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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)

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 2019Evelyn 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 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 here.

The symposium is in two parts:

  1. Creating Sperm And Eggs Outside the Body

  2. From Genome Editing to Womb Transplants

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 2019J 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 Confirmed speakers and chairs include:

  • Evelyn Telfer (Professor of Reproductive Biology at the University of Edinburgh, and leader of recent research in which human eggs were fully developed in the laboratory)

  • Dr Rod Mitchell (Research Group Leader at the University of Edinburgh, and Partner in the GrowSperm project coordinating research into the development of human sperm in the laboratory)

  • J Richard Smith (Clinical Lead at Womb Transplant UK, and pioneer in fertility-preserving surgery)

  • 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 2019Dr 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 Richard Anderson (Professor of Clinical Reproductive Science, and Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, at the University of Edinburgh)

  • Dr Norah Fogarty (member of the Francis Crick Institute's Human Embryo and Stem Cell Laboratory, and coauthor of research in which the genomes of human embryos were edited to study the function of a gene)

  • Bruce Whitelaw (Professor of Animal Biotechnology at the University of Edinburgh, and pioneer in research involving transgenic and genome-edited animals)

  • 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, and specialist in reproductive medicine at Glasgow Royal Infirmary)

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