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The essential event for
your fertility journey

The Fertility Show Seminar Programme 2018

The Fertility Show London 2018 seminar programme will be live in September. 

Over 50 talks from world leading fertility specialists will be available to book for £3 per session.

Please see below our London 2017 programme.

 

 

Saturday

10.30 - 11.15
Saturday
Preparing for IVF

Preparing for IVF

Physical, nutritional and emotional support, and complimentary therapies can all help to off-set the stresses and strains of IVF, enhance overall wellbeing and improve the chance of success.

10.30 - 11.15
Saturday
Planning treatment abroad?  Norway vs Spain vs Portugal

Planning treatment abroad?  Norway vs Spain vs Portugal

More Brits are travelling abroad for treatment, driven by availability of donors, cost, waiting times and treatment options.  Doctors from three different overseas clinics (Klinikk Hausken, UR Vistahermosa and Ferticentro) set out reasons why you should consider travelling to their country for treatment.

Chaired by Leceia Gordon-Mackenzie from FNUK

10.45 - 11.30
Saturday
Options for adoption

Options for adoption

Jan outlines the options for people considering adoption, including domestic and intercountry adoption, local authorities and early permanency including fostering for adoption.

10.45-11.30
Saturday
Stress and its impact on fertility

Stress and its impact on fertility

What do we know about the impact of stress on men and women’s fertility? Jacky identifies some of the lifestyle changes that can reduce the impact of stress. 

11.30 - 12.15
Saturday
Dealing with Recurrent Miscarriage

Dealing with Recurrent Miscarriage

Recurrent miscarriage (3 or more times) affects 1 in every 100 women. This session looks at the reasons behind it and the most effective ways of investigating and treating it. 

11.30-12.15
Saturday
Boost fertility and prevent miscarriage with nutrition.

Boost fertility and prevent miscarriage with nutrition.

Find out how nutrition can help you get pregnant and also prevent miscarriages. Come to this talk to discover the best diet, supplements and lifestyle factors to maximise your chances of getting, and staying, pregnant. Also learn how to improve your chances for a successful IVF and how nutrition can help if you have been diagnosed with an immunological problem. 

11.45 - 12.30
Saturday
Fertile; how lifestyle changes may improve fertility

Fertile; how lifestyle changes may improve fertility

Holistic fertility specialist, acupuncturist and author of The Baby Making Bible and Total Fertility, Emma explains how she works with patients and the results she has achieved.

11.45 - 12.30
Saturday
Managing relationships through infertility

Managing relationships through infertility

The stresses and strains of coping with and treating infertility puts a terrible pressure on relationships. It impacts on all aspects of a relationship. Tracey Sainsbury, a member of BICA, offers some strategies on working together.

12.30 - 13.15
Saturday
Reduced ovarian reserve: is anyone too difficult to treat?

Reduced ovarian reserve: is anyone too difficult to treat?

Sam Abdalla looks at what the boundaries are in reproductive medicine today?  Can anyone be treated and any problem overturned? 

12.30 - 13.15
Saturday
How To Get Pregnant (and to have the best possible pregnancy)

How To Get Pregnant (and to have the best possible pregnancy)

Zita explains how to combine the latest medical thinking, with advice on nutrition, emotional management and complimentary therapies, to maximise your chances of conceiving successfully.

12.45 -13.30
Saturday
Immunology - potentially hazardous treatment or your best chance of success?

Immunology - potentially hazardous treatment or your best chance of success?

Reproductive Immune Therapy is proposed to improve the outcome in patients with repeated implantation failure or recurrent miscarriage due to Immune System Imbalance.  The treatment may carry risk and the evidence is not very clear. Dr Gorgy makes the case for while Professor Regan makes the case against.   

12.45 -13.30
Saturday
Secondary infertility - Trying for another baby

Secondary infertility - Trying for another baby

Struggling to conceive again having had a successful pregnancy can be a tough and bewildering process. Families can be scared to share feelings in case they upset anyone still trying for their first baby. Helen, author of ‘More Love to Give’ talks openly about her struggle the second time round and why secondary infertility needs to be better understood.

13.30 - 14.15
Saturday
Natural Cycle and Mild IVF - fertility treatment without the drugs?

Natural Cycle and Mild IVF - fertility treatment without the drugs?

Natural Cycle IVF and Mild IVF are two forms of IVF which require no, or very little, use of the ovary stimulating drugs normally associated with this form of treatment and which can add to the stress and risks of treatment. Professor Geeta Nargund, Medical Director of CREATE Fertility, explains how it works and whether it’s right for you.

