This week at the Progress Educational Trust (8 March 2020)
The Business of Egg Freezing: From Bluster to Best Practice
5.30pm-7.30pm (GMT), Thursday 11 March 2021
IVF and Women's Health: What Do We Know? What Do We Need to Find Out?
5.30pm-7pm (GMT), Tuesday 16 March 2021
The Special Status of Mary Warnock: From Fertility Treatment to Embryo Research
5.30pm-7pm (BST), Wednesday 14 April 2021
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.
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).
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).
'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.
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).