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FILM: 40 Years of IVF – Past, Present and Future

29 April 2019
By BioNews
Appeared in BioNews 996

This film documents the Progress Educational Trust/Scottish Government event '40 Years of IVF: Past, Present and Future'.

The event marked the 40th birthday of the world's second ever IVF baby (and first IVF boy), Alastair MacDonald. Alastair and his mother, Grace MacDonald, looked back on the circumstances of Alastair's conception, birth and childhood.

They were joined on the speaker panel by experts, practitioners and regulators who discussed not only the early days of IVF, but also how the world of fertility has evolved since and what its future holds.

(If you cannot see the '40 Years of IVF: Past, Present and Future' film below, click here to view it.)


Introductions
0:00:00 Sarah Norcross
Director, Progress Educational Trust
0:04:47 Professor Allan Pacey
Trustee, Progress Educational Trust
Speaker panel
0:08:47 Dr Kay Elder
Senior Research Scientist, Bourn Hall Clinic
0:19:50 Grace MacDonald
The second woman ever to give birth to a child following IVF
0:35:21 Alastair MacDonald
The second person, and first male, ever to be born who was conceived via IVF
0:43:44 Dr Abha Maheshwari
Clinical Lead in Reproductive Medicine, Aberdeen Fertility Centre
0:51:53 Sally Cheshire
Chair, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
1:02:40 Professor Colin Duncan
Chair, Society for Reproduction and Fertility
Discussion
1:11:12 Audience contributions
Conclusions
1:38:46 Dr Kay Elder
Senior Research Scientist, Bourn Hall Clinic
1:43:18 Grace MacDonald
The second woman ever to give birth to a child following IVF
1:43:55 Alastair MacDonald
The second person, and first male, ever to be born who was conceived via IVF
1:45:15 Dr Abha Maheshwari
Clinical Lead in Reproductive Medicine, Aberdeen Fertility Centre
1:46:24 Sally Cheshire
Chair, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
1:48:42 Professor Colin Duncan
Chair, Society for Reproduction and Fertility
Close
1:49:21 Birthday celebrations for Alastair MacDonald

This film was made by Video Production Edinburgh.

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