Thursday 6 January

Biological

 
08.15Registration, refreshments, exhibition and poster viewing
  
 

OPENING PLENARY SESSION 1

9.25

Chair’s opening remarksKaren Schnauffer, Programme Chair, ARCS

9.30

Fishing for insight – the application of evolutionary thinking in fertility research

Professor Neil Gemmel, University of Otago, New Zealand

10.00

Endocrine programming of intrauterine development

Professor Abigail Fowden, Professor, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge

10.30

Improving DNA damage

John Aitken, Laureate Professor, University of Newcastle, Australia

  
11.00Attended poster presentations
Refreshments, exhibition and demo zone presentations
  
12.00Ann McLaren Memorial Lecture
Chair: Richard Lea, Chair, SRF
Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith, Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge
  
12.50Lunch, exhibition and poster viewing
Ferring sponsor’s symposium
  
14.00PARALLEL SHORT PAPER SESSIONS 1
  
15.30Exhibition, refreshments and poster viewing
  
16.20-17.50UPDATE SESSION 1
U1AClinical evidence and horizon scanning
 

Unexplained fertility

Sesh Sunkara, Clinical Senior Lecturer, King’s College

 

Fibroids and polyps

Mostafa Metwally, Consultant Gynaecologist, Sheffield

 

Miscarriage prevention

Professor Arri Coomarasamy, Professor of Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, University of Birmingham

U1B

Environmental  impact on reproductive function

 

Ovarian impacts of persistent environmental pollutants

Aileen Keating, Associate Professor, Iowa State University

 

The nutritional antecedents of poor pregnancy outcome in young adolescents: temporary setback or lifetime consequences?

Jacqueline Wallace, Senior Research Scientist, University of Aberdeen

 

A new recipe for southern white rhino breeding success?

Christopher W Tubbs, Associate Director Reproductive Sciences, San Diego Zoo Global Institute for Conservation Research

U1CEmbryology – Clinical Science
U1DParamedic and Nursing
 

RCN Clinical topic publication – Ovarian Hyperstimulation Syndrome

Jodie Parry, Lead Fertility Nurse, Wales Fertility Institute

 

Managing OHSS in the Fertility Clinic

David Oguto, Consultant Gynaecologist and Medical Director, Herts and Essex Fertility Centre

 

Role of a research nurse in the SOTP OHSS study

Clare Pye, Lead Research Nurse for Sheffield Centre for Reproductive Research (SCEPTRE) and 70@70 Senior Nurse Research Leader, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

17.50

Attended poster session and tours

Welcome wine reception in exhibition

18.15

Merck sponsor’s symposium

Please note: Topics and titles subject to change