13.30-14.15
Saturday
Dealing with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Dealing with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Adam Balen talks about what is known about PCOS and the most effective ways of investigating and treating it. 

13.45 - 14.30
Saturday
Factors to consider when choosing a fertility clinic.

Factors to consider when choosing a fertility clinic.

Kate talks through factors from a clinic’s location, culture, specialisations and waiting times to costs and using the data available on the HFEA website.

13.45 - 14.30
Saturday
Freeing your mind to improve fertility

Freeing your mind to improve fertility

Russell, a cognitive hypnotherapist and founder of The Fertile Mind, believes that the mind can be a factor in low pregnancy success rates.  He offers some techniques to help improve your chance of success.

14.30 - 15.15
Saturday
Next Generation IVF

Next Generation IVF

Simon explains how clinics are using genetics, cryopreservation and time-lapse to improve embryo selection and the time the embryo is transferred, thereby boosting successful outcomes. 

14.30 -15.15
Saturday
Men matter too - how men can move on from the silent despair of infertility (and better support their partners)

Men matter too - how men can move on from the silent despair of infertility (and better support their partners)

Two years ago Richard attended the Fertility Show as a visitor during a particularly low point in his life.  In his presentation he opens up about the dark, emotional times he went through and how hard he found it to express his feelings.  He hopes his own experiences can help others on their journey.

14.45 - 15.30
Saturday
Innovations in embryo selection. Do they really make a difference?

Innovations in embryo selection. Do they really make a difference?

Newspapers are full of headlines about developments in embryo selection for IVF.  Here Rachel Cutting discusses how reliable these reports are, and if patients should be pinning their hopes (and cash) on such techniques.

15.30 - 16.15
Saturday
Fertility treatment for older women

Fertility treatment for older women

Tarek outlines the issues related to compromised ovarian reserve and discusses the options and new techniques that can boost fertility and improve success rates for women over 40.

15.30-16.15
Saturday
Why should I give it another go?

Why should I give it another go?

Tim Child presents some of the science and the statistics to offer encouragement and support and give you a few reasons why you might not give IVF another go.

15.45 - 16.30
Saturday
Underlying Health and Fertility: How Can Diet & Lifestyle Help?

Underlying Health and Fertility: How Can Diet & Lifestyle Help?

Often, with fertility problems, underlying biological factors contribute to difficulties conceiving, aside from known medical problems.  This talk offers evidence-based information on health and lifestyle factors that can affect male and female fertility.  It includes general information on preparing for a healthy pregnancy and the importance of preconception care for the lifetime health of your child.

16.30 - 17.15
Saturday
Improving the odds of IVF working for you

Improving the odds of IVF working for you

Yacoub explains what is understood to influence the success or failure of an IVF cycle including those factors that are within a patient’s control.

16.30 - 17.15
Saturday

Issues for families created with donors

If you are hoping to use donated sperm, eggs or embryos to start your family, then the issues of what, when and how to tell a child about their genetic origin becomes crucial.  This presentation looks at the importance of being open with children.

 

16.45 - 17.30
Saturday
Planning treatment abroad? Spain vs Greece vs South Africa vs USA

Planning treatment abroad? Spain vs Greece vs South Africa vs USA

More Brits are travelling abroad for treatment, driven by availability of donors, cost, waiting times and treatment options.  Doctors from four overseas clinics (Dexeus, Newlife IVF Greece, Vitalab and Vios Fertility) set out reasons why you should consider travelling to their country for treatment.

Chaired by Susan Seenan of Fertility Network UK. 

Dr. Lawrence Gobetz, MBChB (Pret) F.C.O.G. (SA) with Reproduction Medicine
16.45 - 17.30
Saturday
Surrogacy options - how to plan a successful journey in either the UK or USA

Surrogacy options - how to plan a successful journey in either the UK or USA

Considering using a surrogate to start or extend your family,  this seminar will give you advice on where to start, how the process works and which country is right for you.  Experts in UK and US surrogacy, Sarah Templeman and Craig Reisser, himself a father through surrogacy, will explain how surrogacy works in these countries and how to plan a successful journey. Chaired by Sarah Jones from Surrogacy UK.

16.45 - 17.30
Saturday
Reproductive Reflexology - how it can benefit you on your fertility journey

Reproductive Reflexology - how it can benefit you on your fertility journey

Barbara has been practising as a reflexologist for the past twenty years and has developed successful treatment plans for enhancing and treating fertility issues. In this seminar, Barbara discusses the benefits of reflexology and what is involved. 

