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An All-Consuming Problem? How to Protect Patients in the Fertility Market

Progress Educational Trust
Event to be held online, via Zoom Video Webinars
14 January 2021 5.30pm-7pm (GMT)

A free-to-attend online event about consumer protection for fertility patients, taking place from 5.30pm-7pm (GMT) on Thursday 14 January 2021.

All are welcome. To attend/participate via the web, please register here.

The UK Government's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recently raised concerns about aspects of the fertility sector, including 'add-on' treatments and the (mis)representation of success rates.

The CMA is now consulting on draft guidance for the fertility sector, in order to help clinics understand and comply with their obligations under consumer law.

This event will discuss the CMA's draft guidance, and will explore what consumer law means for the way fertility clinics price, offer and advertise their treatments.

Dr Louise Strong, Dr Raj Mathur, Mark Wilcox and Katy Lindemann, speakers at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend public event 'An All-Consuming Problem? How to Protect Patients in the Fertility Market', being held online on Thursday 14 January 2021 The event will be chaired by Sarah Norcross, with speakers including:

  • Dr Louise Strong (Director of Consumer Protection at the Competition and Markets Authority)

  • Dr Raj Mathur (incoming Chair of the British Fertility Society)

  • Mark Wilcox (Group Medical Director at CARE Fertility)

  • Katy Lindemann (advocate and commentator on infertility, pregnancy loss and childlessness)

The event is event is produced by the Progress Educational Trust (PET), and is sponsored by the British Fertility Society and Merck.

Attendees will not be audible or visible during this online event, but will still be able to put questions and comments to the speakers and chair, via a Q&A tool within Zoom Video Webinars.

If tweeting about this event, please use the hashtag #IVFconsumer