This week at the Progress Educational Trust (19 January 2020)
The Progress Educational Trust (PET) is delighted to announce that its next free-to-attend online event, taking place on Thursday 4 February 2021 from 5.30pm-7pm (GMT), will be 'The COVID Vaccine: A Shot in the Arm for Fertility Treatment?'.
At this event, experts representing different professional bodies will discuss their guidance and their thinking on COVID vaccination in relation to assisted conception. Find out more about themes of the event here.
The event will be chaired by Sarah Norcross (Director of PET), with speakers including:
Professor Jason Kasraie (Chair of the Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists)
Dr Anna Veiga (Coordinator of ESHRE's COVID-19 Working Group)
Dr Sigal Klipstein (Member of the ASRM's COVID-19 Task Force)
After that, PET's next free-to-attend online event - taking place on Tuesday 23 February 2021 from 5.30pm-7pm (GMT) - will be 'The Health of IVF Babies: What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Find Out?'.
The event is produced in partnership with the Scottish Government. Online registration for the event will open in early February, but you can already register your interest in attending by emailing email@example.com
If tweeting about this event, please use the hashtag #IVFHealth
Lesley has a formidable career as a clinician and researcher specialising in recurrent miscarriage and uterine fibroids, as well as being an accomplished writer and broadcaster for popular audiences. She was previously President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, driving advances in areas of women's healthcare including perinatal mental health, menopause and timely access to safe abortion.
Lesley is currently Secretary General of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Imperial College London and Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at St Mary's Hospital in London, among other roles. PET could not be more proud to have her as its Patron.
PET's Board of Trustees has also undergone a recent change. Longstanding Trustee Dr Jess Buxton, who was the original Genetics Editor at the charity's flagship publication BioNews, is stepping down from her role as a Trustee. Stepping up is PET's newest Trustee, Alison McTavish, who is Quality and Business Manager at the Aberdeen Fertility Centre.
PET would like to thank Jess for her many contributions to the charity's work over the past 20 years - not least her key role in the success and longevity of BioNews, which published its 1,000th weekly edition in 2019 - and would like to welcome Alison to the team.