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This week at the Progress Educational Trust (17 May 2021)

The Progress Educational Trust (PET) is delighted to announce that its next free-to-attend online event will be 'What's in the Pipeline for Male Infertility?', taking place on Wednesday 16 June 2021 from 5.30pm-7pm (BST).

All are welcome to attend. Find out more about the speakers and chair here, and register for your free place here.

For decades, PET has had dealings with the UK's regulator of fertility treatment and embryo research, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA).

The HFEA's Chair Sally Cheshire has recently stepped down been succeeded by Julia Chain. Sally reflected on her time at the HFEA in an in-depth conversation with PET Director Sarah Norcross, which you can watch below.

Sarah has also been in the news recently, commenting on research that involves the creation of chimeric embryos containing material from both monkeys and humans. Sarah was interviewed by 5 News about the issues raised by this research.

Elsewhere, PET has helped to organise the launch of a new report by the UK Parliament's All-Party Parliamentary Group on Surrogacy. Watch the launch event, which features speakers including Andrew Percy MP (Chair of the APPG on Surrogacy) and Lord James Bethell (Minister for Innovation at the UK Government).