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The Progress Educational Trust (PET) regularly organises public events on genetics, assisted conception, embryo/stem cell research and related areas. These events typically attract a diverse audience of lawyers, politicians, policymakers, ethicists, academics, scientists, sociologists, clinicians, students, patients and support groups. Details of past PET events are also available on this website.

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40 Years of IVF: Past, Present and Future
24 January 2019 6.30pm-8.30pm King Khalid Building (Symposium Hall), Hill Square, Edinburgh EH8 9ST
A FREE-to-attend public event in Edinburgh taking place NEXT WEEK, at which Alastair MacDonald - the second person ever to be born who was conceived via IVF (and the first male) - will speak alongside Grace MacDonald (his mother), Dr Kay Elder, Sally Cheshire, Professor Colin Duncan and Dr Kay Elder, with Professor Allan Pacey as chair... [Read More]
Talking Genomics with Patients
5 March 2019 6pm (tea/coffee), 6.30pm-8pm (panel discussion) The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP
A FREE-to-attend evening event in Birmingham with speakers who have had their whole genomes sequenced, facilitated by Dr Christine Patch... [Read More]
Revolutionising Reproduction: The Future of Fertility Treatment
19 March 2019 2pm-5.30pm (followed by refreshments) Great Hall, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
An afternoon symposium in Edinburgh about the rapidly moving boundaries of reproductive medicine and embryo research, with speakers including Professor Evelyn Telfer, Dr Rod Mitchell, J Richard Smith, Professor Richard Anderson, Dr Norah Fogarty, Professor Bruce Whitelaw and Professor Scott Nelson... [Read More]
Germline in the Sand: Where Should We Draw the Boundaries for Genome Editing?
19 March 2019 5.30pm (refreshments), 6.15pm-8pm (panel discussion) Great Hall, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
A FREE-to-attend evening event in Edinburgh about the ethical and scientific boundaries of genome editing, with speakers including Professor Neva Haites, Dr Sarah Chan and Dr Calum MacKellar... [Read More]
How Can We Make Surrogacy Law Deliver?
3 April 2019 6pm (wine reception), 6.30pm-8.30pm (panel discussion) Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 27 Sussex Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4RG
A FREE-to-attend public event about surrogacy, chaired by Dr Jane Stewart with speakers including Professor Nick Hopkins, Sarah Jones, Elizabeth Isaacs QC, Dr Imogen Goold and Dr Kirsty Horsey... [Read More]
Testing Times: How Should We Use Genomic Data in Assisted Reproduction?
16 May 2019 6.30pm-8.30pm Venue: Amnesty International, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
A FREE-to-attend public event about genomics and reproduction... [Read More]