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EVENTS


Crossing Frontiers: Moving the Boundaries of Human Reproduction

Progress Educational Trust
Venue: Amnesty International, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
08 December 2017 - 9.30am-5pm

Professor Azim Surani, Director of Germline and Epigenomics Research at the University of Cambridge and speaker at 'Creating Life in the Lab: In Vitro Gametogenesis (IVG) and Synthetic Human Entities With Embryo-Like Features (SHEEFs)' - Session 2 at the Progress Educational Trust's one-day conference 'Crossing Frontiers: Moving the Boundaries of Human Reproduction', taking place at Amnesty International in London on Friday 8 December 2017 Professor Robin Lovell-Badge, Group Leader in Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics at the Francis Crick Institute and speaker at 'Creating Life in the Lab: In Vitro Gametogenesis (IVG) and Synthetic Human Entities With Embryo-Like Features (SHEEFs)' - Session 2 at the Progress Educational Trust's one-day conference 'Crossing Frontiers: Moving the Boundaries of Human Reproduction', taking place at Amnesty International in London on Friday 8 December 2017 The 2017 Annual Conference of the Progress Educational Trust (PET) will explore the changing boundaries of reproductive medicine and research. The conference agenda can be found here, and details of attendance fees and how to book can be found here.

The conference is supported by the Anne McLaren Memorial Trust Fund and the Edwards and Steptoe Research Trust Fund (silver sponsors), and by Ferring Pharmaceuticals and the London Women's Clinic (bronze sponsors).

Conference sessions include:

  1. The Building Blocks of Life and Law: What Is a Sperm? What Is an Egg? What is an Embryo?
  2. Creating Life in the Lab: In Vitro Gametogenesis (IVG) and Synthetic Human Entities With Embryo-Like Features (SHEEFs)
  3. The Wild East and the Worried West: Pioneers or Outlaws? Professor Guido Pennings, Director of the Bioethics Institute Ghent and speaker at 'Revolutionising Reproduction: Setting a New Moral Compass' - Session 5 at the Progress Educational Trust's one-day conference 'Crossing Frontiers: Moving the Boundaries of Human Reproduction', taking place at Amnesty International in London on Friday 8 December 2017 Sally Cheshire, Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and chair of 'The Wild East and the Worried West: Pioneers or Outlaws?' - Session 3 at the Progress Educational Trust's one-day conference 'Crossing Frontiers: Moving the Boundaries of Human Reproduction', taking place at Amnesty International in London on Friday 8 December 2017
  4. What Next for Genome Editing? Politics and the Public
  5. Revolutionising Reproduction: Setting a New Moral Compass

Confirmed speakers and chairs include:

In the PET tradition, following introductory presentations the majority of each session's running time will be devoted to discussion with input from the audience.

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