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This week at the Progress Educational Trust (21 October 2019)


Dr Catriona McMillan, Senior Research Fellow in Medical Law and Ethics at the University of Edinburgh and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend public event 'Does Fertility Treatment Still Need to Be a Medical Secret?', taking place in Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 26 November 2019 Dr Ippokratis Sarris, Director of King's Fertility and chair of the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend public event 'Trouble in Store? How Not to Break the Law when Storing Embryos and Gametes', taking place in London on the evening of Tuesday 29 October 2019 The Progress Educational Trust (PET) is delighted to announce that its next two free-to-attend evening events will be:


 Professor Robin Lovell-Badge, Chair of Trustees at PET and speaker at 'What's the Truth about... Mild IVF? OHSS? ICSI? Aneuploidy Screening? Implications of Genome Editing for Down's Syndrome?', Session 4 at the Progress Educational Trust conference 'Reality Check: A Realistic Look at Assisted Reproduction', taking place at Amnesty International in London on Wednesday 4 December 2019 Sally Cheshire, Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and speaker at 'Should Fertility Patients Be Given What They Want, or What They Need?', Session 5 at the Progress Educational Trust conference 'Reality Check: A Realistic Look at Assisted Reproduction', taking place at Amnesty International in London on Wednesday 4 December 2019 Registration is also open for the PET's 2019 Annual Conference 'Reality Check: A Realistic Look at Assisted Reproduction', taking place in London on Wednesday 4 December 2019.

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.

See the agenda and timetable here, and register to attend here.

The conference is supported by the Anne McLaren Memorial Trust Fund and the Edwards and Steptoe Research Trust Fund (silver sponsors) and by CooperSurgical, the European Sperm Bank, Ferring Pharmaceuticals and the London Women's Clinic (bronze sponsors).

Dr Jane Stewart, Chair of the British Fertility Society and speaker at 'Should Fertility Patients Be Given What They Want, or What They Need?', Session 5 at the Progress Educational Trust conference 'Reality Check: A Realistic Look at Assisted Reproduction', taking place at Amnesty International in London on Wednesday 4 December 2019Dr James Duffy, Co-Chair of the Priority Setting Partnership for Infertility and speaker at 'Trials and Tribulations: How Can We Build an Evidence Base?', Session 2 at the Progress Educational Trust conference 'Reality Check: A Realistic Look at Assisted Reproduction', taking place at Amnesty International in London on Wednesday 4 December 2019 Additionally, the Institute of Medical Ethics has provided funding for eight medical students based outside London to attend the conference free of charge. To apply for one of these places, email sstarr@progress.org.uk

Conference sessions include:

Confirmed speakers and chairs include:

Further details of the conference can be found here. If tweeting about the conference, please use the hashtag #PETconf19