17.20 - 18.00
Saturday
Planning treatment abroad? Spain vs Turkey

Planning treatment abroad? Spain vs Turkey

More Brits are travelling abroad for treatment, driven by availability of donors, cost, waiting times and treatment options.  Doctors from two different overseas clinics (IVI and Bahceci Health Group) set out reasons why you should consider travelling to their country for treatment.

Chaired by Anya Sizer from FNUK.

Manuel Fernandez, Director at IVI Sevilla

Sunday

10.30 - 11.15
Sunday
Planning Treatment abroad? Spain vs Czech Republic vs Greece

Planning Treatment abroad? Spain vs Czech Republic vs Greece

More Brits are travelling abroad for treatment, driven by availability of donors, cost, waiting times and treatment options.  Doctors from four different overseas clinics (IVF Spain, Prague IVF and Embryolab) set out reasons why you should consider travelling to their country for treatment.

Chaired by Susan Seenan of Fertility Network UK. 

Dr. Natalia Szlarb, Medical Director of IVF Spain
10.30-11.15
Sunday
A patient’s experience of the fertility rollercoaster and what to expect

A patient’s experience of the fertility rollercoaster and what to expect

Jessica outlines her experiences and offers practical advice following 10 cycles of IVF and her tips for survival.

10.45 - 11.30
Sunday
Coping Strategies

Coping Strategies

Anger, shock, disbelief, shame, envy, loneliness and isolation – all emotions those undertaking fertility treatment may experience.  Wendy Martin offers coping strategies and ways of looking after yourself when things get difficult.

10.45 - 11.30
Sunday
How reproductive surgery can improve your fertility

How reproductive surgery can improve your fertility

Many conditions, can be treated surgically to improve chances of a pregnancy. Advances in surgical techniques have meant that many of these procedures can now be done with less risk than previously.  Rehan Salim will discuss surgical options and what to ask and consider when considering surgery.

10.45- 11.30
Sunday
Treatment add-ons. Do they add up?

Treatment add-ons. Do they add up?

Cost plays a very important role when choosing treatment and can be a source of great anxiety.  Here Kate Brian explains about add-ons and what they mean.

11.30 -12.15
Sunday
Surrogacy arrangements

Surrogacy arrangements

Natalie and Helen explain how to make surrogacy work, both in the UK and abroad, and give advice on the costs and practical and legal issues.

11.30 -12.15
Sunday
How to deal with unexplained infertility

How to deal with unexplained infertility

Jane offers some insight into the terms ‘unexplained infertility’, explains why finding the cause of infertility can be so difficult and what can be done following such a diagnosis.

11.45 - 12.30
Sunday
The Top Ten ways to cope with infertility

The Top Ten ways to cope with infertility

Mum of two IVF children and an adopted son, Anya will present her top ten techniques for maintaining a positive and constructive approach during difficult times.

11.45 - 12.30
Sunday
Choosing the right clinic for you: getting your head around birth statistics

Choosing the right clinic for you: getting your head around birth statistics

Part of a clinics legal obligation is to provide the HFEA with extensive and detailed information on the outcomes of their fertility treatments.  Juliet talks you through the best way to read and use this information.

12.30 - 13.15
Sunday
Dealing with and treating, endometriosis

Dealing with and treating, endometriosis

Haitham Hamoda talks through the issues of endometriosis and outlines what can be done to preserve or restore fertility.

12.30 -13.15
Sunday
The Basics. What you need to know to get pregnant and how to prepare for pregnancy

The Basics. What you need to know to get pregnant and how to prepare for pregnancy

For many people getting pregnant can be harder than they anticipate. It can be a stressful time for couples, and given the myriad of advice from friends, family, the lay and medical press, its often hard to distinguish good evidence based information from old-wives’ tales. Mr Lavery will cover the essential information you need to know about how long should it take, frequency and timing of intercourse, the impact of stress, diet, smoking and alcohol.  The role of sophisticated placebos will also be considered.

12.45 - 13.30
Sunday
What men need to know about their fertility - testing it, boosting it, treating it

What men need to know about their fertility - testing it, boosting it, treating it

Men are a significant cause of infertility in nearly half of all cases. Allan outlines the potential problems, how to test them & how male fertility can be boosted or treated.

