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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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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 event 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 event 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]
Birth Certificates and Assisted Reproduction: Setting the Record Straight?
17 October 2016  Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH
A Progress Educational Trust debate about the purpose and content of birth certificates in light of developments in science, medicine, law and society... [Read More]
Testing, Testing 1, 2, 3: PGS and PGD
13 September 2016  Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH
A Progress Educational Trust debate about testing and screening human embryos... [Read More]
Can Women Put Motherhood on Ice?
15 June 2016  Great Hall, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
A Progress Educational Trust debate about egg freezing, vitrification and delaying motherhood... [Read More]
The Birds, the Bees and Fertility Treatment: A Sting in the Tale?
13 April 2016  Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 27 Sussex Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4RG
A Progress Educational Trust debate about sex education, schools and (in)fertility... [Read More]
CRISPR/Cas9: Should We Be Using It to Experiment on Human Embryos?
20 January 2016  ExCeL London, 1 Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL
A Progress Educational Trust debate about editing the genomes of human embryos... [Read More]
From Three-Person IVF to Genome Editing: The Science and Ethics of Engineering the Embryo
9 December 2015  Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH
A Progress Educational Trust conference about making enduring changes to the human embryo... [Read More]
10 Years Since the End of Donor Anonymity: Have We Got It Right?
3 November 2015  Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH
A Progress Educational Trust debate about donor conception... [Read More]
Beating the Biological Clock: Should You Freeze Your Eggs?
21 October 2015  JZ Young Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Anatomy Building, Bloomsbury Campus, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
A Progress Educational Trust debate about egg freezing and egg vitrification... [Read More]
A TripAdvisor for Fertility Clinics - Would You Recommend It?
29 April 2015  Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 27 Sussex Place, Regent's Park, London NW1 4RG
A Progress Educational Trust debate about plans for the HFEA to publish patient feedback on fertility clinics... [Read More]
Mitochondrial Donation: Is It Safe? Is It Ethical?
2 February 2015  Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 0AA
A Progress Educational Trust debate, held in the Houses of Parliament, about mitochondrial donation... [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.