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This week at the Progress Educational Trust (8 March 2020)


Speakers at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend public events 'The Business of Egg Freezing: From Bluster to Best Practice', 'IVF and Women's Health: What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Find Out?' and 'The Special Status of Mary Warnock: From Fertility Treatment to Embryo Research' The Progress Educational Trust (PET) is delighted to announce that registration is now open its next three free-to-attend online events, beginning with an event this week.

Each event will be chaired by the charity's Director, Sarah Norcross. Further details follow.


This coming Thursday's event 'The Business of Egg Freezing: From Bluster to Best Practice', taking place on 11 March, will discuss how egg freezing relates to patient interests and business interests.

The event is produced by PET in partnership with University College London's EGA Institute for Women's Health.

The event is also sponsored by the British Fertility Society, CooperSurgical, the London Egg Bank, the University of Cambridge's Reproductive Sociology Research Group, and Reproduction and Fertility.

Speakers will include Rachel Cutting (of the HFEA), Dr Zeynep Gurtin (of the Institute for Women's Health), Dr Lucy van de Wiel (of the University of Cambridge), Eileen Burbidge (of Passion Capital) and Professor Marcia Inhorn (of Yale University).

Find out more about the speakers and chair here, and register for your free place here. If tweeting about this event, please use the hashtag #PETegg

To mark the event, Combined Academic Publishers has made a number of relevant books – including titles by panel speakers Dr Lucy van de Wiel and Professor Marcia Inhorn – available, for a limited time, at a specially discounted price. See here for details.


'IVF and Women's Health: What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Find Out?', taking place on 16 March, will discuss the health of women undergoing fertility treatment.

The event is produced by PET in partnership with the Scottish Government. Speakers will include Professor Siladitya Bhattacharya (of the University of Aberdeen), Professor Jenny Kurinczuk (of the University of Oxford), Professor Catherine Nelson-Piercy (of King's College London) and Dr Melanie Davies (of University College Hospital).

Find out more about the speakers and chair here, and register for your free place here. If tweeting about this event, please use the hashtag #IVFHealth


The enduring legacy of the late Baroness Mary Warnock (1924-2019) will be discussed at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend public event 'The Special Status of Mary Warnock: From Fertility Treatment to Embryo Research', being held online on Wednesday 14 April 2021 'The Special Status of Mary Warnock: From Fertility Treatment to Embryo Research', taking place on 14 April, will discuss the enduring legacy of the late Baroness Mary Warnock (1924-2019) – a Patron of PET, who did much to shape the worlds of assisted conception and related research.

The event is produced by PET with sponsorship from the British Fertility Society, the London Egg Bank, Theramex and Reproduction and Fertility.

Speakers will include Professor Sarah Franklin (of the University of Cambridge), Professor Emily Jackson (of the LSE), Professor Alison Murdoch (of Newcastle University) and Peter Thompson (of the HFEA).

Find out more about the speakers and chair here, and register for your free place here. If tweeting about this event, please use the hashtag #MaryWarnock