Revolutionising Reproduction: The Future of Fertility Treatment

Progress Educational Trust
Great Hall, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
19 March 2019 2pm-5.30pm (followed by refreshments)

Evelyn Telfer, Professor of Reproductive Biology at the University of Edinburgh and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's symposium 'Revolutionising Reproduction: The Future of Fertility Treatment', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019 Dr Rod Mitchell, Research Group Leader at the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Reproductive Health and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's symposium 'Revolutionising Reproduction: The Future of Fertility Treatment', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019 J Richard Smith, Clinical Lead at Womb Transplant UK and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's symposium 'Revolutionising Reproduction: The Future of Fertility Treatment', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019 Professor Richard Anderson, Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Edinburgh and chair of the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event 'From Acupuncture to Yoga: Can Lifestyle Choices Improve the Odds of IVF Working for You?', taking place in Glasgow on the evening of Thursday 14 June 2018 Dr Norah Fogarty, Member of the Francis Crick Institute's Human Embryo and Stem Cell Laboratory and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's symposium 'Revolutionising Reproduction: The Future of Fertility Treatment', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019 Professor Bruce Whitelaw, Deputy Director of the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's symposium 'Revolutionising Reproduction: The Future of Fertility Treatment', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019 Scott Nelson, Professor of Reproductive and Maternal Medicine at the University of Glasgow and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's symposium 'Revolutionising Reproduction: The Future of Fertility Treatment', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019

An afternoon symposium about the rapidly moving boundaries of reproductive medicine and embryo research, produced by the Progress Educational Trust (PET) and supported by the Scottish Government. Details of attendance fees and how to book can be found below.
Confirmed speakers and chairs include Professor Evelyn Telfer, Dr Rod Mitchell, J Richard Smith, Professor Richard Anderson, Dr Norah Fogarty, Professor Bruce Whitelaw and Professor Scott Nelson.
The symposium is in two parts, 'Creating Sperm And Eggs Outside the Body' and 'From Genome Editing to Womb Transplants'. The symposium will then be followed by a free-to-attend evening event in the same venue, exploring related topics.
When you book your place(s) at the symposium, you have the option of booking to attend the evening event at the same time.
If you have any queries about this symposium, please email sstarr@progress.org.uk

2pm Part 1:
CREATING SPERM AND EGGS OUTSIDE THE BODY

Evelyn Telfer Evelyn Telfer, Professor of Reproductive Biology at the University of Edinburgh and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's symposium 'Revolutionising Reproduction: The Future of Fertility Treatment', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019
Professor of Reproductive Biology at the University of Edinburgh
Leader of recent research in which human eggs were, for the first time, fully developed in the laboratory

Dr Rod Mitchell Dr Rod Mitchell, Research Group Leader at the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Reproductive Health and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's symposium 'Revolutionising Reproduction: The Future of Fertility Treatment', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019
Research Group Leader at the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Reproductive Health, and Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children
Partner in the GrowSperm project, coordinating research into the development of human sperm in the laboratory

Richard Anderson Professor Richard Anderson, Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Edinburgh and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's symposium 'Revolutionising Reproduction: The Future of Fertility Treatment', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019
Professor of Clinical Reproductive Science and Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Reproductive Health
Consultant in Reproductive Medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and at the Edinburgh Clinic

Chair: Scott Nelson, Professor of Reproductive and Maternal Medicine at the University of Glasgow and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's symposium 'Revolutionising Reproduction: The Future of Fertility Treatment', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019
Scott Nelson
Professor of Reproductive and Maternal Medicine at the University of Glasgow
Specialist in reproductive medicine at Glasgow Royal Infirmary's Assisted Conception Service and at the Glasgow Royal Fertility Clinic

3.45pm Refreshments

4.15pm Part 2:
FROM GENOME EDITING TO WOMB TRANSPLANTS

J Richard Smith J Richard Smith, Clinical Lead at Womb Transplant UK and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's symposium 'Revolutionising Reproduction: The Future of Fertility Treatment', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019
Clinical Lead and Leader of the Research Team at Womb Transplant UK
Consultant Gynaecological Surgeon and Researcher at Imperial College Healthcare, Coeditor of the Atlas of Gynaecologic Oncology and pioneer in fertility-preserving surgery

Dr Norah Fogarty Dr Norah Fogarty, Member of the Francis Crick Institute's Human Embryo and Stem Cell Laboratory and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's symposium 'Revolutionising Reproduction: The Future of Fertility Treatment', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019
Member of the Francis Crick Institute's Human Embryo and Stem Cell Laboratory
Coauthor of research in which the genomes of human embryos were, for the first time, edited to study the function of a gene

Bruce Whitelaw Professor Bruce Whitelaw, Deputy Director of the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's symposium 'Revolutionising Reproduction: The Future of Fertility Treatment', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019
Professor of Animal Biotechnology and Deputy Director at the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute
Pioneer in research involving transgenic and genome-edited animals

5.30pm Refreshments

6.15pm Free-to-attend evening event
GERMLINE IN THE SAND: WHERE SHOULD WE DRAW THE BOUNDARIES FOR GENOME EDITING?
This evening event will follow the symposium proper, taking place in the same venue and exploring related topics. Further details can be found here.
When you book your place(s) at the symposium, you have the option of booking to attend the evening event at the same time.

PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS
The Scottish Government, supporter of the Progress Educational Trust's symposium 'Revolutionising Reproduction: The Future of Fertility Treatment', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019

BOOKING
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Please also note that attendance fees, once paid, cannot be refunded.

Attendance fee: £25

Concessions: Friends of PET £15
You or your organisation must be a registered Friend of PET for 12 months to qualify for this concession.

Unwaged (including students not in paid employment) £10
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