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Fertility, Genomics and COVID-19

 

9.15am (GMT)   Introductory films from conference sponsors
 

9.30am (GMT)   Welcome address
 
  Speaker:   Sarah Norcross
 

9.40am (GMT)   Session 1   THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE FERTILITY SECTOR
 
  Chair:   Sarah Norcross
 
 
  The HFEA at 30: Regulating During COVID-19 and Beyond
 
  Speaker:   Sally Cheshire
 
 
  Riding the Wave: A Fertility Clinician's Perspective on Living with COVID-19
 
  Speaker:   Dr Jane Stewart
 
 
  The Value of Liberty and Reproduction in the Pandemic
 
  Speaker:   Professor Julian Savulescu
 

11am (GMT)   Morning break
 

11.30am (GMT)   Session 2   EXAMINING THE EVIDENCE: CAN COVID-19 AFFECT FERTILITY? CAN IT AFFECT THE FETUS?
 
  Session sponsor:   Edwards and Steptoe Research Trust Fund
 
  Chair:   Fiona Fox
 
 
  ACE, Testosterone and COVID-19
 
  Speaker:   Professor Allan Pacey
 
 
  Virus-Free Oocytes: What Does This Mean? Why Should We Care?
 
  Speaker:   Dr Rita Vassena
 
 
  Is the Placenta a Barrier to COVID-19 Crossing to the Fetus?
 
  Speaker:   Professor Ashley Moffett
 

1pm (GMT)   Lunch break
 

2pm (GMT)   Session 3   CORRELATION AND CAUSATION: WHAT CAN GENETICS AND GENOMICS TELL US ABOUT COVID-19?
 
  Session sponsor:   Anne McLaren Memorial Trust Fund
 
  Chair:   Dr Roger Highfield
 
 
  Law of Homogameity: Does COVID-19 Illustrate the Genetic Resilience of Women?
 
  Speaker:   Dr Sharon Moalem
 
 
  Defective Type I IFN Immunity in Patients with Life-Threatening COVID-19
 
  Speaker:   Dr Qian Zhang
 
 
  Towards an Understanding of an Epidemic
 
  Speaker:   Dr Kári Stefánsson
 

3.30pm (GMT)   Afternoon break
 

4pm (GMT)   Session 4   RESUMING TREATMENT: WHAT CAN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES LEARN FROM ONE ANOTHER?
 
  Session sponsor:   ESHRE
 
  Chair:   Dr Anna Veiga
 
 
  Assisted Conception in the European Union During the COVID-19 Pandemic
 
  Speaker:   Dr Nathalie Vermeulen
 
 
  A COVID-Free Fertility Clinic: Triage, Testing and Decisionmaking
 
  Speaker:   Dr Luca Gianaroli
 
 
  ESHRE Guidance: The Adaptation of Fertility Clinics
 
  Speaker:   Dr Edgar Mocanu
 

5.30pm (GMT)   Closing address
 
  Speaker:   Sarah Norcross

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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