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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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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, taking place THIS WEEK, chaired by Sandy Starr with speakers including Professor Bruce Whitelaw, Dr Gillian Wright, Professor Neva Haites, Dr Calum MacKellar and Dr Sarah Chan... [Read More]
Revolutionising Reproduction: The Future of Fertility Treatment
19 March 2019 1.15pm-2pm (registration and lunch), 2pm-5.30pm (symposium 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, taking place THIS WEEK, 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]
Talking Genomics with Patients
5 March 2019 6pm (tea/coffee), 6.30pm-8pm (panel discussion) Innovate Room, The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP
A FREE-to-attend evening event in Birmingham about genomic medicine, facilitated by Dr Christine Patch with speakers including patients and parents Claudia Beard, Sabine Starr and Dr Charles Steward... [Read More]
40 Years of IVF: Past, Present and Future
24 January 2019 5.30pm (refreshments), 6.30pm-8.30pm (panel discussion) King Khalid Building (Symposium Hall), Hill Square, Edinburgh EH8 9ST
A FREE-to-attend public event in Edinburgh, 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]
Make Do or Amend: Should We Update UK Fertility and Embryo Law?
5 December 2018 9.30am-5.30pm (followed by drinks reception) Venue: 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 5.45pm (tea/coffee), 6.30pm-8.30pm (panel discussion) 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 5.45pm (refreshments), 6.30pm-8.30pm (panel discussion) 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 6.30pm-8.30pm 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 6.30pm-8.30pm (followed by drinks reception) 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 5.45pm (refreshments), 6.30pm-8pm (panel discussion) 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 5.45pm (refreshments), 6.30pm-8pm (panel discussion) 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]
The Real Cost of IVF
11 April 2018 6pm (wine reception), 6.30pm-8pm (panel discussion) Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 27 Sussex Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4RG
A Progress Educational Trust debate about the hidden costs of fertility treatment... [Read More]
Putting Your Genome to Work: For the NHS, for Industry, for the UK Post-Brexit
21 March 2018 6.30pm-8.30pm Venue: Amnesty International, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
A Progress Educational Trust event asking what we want public and private sector organisations to be able to do with our genomic data as the UK approaches Brexit... [Read More]
Crossing Frontiers: Moving the Boundaries of Human Reproduction
8 December 2017  Amnesty International, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
A Progress Educational Trust conference about the changing boundaries of reproductive medicine and research... [Read More]
Life after Death: A Woman's Victory in Having Her Deceased Husband's Children
24 October 2017  Lecture Theatre 4, Arts Tower, University of Sheffield, 12 Bolsover Street, Sheffield S3 7NA
A Progress Educational Trust event about the 20th anniversary of the Diane Blood case... [Read More]
What Does Consent Mean for Generation Genome?
11 September 2017  Meeting Room 2, Nowgen Centre, 29 Grafton Street, Manchester M13 9WU
A Progress Educational Trust debate about the future of genomic medicine and consent... [Read More]
What Next for Genomics? Providing Answers, Changing Lives, Transforming the NHS
4 July 2017  Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE
A Progress Educational Trust debate about the future of genomic medicine and the NHS... [Read More]
Fertility Treatment Add-Ons: Do They Add Up?
29 March 2017  Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 27 Sussex Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4RG
A Progress Educational Trust debate about the role of 'add-ons' in fertility treatment... [Read More]
Rethinking the Ethics of Embryo Research: Genome Editing, 14 Days and Beyond
7 December 2016  Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH
A Progress Educational Trust conference about genome editing and the 14-day limit on human embryo research... [Read More]
Frozen Assets? Preserving Sperm, Eggs and Embryos
25 October 2016  Great Hall, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
A Progress Educational Trust debate about preserving fertility when there is a medical need... [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.