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This week at the Progress Educational Trust (15 October 2018)

Sally Cheshire, Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and keynote speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's one-day conference 'Make Do or Amend: Should We Update UK Fertility and Embryo Law?', taking place at Amnesty International in London on Wednesday 5 December 2018 Sir James Munby, former President of the Family Division of the High Court of England and Wales and keynote speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's one-day conference 'Make Do or Amend: Should We Update UK Fertility and Embryo Law?', taking place at Amnesty International in London on Wednesday 5 December 2018 The Progress Educational Trust (PET) is busy preparing for its 2018 Annual Conference - 'Make Do or Amend: Should We Update UK Fertility and Embryo Law?' - taking place all day in London on Wednesday 5 December. See here for details.

The keynote speakers will be Sir James Munby (former President of the Family Division of the High Court of England and Wales) and Sally Cheshire (Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority).

Group Leader of the Francis Crick Institute's Human Embryo and Stem Cell Laboratory and speaker at 'Science Marches On: Key Scientific Developments' - Session 3 at the Progress Educational Trust's one-day conference 'Make Do or Amend: Should We Update UK Fertility and Embryo Law?', taking place at Amnesty International in London on Wednesday 5 December 2018 Dr Andy Greenfield, Programme Leader in Mammalian Sexual Development at MRC Harwell and speaker at 'Science Marches On: Key Scientific Developments' - Session 3 at the Progress Educational Trust's one-day conference 'Make Do or Amend: Should We Update UK Fertility and Embryo Law?', taking place at Amnesty International in London on Wednesday 5 December 2018 The stellar lineup of speakers and chairs for this conference also includes Dr Kathy Niakan, Baroness Ruth Deech, Dr Andy Greenfield, Emily Jackson, Professor Christian de Geyter, Barbara Connolly QC, Professor Ellie Lee, James Lawford Davies, Natalie Gamble, Tim Child, Satu Rautakallio-Hokkanen, Dr Evan Harris, Erika Tranfield, Dr Roger Highfield, Dr Kylie Baldwin, Professor Robert Spaczyński, Fiona Fox and Sarah Norcross.

Professor Christian de Geyter, Chair of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology's European IVF Monitoring Steering Committee and speaker at 'A Patchwork of Policies: Assisted Conception and Embryo Research in Europe' - Session 5 at the Progress Educational Trust's one-day conference 'Make Do or Amend: Should We Update UK Fertility and Embryo Law?', taking place at Amnesty International in London on Wednesday 5 December 2018 Baroness Ruth Deech, Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords and chair of 'Society Marches On: Key Social Changes' - Session 2 at the Progress Educational Trust's one-day conference 'Make Do or Amend: Should We Update UK Fertility and Embryo Law?', taking place at Amnesty International in London on Wednesday 5 December 2018Conference sessions include 'Society Marches On: Key Social Changes', 'Science Marches On: Key Scientific Developments', 'A Patchwork of Policies: Assisted Conception and Embryo Research in Europe', and 'The Future of Fertility Law: What Must Change and When?'.

The conference is supported by the Anne McLaren Memorial Trust Fund, the Edwards and Steptoe Research Trust Fund and the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) (silver sponsors), and by Ferring Pharmaceuticals, the European Sperm Bank, JMW Solicitors, the London Women's Clinic and Vitrolife (bronze sponsors).

Book tickets here, and email sstarr@progress.org.uk if you have any queries.