 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8AX' and enclosing a cheque (payable to 'Progress Educational Trust') for your attendance fee, or by emailing and asking to be invoiced for your attendance fee.
(Please note that if you ask to be invoiced for your attendance fee using the early bird discount, then payment must be received by the cutoff date of 15 September 2017. If payment is not received by this date, then you will be invoiced for the remainder of the standard attendance fee.)
Discounted attendance fees are available for parties of more than five people - email for details.

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