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The Progress Educational Trust (PET) regularly organises public events on genetics, assisted conception, embryo/stem cell research and related areas. Past PET events are listed in reverse chronological order below. Details of forthcoming PET events are also available on this website.

If you have any queries relating to PET events, please contact Communications Officer Sandy Starr at sstarr@progress.org.uk


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Frozen Fertility: The Challenges of Storing Eggs, Sperm and Embryos
8 January 2020  Great Hall, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
A Progress Educational Trust event exploring medical, ethical, legal, social and policy aspects of cryopreservation... [Read More]
Reality Check: A Realistic Look at Assisted Reproduction
4 December 2019  Venue: Amnesty International, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
A Progress Educational Trust conference exploring fertility-related practices, technologies and treatments that give rise to challenging questions when examined in light of available evidence... [Read More]
Does Fertility Treatment Still Need to Be a Medical Secret?
26 November 2019  Riddle's Court, 322 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PG
A FREE-to-attend public event in Edinburgh, discussing the special legal restrictions that still apply to the disclosure of fertility patient information, with speakers including Gwenda Burns and Dr Catriona McMillan... [Read More]
Trouble in Store? How Not to Break the Law when Storing Embryos and Gametes
29 October 2019  Hill Dickinson, Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London EC2A 2EW
A Progress Educational Trust event about the storage of embryos, eggs and sperm... [Read More]
Can Law Reform Solve Surrogacy's Problems?
24 September 2019 6pm (refreshments), 6.30pm-8.30pm (discussion) Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ
A Progress Educational Trust event about surrogacy law... [Read More]
Everything You Wanted to Know about Genomics but Were Afraid to Ask
4 September 2019  Garratt Suite, Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4FP
A Progress Educational Trust event about genomics... [Read More]
Anonymous No More? Donor Conception and Direct-to-Consumer DNA Testing
19 June 2019  University of Liverpool (London Campus), 33 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1AG
A Progress Educational Trust debate about about the impact of genetic testing on donor conception and donor anonymity... [Read More]
Testing Times: How Should We Use Genomic Data in Assisted Reproduction?
16 May 2019  Amnesty International, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
A Progress Educational Trust debate about about genomics and reproduction... [Read More]
How Can We Make Surrogacy Law Deliver?
3 April 2019  Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 27 Sussex Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4RG
A Progress Educational Trust debate about about surrogacy... [Read More]
Germline in the Sand: Where Should We Draw the Boundaries for Genome Editing?
19 March 2019  Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
A Progress Educational Trust debate about the ethical and scientific boundaries of genome editing... [Read More]
Revolutionising Reproduction: The Future of Fertility Treatment
19 March 2019  Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
A Progress Educational Trust symposium about the rapidly moving boundaries of reproductive medicine and embryo research... [Read More]
Talking Genomics with Patients
5 March 2019  The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP
A Progress Educational Trust event about genomic medicine... [Read More]
40 Years of IVF: Past, Present and Future
24 January 2019  King Khalid Building (Symposium Hall), Hill Square, Edinburgh EH8 9ST
A Progress Educational Trust event at which Alastair MacDonald - the second person ever to be born who was conceived via IVF (and the first male) - spoke alongside Grace MacDonald (his mother) and a panel of experts... [Read More]
Make Do or Amend: Should We Update UK Fertility and Embryo Law?
5 December 2018  Amnesty International, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
A Progress Educational Trust conference marking the fact that it has been 10 years since the last major overhaul of UK fertility and embryo law... [Read More]
Whose Genome Is It Anyway? Big Data and Your DNA
10 October 2018  Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ
A Progress Educational Trust debate about the 100,000 Genomes Project and the work of the Scottish Genomes Partnership... [Read More]
Modern Surrogacy Needs a Modern Law: How Should We Regulate Surrogacy in the 21st Century?
27 September 2018  Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ
A Progress Educational Trust debate about reform of surrogacy law... [Read More]
How Do We Make Genomics Everybody's Business?
5 September 2018  Trafford Suite, Midland Hotel, 16 Peter Street, Manchester M60 2DS
A Progress Educational Trust debate about whether and how to fulfil the Chief Medical Officer's ambition to 'make genomics everyone's business'... [Read More]
With Great Genomic Data Comes Great Responsibility
26 June 2018  Kennedy Lecture Theatre, Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH
A Progress Educational Trust debate about Big Data and the 100,000 Genomes Project... [Read More]
From Acupuncture to Yoga: Can Lifestyle Choices Improve the Odds of IVF Working for You?
14 June 2018  College Hall, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 232-242 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5RJ
A Progress Educational Trust debate about alternative and lifestyle approaches to fertility... [Read More]
Time Waits for No Man: The Impact of Age on Male Fertility
9 May 2018  Great Hall, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
A Progress Educational Trust debate about age and male fertility... [Read More]

PET's ultimate ambition, time and resources allowing, is to include in this section of the PET website extensive details of every event organised by the charity since it was founded, as well as events organised by the charity's precursor organisation the Progress Campaign for Research into Human Reproduction.

If you are interested in supporting this archive work, contact Sarah Norcross at snorcross@progress.org.uk or on +44 (0)20 7278 7870.