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BioNews lists forthcoming events about genetics, assisted conception, embryo/stem cell research and related areas. A selection of these events is also included in weekly BioNews email newsletter.

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Egg Donor and Surrogacy Options (European Seminar Series)
10 November 2019  Assorted venues in London, Dublin, Stockholm and Berlin
A European seminar series by Growing Families... [Read More]
Does Fertility Treatment Still Need to Be a Medical Secret?
26 November 2019 24 September 2019 6pm (food and refreshments), 6.30pm-8pm (discussion) Riddle's Court, 322 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PG
A FREE-to-attend public event taking place in Edinburgh NEXT WEEK, discussing the special legal restrictions that still apply to the disclosure of fertility patient information, chaired by Dr Sarah Martins Da Silva with speakers including Dr Catriona McMillan, Gwenda Burns and Dr Jane Stewart... [Read More]
Reality Check: A Realistic Look at Assisted Reproduction
4 December 2019 9.30am-5.30pm Venue: Amnesty International, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
The Progress Educational Trust's 2019 annual conference, with a Keynote Address by Professor Søren Ziebe and with other confirmed speakers including Sally Cheshire, Professor Robin Lovell-Badge, Dr Jane Stewart, Dr James Duffy, Professor Geeta Nargund, Dr Raj Mathur, Jan Grace, Professor Nick Macklon, Professor Bobbie Farsides, Professor Christopher Barratt, Dr Cristina Hickman, Professor Peter Braude, Professor Joyce Harper, Dr Roger Sturmey, Fiona Fox, Dr Catherine Hill and Sarah Norcross... [Read More]
Frozen Fertility: The Challenges of Storing Eggs, Sperm and Embryos
8 January 2020 6pm (food and refreshments), 6.30pm-8pm (discussion) Great Hall, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
A FREE-to-attend public event in Edinburgh, with speakers including Rachel Cutting, Dr Melanie Davies and James Lawford Davies... [Read More]