Events

The National Fertility Society will be holding or be speaking at regular events for the public interested in or receiving fertility treatment or professionals within reproductive medicine.  Please see below for details.

The Importance of the #GenomicsConversation from a Patient Perspective

Tuesday 5 March: ‘Talking Genomics with Patients

6.30pm-8pm (panel discussion) The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham B2 5EP 

free-to-attend evening event in Birmingham with speakers who have had their whole genomes sequenced, produced in partnership with Health Education England and facilitated by Dr Christine Patch.

This event forms part of the Genomics Conversation, a programme of activities which involves the public and stakeholders in discussions about key issues in genomic medicine.

More information to follow

Revolutionising Reproduction: The Future of Human Fertility Treatment

Great Hall, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
19 March 2019 2pm-5.30pm (followed by refreshments)

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 below.
Confirmed speakers and chairs include Professor Evelyn TelferDr Rod MitchellJ Richard SmithProfessor Richard AndersonDr Norah FogartyProfessor Bruce Whitelaw and Professor Scott Nelson.
The symposium is in two parts, ‘Creating Sperm And Eggs Outside the Body‘ and ‘From Genome Editing to Womb Transplants‘. 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.

Gerline in the Sand: Where Should We Draw the Ethical boundaries for Genome Editing

Great Hall, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
19 March 2019 5.30pm (refreshments), 6.15pm-8pm (panel discussion)


free-to-attend public event about the ethical and scientific boundaries of genome editing, produced by the Progress Educational Trust (PET) and supported by the Scottish Government. Confirmed speakers include Professor Neva HaitesDr Sarah Chan and Dr Calum MacKellar.
This evening event will be preceded by an afternoon symposium in the same venue, exploring related topics in greater depth. Further details of the symposium can be found here.

Fertility Show Manchester 2019

This Show is for anyone wishing to become a parent. Are you considering IVF? Or looking into surrogacy? The Fertility Show will answer all your questions such as how do I find out about egg donation? Or how do I go about fostering?

Show opening times

10am – 6pm (Saturday 23 March 2019)

10am – 5pm (Sunday 24 March 2019)

Ticket Prices:

 

Advance Tickets On the door
Single day ticket £10 £13
Single two day ticket £16 £20
Pair of tickets £18 £22
Seminars £3 £3

How Can We Make Surrogacy Law Deliver?

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 27 Sussex Place, Regent’s Park, London NW1 4RG
3 April 2019 6pm (wine reception), 6.30pm-8.30pm (panel discussion)

free-to-attend public event about surrogacy, produced by the Progress Educational Trust (PET) in partnership with the British Fertility Society (BFS).
The event will be chaired by Dr Jane Stewart (Chair of the BFS), with speakers including Professor Nick HopkinsSarah JonesElizabeth Isaacs QCDr Imogen Goold and Dr Kirsty Horsey.

Fertility Fest 2019

What is Fertility Fest?

An international programme of events that brings together leading artists with fertility professionals, patients and the public to discuss what it means to make (and sometimes not make) babies in the 21st century.

Why? Because we believe that the arts – theatre, dance, music, visual art, film and literature – has the power to change the world of fertility and infertility for the better.

Testing Times: How Should We Use Genomic Data in Assisted Reproduction

Venue: Amnesty International, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
16 May 2019 6.30pm-8.30pm

free-to-attend public event about genomics and reproduction, produced by the Progress Educational Trust (PET) and supported by Igenomix.