Page URL: https://www.progress.org.uk/pastevents

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 Sandy Starr at sstarr@progress.org.uk


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An All-Consuming Problem? How to Protect Patients in the Fertility Market
14 January 2021  Event held online
A Progress Educational Trust event about consumer protection for fertility patients... [Read More]
Fertility, Genomics and COVID-19
9 December 2020  Event held online
A Progress Educational Trust conference exploring what we know about, and how we might deal with, coronavirus/COVID-19 in relation to fertility and genomics... [Read More]
Fertility Facts: What Do Young People Need to Know and When?
3 December 2020  Event held online
A Progress Educational Trust event about whether and how (in)fertility should be addressed in sex and relationships education... [Read More]
IVF Success: What Makes Scotland Special?
18 November 2020  Event held online
A Progress Educational Trust event about the successes and experiences of Scottish fertility clinics... [Read More]
Lessons from Lockdown: How to Improve Support for Fertility Patients
5 November 2020  Event held online
A Progress Educational Trust event about how best to support patients in light of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and the related disruption of fertility treatment... [Read More]
How Old Is Too Old to Be a Parent?
21 October 2020  Event held online
The second of two Progress Educational Trust events discussing fertility and assisted conception in relation to age... [Read More]
Age-Old Question: Exploring Fertility and Ageing
14 October 2020  Event held online
The first of two Progress Educational Trust events discussing fertility and assisted conception in relation to age... [Read More]
Donate, Destroy or Delay? When IVF Embryos Are No Longer Needed for Treatment
29 September 2020  Event held online
A Progress Educational Trust event about what happens to unused embryos following the completion of fertility treatment... [Read More]
Known Unknowns: The Pros, Cons and Consequences of Known Donation
16 September 2020  Event held online
A Progress Educational Trust event about donor conception... [Read More]
Careful What You Look For: What Should We Be Testing For in Sperm and Egg Donors?
8 September 2020  Event held online
A Progress Educational Trust event discussing different ways of assessing the suitability of sperm and egg donors... [Read More]
IVF: A Test Case - Whether, When and How Clinics Should Test Patients and Staff for COVID-19
23 July 2020  Event held online
A Progress Educational Trust event discussing what fertility clinics are currently doing - and what they should be doing - in relation to coronavirus/COVID-19 testing... [Read More]
More Trouble in Store? The Two-Year Extension to Embryo and Gamete Storage Limits
9 July 2020  Event held online
A Progress Educational Trust event discussing a new law which extends egg, sperm and embryo storage limits in order to address problems caused by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic... [Read More]
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  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 Progress Educational Trust event discussing the special legal restrictions that apply to the disclosure of fertility patient information... [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]

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.