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This week at the Progress Educational Trust (17 January 2022)


The Progress Educational Trust (PET) is delighted to begin 2022 by announcing a packed programme of free-to-attend online events, featuring a stellar lineup of speakers, and beginning with an event this week.

Confirmed speakers at the Progress Educational Trust's upcoming FREE-to-attend online eventsSee below for details, and register now to secure places.


Whole Genome Sequencing at Birth: What Research Can, and Should, Be Done with a Baby's Genome?
5.30pm-7.30pm (GMT), Wednesday 19 January 2022

An event about whole genome sequencing at birth, asking how researchers should be able to use genomic data from newborn babies.

Confirmed speakers include Professor Neena Modi, Dr Imran Kausar, Michelle Mackie, Professor Michael Parker and Dr Richard Scott.

Produced in partnership with Genomics England and its Newborn Genomes Programme. Register here.


Adding Up What We Know: A Global Perspective on Fertility Treatment Add-Ons
5.30pm-7.30pm (GMT), Wednesday 26 January 2022

An event about fertility treatment 'add-ons' – optional treatments or procedures offered alongside IVF, often at considerable expense to the patient, which may not be supported by reliable evidence.

Confirmed speakers include Dr Kersti Lundin, Dr Manuela Perrotta, Dr Sarah Lensen, Satu Rautakallio-Hokkanen, Dr Sigal Klipstein and Peter Thompson.

Produced in partnership with Queen Mary University of London and its Remaking the Human Body project, , with additional sponsorship from Cambridge University Press. Register here.


Prioritising Patient Safety: How to Minimise Risk in Fertility Treatment
5.30pm-7pm (GMT), Wednesday 9 February 2022

An event about the risks posed by IVF and related treatment, and how best to deal with these risks.

Confirmed speakers include Professor Abha Maheshwari, Dr Michael Rimmer, Professor Marian Knight, Professor Ashley Moffett and Dr Rachel Cutting.

Produced in partnership with the Scottish Government. Register here.


Whole Genome Sequencing at Birth: Genomic Data, A Resource from Cradle to Grave?
5.30pm-7.30pm (GMT), Wednesday 16 February 2022

An event about whole genome sequencing at birth, asking about the implications of storing genomic data throughout a person's entire lifetime.

Confirmed speakers include Professor Felicity Boardman, Dr Mavis Machirori, Catherine Joynson, Sabine Starr and Phil Booth.

Produced in partnership with Genomics England and its Newborn Genomes Programme. Register here.


Editing the Human Genome: Where Are We Now? What Happens Next?
5.30pm-7.30pm (GMT), Wednesday 2 March 2022

An event about genome editing – the deliberate alteration of selected DNA sequences in living cells.

The event will be chaired jointly by Professor Robin Lovell-Badge and Sarah Norcross, with confirmed speakers including Professor Kathy Niakan, Professor Henry Greely, Professor Wolf Reik and Nick Meade.

Produced in partnership with Cambridge Reproduction (part of the University of Cambridge), with additional sponsorship from the Anne McLaren Memorial Trust Fund and the Association of Reproductive and Clinical Scientists. Register here.


Whole Genome Sequencing at Birth: Workforce Implications for Healthcare Professionals and Beyond
5.30pm-7.30pm (GMT), Wednesday 16 March 2022

An event about whole genome sequencing at birth, asking about implications for healthcare professionals if this becomes offered routinely.

Confirmed speakers include Sarah-Jane Marsh, Professor Eamonn Sheridan, Professor Pali Hungin, Dr Michelle Bishop and Professor Angus Clarke.

Produced in partnership with Genomics England and its Newborn Genomes Programme. Register here.