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Revolutionising Reproduction: The Future of Fertility Treatment

Progress Educational Trust
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
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.
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The agenda follows.

1.15pm Registration and lunch

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

Evelyn Telfer
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

Richard Anderson
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

Dr Rod Mitchell
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

Chair:
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

Dr Norah Fogarty
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 of Animal Biotechnology and Deputy Director at the University of Edinburgh's Roslin Institute
Pioneer in research involving transgenic and genome-edited animals

J Richard Smith
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

Chair:
Richard Anderson
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

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 afternoon of Tuesday 19 March 2019