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Reality Check: A Realistic Look at Assisted Reproduction

The 2019 Annual Conference of the Progress Educational Trust (PET) is taking place in London on Wednesday 4 December 2019.

The conference will explore fertility-related practices, technologies and treatments that are the subject of popular claims or widely held assumptions, but that can give rise to challenging questions when examined in light of available evidence. See:

Register for the conference here.

(If you would prefer to register and pay your attendance fee via another method, see details below.)

Note that there is an early-bird discount on the standard attendance fee if you register before 20 October. Please note also that attendance fees, once paid, cannot be refunded.

The conference is supported by the Anne McLaren Memorial Trust Fund and the Edwards and Steptoe Research Trust Fund (silver sponsors) and by CooperSurgical, the European Sperm Bank, Ferring Pharmaceuticals and the London Women's Clinic (bronze sponsors).

Additionally, the Institute of Medical Ethics has provided funding for eight medical students based outside London to attend the conference free of charge. To apply for one of these places, email sstarr@progress.org.uk

Conference sessions include:

Confirmed speakers and chairs include Sally Cheshire, Professor Robin Lovell-Badge, Dr Jane Stewart, Dr James Duffy, Professor Geeta Nargund, Dr Raj Mathur, Jan Grace, Professor Nick Macklon, Dr Cristina Hickman, Professor Christopher Barratt, Professor Bobbie Farsides, Professor Peter Braude, Fiona Fox, Dr Roger Sturmey, Dr Catherine Hill and Sarah Norcross.

If tweeting about the conference, please use the hashtag #PETconf19

If you prefer, instead of registering and paying online, you can book to attend this conference by writing to 'Events, Progress Educational Trust, 140 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8AX' and enclosing a cheque (payable to 'Progress Educational Trust') for your attendance fee.

You can also email sstarr@progress.org.uk and ask to be invoiced for your attendance fee. (However, if you ask to use the early bird discount, then payment must be received by the cutoff date of 20 October 2019 - otherwise, you will receive a subsequent invoice for the remainder of the standard fee.)

Discounted attendance fees are available for parties of more than five people. Email sstarr@progress.org.uk for details.

Please note that attendance fees, once paid, cannot be refunded.

If you are a journalist and are interested in covering the conference, please email PET's Head of Communications at chill@progress.org.uk

Venue details, including a map, can be found below. A more detailed map, showing details of how to walk to the venue from the nearest train stations, can be found here.

The four nearest train stations, as indicated on the more detailed map, are as follows.

  • Shoreditch High Street (the green line on the map), a 5 minute walk
  • Old Street (the red line on the map), a 10 minute walk
  • Liverpool Street (the purple line on the map), a 15 minute walk
  • Moorgate (the orange line on the map), a 15 minute walk


04/12/2019 09:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Amnesty International
17-25 New Inn Yard
London EC2A 3EA 







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