Friday 7 January



07.45Registration, refreshments, exhibition and poster viewing
07.50- 08.50Sponsor’s symposium


Chair: Suman Rice, Programme Chair, SRF

Keynote 1: In-vitro gametogenesis

Professor Katsuhiko Hayashi, Professor, Department of Stem Cell Biology and Medicine, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Japan


Keynote 2: Mitochondrial development

Professor Mary Herbert, Professor of Reproductive Biology, Wellcome Centre Mitochondrial Research, Newcastle upon Tyne


New horizons in pre-implantation genetic testing

Dagan Wells, Associate Professor, Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health, University of Oxford

10.30 Attended poster presentations (even numbers)
Refreshments, exhibition and demo zone presentations


Matters of life: ART in Africa in the context of global reproductive health

Chair: Raj Mathur, Chair, BFS
Professor Silke Dyer, Reproductive Medicine Unit, University of Cape Town, South Africa


Society AGMS

ARCS  Honorary member, STP awards
BFS  Honorary Fellowships
SRF  Marshall Medal (2021) – Prof. R. Michael Roberts


Lunch, exhibition and poster presentations viewing

CooperSurgical sponsor’s symposium

15.50Exhibition, refreshments and poster viewing
16.30-18.00UPDATE SESSION 2
U2A  Clinical

AI and clinical decision making

Sotirios Saravelos, Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine, Apricity Fertility and Honorary Clinical Lecturer, Imperial College London


Artificial Intelligence and the IVF lab

Dr Cristina Hickman, Chief Scientific Officer, Apricity


Regulation of AI in fertility treatment

Victoria Askew, Policy Manager, HFEA

U2B  Materno-Fetal/Embryonic Interactions

Maternal recognition of pregnancy in primates: Impact of endometriosis

Asgerally T Fazleabas, University Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University


How to build a primate: modelling embryogenesis in a dish

Thorsten Boroviak, Principal Investigator, Laboratory for Primate Embryogenesis, University of Cambridge


Big baby, small baby, how does your placenta grow?

Karen Forbes, Leeds

U2C  Clinical science

Male preconception health and impact on fertility and pregnancy outcomes: circadian rhythms, sleep and impact on semen quality 

Carmen Messerlian, Assistant Professor of Environmental Reproductive, Perinatal, and Pediatric Epidemiology, Harvard, USA


Impact of paternal age on ART

Denny Sakkas, Scientific Director, Boston IVF


Sperm quality as an indicator of future health 

Dr Michael Eisenberg, Director, Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery; Associate Professor of Urology and Obstetrics & Gynecology (by courtesy), Stanford University


Fertility care through apps

Francesca Steyn, Director of Fertility, PEPPY Health


Fertility support platforms – the good, the bad and those that can be sometimes unhelpful

Tracey Sainsbury, Independent Senior Fertility Counsellor, Fertility Counselling


Caring for intimate data in fertility technologies

Maryam Mehrnezad, Cyber Security Research Fellow, Newcastle University, UK

19.30Conference dinner

Please note: Topics and titles subject to change