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Past events

The Progress Educational Trust (PET) regularly organises public events on genetics, assisted conception, embryo/stem cell research and related areas. Past PET events are listed in reverse chronological order below. Details of forthcoming PET events are also available on this website.

If you have any queries relating to PET events, please contact Communications Officer Sandy Starr at


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Fertility Treatment Add-Ons: Do They Add Up?
29 March 2017 6pm (wine reception), 6.30pm-8.30pm (panel discussion) Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 27 Sussex Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4RG
A FREE-to-attend Progress Educational Trust debate about the role of 'add-ons' in fertility treatment... [Read More]
Rethinking the Ethics of Embryo Research: Genome Editing, 14 Days and Beyond
07 December 2016  Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH
A Progress Educational Trust conference about genome editing and the 14-day limit on human embryo research... [Read More]
Frozen Assets? Preserving Sperm, Eggs and Embryos
25 October 2016 5.45pm (refreshments), 6.30pm-8pm (discussion) Great Hall, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
A FREE-to-attend Progress Educational Trust event about preserving fertility when there is a medical need, with speakers including Professor Richard Anderson and Professor Allan Pacey... [Read More]
Birth Certificates and Assisted Reproduction: Setting the Record Straight?
17 October 2016 6pm (registration), 6.30pm-8.30pm (discussion) Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH
A FREE-to-attend Progress Educational Trust event about the purpose and content of birth certificates in light of developments in science, medicine, law and society, with speakers including Professor Peter Braude, Dr Marilyn Crawshaw, Natalie Gamble, Kate Litwinczuk, Dr Julie McCandless, Craig Reisser and Steven Snyder... [Read More]
Testing, Testing 1, 2, 3: PGS and PGD
13 September 2016 6pm (registration), 6.30pm-8.30pm (discussion) Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH
A FREE-to-attend Progress Educational Trust event about testing and screening human embryos, chaired by Dr Sue Avery, with speakers Dr Tony Gordon, James Lawford Davies, Professor Michael Parker and Dr Christine Patch... [Read More]
Can Women Put Motherhood on Ice?
15 June 2016 5.45pm (refreshments), 6.30pm-8.30pm (discussion) Great Hall, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
A FREE-to-attend Progress Educational Trust event - supported by the Scottish Government - about egg freezing, vitrification and delaying motherhood... [Read More]
The Birds, the Bees and Fertility Treatment: A Sting in the Tale?
13 April 2016 6pm (wine reception), 6.30pm-8pm (discussion) Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 27 Sussex Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4RG
A FREE-to-attend Progress Educational Trust event about sex education, schools and (in)fertility... [Read More]
CRISPR/Cas9: Should We Be Using It to Experiment on Human Embryos?
20 January 2016  ExCeL London, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL
An event about genome editing held at the Festival of Genomics... [Read More]
From Three-Person IVF to Genome Editing: The Science and Ethics of Engineering the Embryo
09 December 2015 9.30am-5pm Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH
A Progress Educational Trust conference about making enduring changes to the human embryo... [Read More]
10 Years Since the End of Donor Anonymity: Have We Got It Right?
03 November 2015 Wine reception at 6pm, discussion 6.30pm-8.30pm Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH
A Progress Educational Trust debate about donor conception, with speakers including Juliet Tizzard, Jo Rose, Professor Eric Blyth, Jo Adams and Professor Susan Golombok... [Read More]
Beating the Biological Clock: Should You Freeze Your Eggs?
21 October 2015 6.30pm-8.30pm JZ Young Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Anatomy Building, Bloomsbury Campus, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
A Progress Educational Trust debate about egg freezing and egg vitrification, with speakers including Professor Barry Fuller, Dr Fran├žoise Shenfield, Dr Imogen Goold and Professor Maureen McNeil... [Read More]
A TripAdvisor for Fertility Clinics - Would You Recommend It?
29 April 2015 6.30pm-8pm Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 27 Sussex Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4RG
A Progress Educational Trust event about plans for the HFEA to publish patient feedback on fertility clinics... [Read More]
Mitochondrial Donation: Is It Safe? Is It Ethical?
02 February 2015  Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 0AA
An evening debate at the Houses of Parliament about mitochondrial donation... [Read More]
The Commercialisation of Life
02 December 2014 9.30am-5pm Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH
A Progress Educational Trust conference about the role of commerce in genetics and fertility treatment... [Read More]
Genetic Conditions: How Should Your DNA Be Used in the 100,000 Genomes Project?
06 November 2014 6.30pm-8.30pm Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre, Tait Building, City University London, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB
A Progress Educational Trust event about the 100,000 Genomes Project and commercial aspects of its mission and partnerships... [Read More]
Genomic Medicine Needs You - Do You Need Genomic Medicine?
16 October 2014 6.30pm-8pm East School, Examination Schools, University of Oxford, 75-81 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG
A Progress Educational Trust event about the 100,000 Genomes Project and what it can offer patients... [Read More]
Breast Cancer Risk: Facts, Fictions and the Future
03 July 2014 6.30pm-8.30pm Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, University College London, Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT
The concluding event in the Progress Educational Trust's 'Breast Cancer: Chances, Choices and Genetics' series... [Read More]
Risk Management: Breast Cancer, Business and Patents
05 June 2014 6.30pm-8.30pm Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, University College London, Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT
The third event in the Progress Educational Trust's 'Breast Cancer: Chances, Choices and Genetics' series... [Read More]
Do Genes Matter? Families and Donor Conception
22 May 2014 6.30pm-8.30pm Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, University College London, Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT
A Progress Educational Trust debate about family, kinship, gender, sexuality, assisted conception and genetics... [Read More]
Risk Assessment: Breast Cancer, Prediction and Screening
08 May 2014 6.30pm-8.30pm Darwin Lecture Theatre, Darwin Building, University College London, Malet Place, London WC1E 6BT
The second event in the Progress Educational Trust's 'Breast Cancer: Chances, Choices and Genetics' series... [Read More]

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PET's ultimate ambition, time and resources allowing, is to include in this section of the PET website extensive details of every event organised by the charity since it was founded, as well as events organised by the charity's precursor organisation the Progress Campaign for Research into Human Reproduction.

If you are interested in supporting this archive work, contact Sarah Norcross at or on +44 (0)20 7278 7870.

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