Free events from the Progress Educational Trust

By September 3, 2019Public

There are still places available at the following free-to-attend evening events, which the Progress Educational Trust is producing in Manchester, Edinburgh and London during the next few weeks (beginning in Manchester this coming Wednesday).

• EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT GENOMICS BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK
Produced in partnership with Health Education England and its Genomics Education Programme
Manchester, 6.30pm this coming Wednesday, 4 September 2019 – see https://sforce.co/2ZEDBft

• CAN LAW REFORM SOLVE SURROGACY’S PROBLEMS?
Produced in partnership with the Scottish Government
Edinburgh, 6.30pm on Tuesday 24 September – see https://sforce.co/2GVkSVD

• TROUBLE IN STORE? HOW NOT TO BREAK THE LAW WHEN STORING EMBRYOS AND GAMETES
Produced with the support of Hill Dickinson
London, 6.30pm on Tuesday 29 October – see https://sforce.co/2HLISuP

Attendance at all of these events is free, and the events are open to people from all backgrounds. Further details of each event are provided below.

This coming Wednesday’s event ‘EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT GENOMICS BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK’ is taking place during NHS England’s Health and Care Innovation Expo (which is being held at a nearby venue). But attendance is open to everyone, regardless of whether or not you are registered to attend the Expo.

The event will be co-chaired by SARAH NORCROSS (Director of the Progress Educational Trust) and DR ANNEKE SELLER (Head and Scientific Director of Health Education England’s Genomics Education Programme).

Speakers will include three experts from the Manchester Centre for Genomic Medicine – DR SIMON RAMSDEN (Consultant Clinical Scientist), PROFESSOR JILL CLAYTON-SMITH (Consultant Clinical Geneticist) and ELIZABETH ALEXANDER (Genetic Counsellor) – as well as SABINE STARR (a patient and a Participant in the 100,000 Genomes Project).

The event is taking place at the Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4FP. To reserve places, register at https://sforce.co/2Ko5SBJ

The 24 September event ‘CAN LAW REFORM SOLVE SURROGACY’S PROBLEMS?’ will be chaired by ROBERT GILMOUR (Co-Director of SKO Family Law Specialists).

Speakers will include SARAH JONES (Chair of Trustees at Surrogacy UK), DR KATARINA TRIMMINGS (Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Aberdeen) and DR SHARON ZAHRA (Clinical Lead at the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service).

The event is taking place at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ. To reserve places, register at https://sforce.co/2TdMdqX

The 29 October event ‘TROUBLE IN STORE? HOW NOT TO BREAK THE LAW WHEN STORING EMBRYOS AND GAMETES’ will be chaired by DR IPPOKRATIS SARRIS (Director and Consultant in Reproductive Medicine at King’s Fertility).

Speakers will include CATHERINE DRENNAN (Head of Legal at the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority) and JAMES LAWFORD DAVIES (Partner at Hill Dickinson).

The event is taking place at Hill Dickinson, Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London EC2A 2EW. To reserve places, register at https://sforce.co/2ZtAYRG

Additionally, the Progress Educational Trust will soon be opening registration for the following two events:

• DOES FERTILITY TREATMENT STILL NEED TO BE A MEDICAL SECRET?
A free-to-attend event in Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 26 November

• REALITY CHECK: A REALISTIC LOOK AT ASSISTED REPRODUCTION
A one-day conference in London on Wednesday 4 December

To register your interest in either these events before registration opens, please email Sandy Starr sstarr@progress.org.uk

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