This week at the Progress Educational Trust (3 July 2020)
The Progress Educational Trust (PET) is delighted to announce two upcoming free-to-attend public events, both of which will be held online. The first of these events is taking place this coming Thursday (9 July).
Taking place from 5pm-6pm on Thursday 9 July 2020. To attend/participate via the web, please register here.
This event will discuss and clarify a change to UK law - introduced to address problems caused by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic - which came into force this month, and grants a temporary extension to the 10-year legal limit on the storage of eggs, sperm and embryos.
The new law has implications for fertility patients, fertility clinics and researchers in life sciences and biomedicine, as well as for the regulator of this area (the HFEA). Find out more about the themes of the event here.
The event will begin with a presentation by James Lawford Davies (Partner at Hill Dickinson), and will be chaired by Sarah Norcross (Director of PET). Find out more about the speaker and chair here, and if tweeting about this event, please use the hashtag #COVIDextension
Taking place from 6.30pm-8pm on Wednesday 16 September 2020. To attend/participate via the web, please register here.
This event will discuss the rapid growth of 'known donor' arrangements between donors and recipients of sperm or eggs. Find out more about the themes of the event here.
This event is produced in partnership with the University of Manchester's Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives, with funding from UK Research and Innovation. and will be chaired by Sarah Norcross.
Speakers will include Dr Petra Nordqvist, Hamish Reid, Nina Barnsley, Erika Tranfield and Natalie Gamble. Find out more about the speakers and chair here, and if tweeting about this event, please use the hashtag #PETknowndonor