Saturday 8 January

Ethical

 

08.30Registration, refreshments, exhibition and poster viewing
09.20

BOB EDWARDS MEMORIAL LECTURE

Chair: Jason Kasraie, Chair, ARCS
Human Embryology: past, present, future
Professor Daniel Brison, Scientific Director, Department of Reproductive Medicine, St Mary’s Hospital Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust confirmed

 

PLENARY SESSION 3

10.10

Chair: Stuart Lavery, Programme Chair, BFS

Fertility Network UK update

Gwenda Burns, Chief Executive, Fertility Network UK

10.20

Challenging medico-legal issues

James Lawford Davies 

10.45

Democratising access to IVF

David Sable, Life sciences investor, author and former reproductive endocrinologist, New York, USA

  
11.15 Poster viewing, exhibition and refreshments
  
11.45 – 12.45PARALLEL SHORT PAPERS SESSIONS 3
  
12.45Lunch, exhibition and poster viewing
  
13.45UPDATE SESSION 3
U3A Joint ARCS and BFS
 

Male contributions to miscarriage 

Justin Chu, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

 

Fertility outcomes in BAME communities

Christina Ekechi, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Imperial Healthcare and Co-Chair, RCOG Race Equality Taskforce

 

HFEA update

Julia Chain, Chair, HFEA

U3BScientific update: Zoonotic diseases and transmission
 

Zoonotic disease in Tanzania

Sarah Cleaveland, Glasgow

 

Impact of SARS-CoV-2 on fertility, miscarriages and stillbirth

Professor David Baud, Lausanne, Switzerland

U3C Nursing: Ethical
 

My experience as a fertility nurse in bridging the gap for people of different cultures trying to conceive

Yemi Adegbisile, Nurse Consultant, ABS Harley Street

 

The new HFEA consent on Intra partner donation and shared motherhood

Natalie Sutherland, Partner, Burgess Mee Family Law and a trustee of PET

  
FINAL PLENARY SESSION
14.50

Debate: This house believes that chemicals in the environment have contributed significantly to declining male reproductive health 

For: Jorma Toppari, Professor of Physiology, University of Turku and Turku University Hospital, Finland 

Against: Richard Sharpe, University of Edinburgh

15.30

Fetal surgery: operating on the world’s smallest patients

Professor Aris Papageorghiou, Consultant Fetal Medicine and Obstetrics, St George’s University NHS Foundation Trust Hospital

16.00Prize giving
16.15Closing remarks – Richard Lea, SRF
 

Please note: Topics and titles subject to change