12.45 - 13.30
Sunday
How to improve your chances of IVF success, and change your chances if IVF fails

How to improve your chances of IVF success, and change your chances if IVF fails

Fiona shares her top 5 tips to help change your chances after failed assisted fertility, and create faster fertility success. You will learn techniques to overcome emotional pain so you can genuinely feel more resilient and expect a better outcome next time you try. Fiona’s phenomenally high success rates have earned her a world-wide reputation from Australia, UK and US through to Egypt, Israel and The UAE for helping women and couples when no one else can.

Fiona is the natural fertility specialist renowned for helping: unexplained infertility, secondary subfertility, hormone imbalances, miscarriage, over 40’s

With over 10 years experience as a fertility specialist Fiona has a wealth of experience to draw from and will be giving away a copy of her latest Awakening Fertility handbook – What to do When IVF Fails to everyone who attends who talk.

13.30 - 14.15
Sunday
Testing your fertility and the value of your ovarian reserve

Testing your fertility and the value of your ovarian reserve

James Nicopoullos explains what medical investigations there are to test a woman’s ovarian reserve and what can (and can’t) be done about their fertility.

13.30 - 14.15
Sunday
Boost fertility and prevent miscarriage with nutrition

Boost fertility and prevent miscarriage with nutrition

Find out how nutrition can help you get pregnant and also prevent miscarriages. Come to this talk to discover the best diet, supplements and lifestyle factors to maximise your chances of getting, and staying, pregnant. Also learn how to improve your chances for a successful IVF and how nutrition can help if you have been diagnosed with an immunological problem

13.30 - 14.15
Sunday
What men need to know about their fertility - testing it, boosting it, treating it

What men need to know about their fertility - testing it, boosting it, treating it

It is often women who carry the shame and worry of infertility and yet men are a significant cause of problems in nearly half of all cases. A low sperm count or poor quality sperm, obstructions or mechanical difficulties can all be problems for those struggling to conceive. In this talk, Allan Pacey, Professor of Andrology at the University of Sheffield, outlines the potential problems, how to test for them and how male fertility might be boosted or treated.

13.45 - 14.30
Sunday
Dealing with recurrent miscarriage

Dealing with recurrent miscarriage

Recurrent miscarriage (3 or more times) is highly distressing and affects 1 in every 100 women. Yet most couples who have faced it still have a good chance of a successful birth in the future.  This session looks at the reasons behind it and the most effective ways of investigating and treating it. 

13.45 - 14.30
Sunday
Managing relationships through infertility

Managing relationships through infertility

The stresses and strains of coping with and treating infertility puts a terrible pressure on relationships. It impacts on all aspects of a relationship. Tracey Sainsbury, a member of BICA, offers some strategies on working together.

13.45 - 14.30
Sunday
Single woman in your 30s or 40s? Thinking about having a baby on your own?

Single woman in your 30s or 40s? Thinking about having a baby on your own?

Caroline looks at your choices, how they relate to you, what you need to consider and outlines some of her own experiences. Caroline is a fertility coach, ex-nurse, cognitive behavioural hypnotherapist and single Mum to a donor conceived child, and she will guide you through the decision making process.

14.30 - 15.15
Sunday
Options for adoption

Options for adoption

If you’ve decided to become an adoptive parent the next step is to choose an agency who will prepare and support you on the that journey.  Gemma offers a helpful guide in to choosing the right agency and explains about the matching process as well as steps to consider when considering this route.

14.45 - 15.30
Sunday
Single women and lesbian couples - options for conceiving

Single women and lesbian couples - options for conceiving

What are the options available to women who want to conceive without having sex with a man? Raul Olivares looks at the practical issues around getting pregnant using donor sperm.

14.45 - 15.30
Sunday
PCOS – How to use nutrition to treat PCOS

PCOS – How to use nutrition to treat PCOS

There is overwhelming evidence that diet plays a significant role in the treatment of PCOS.  Come to this talk to find out how you can help yourself to not only reduce your symptoms but also boost your fertility.  This talk will cover the best diet, vitamins and minerals for PCOS.  Learn about reversing insulin resistance naturally and how stress can affect PCOS.

15.30 - 16.15
Sunday
Improving the odds of IVF working for you

Improving the odds of IVF working for you

Yacoub explains what is understood to influence the success or failure of an IVF cycle including some of those factors within a patient’s control.

15.30 - 16.15
Sunday
Travelling to the USA for egg donor treatment and the clinic that treated her

Travelling to the USA for egg donor treatment and the clinic that treated her

In this talk Sarah Esdaile explains what happened in her earlier treatment, why that lead her to the decision to look for an egg donor, and having made that decision, the reasons and thought process behind opting to travel to the States for treatment. 

15.45 - 16.30
Sunday
LGBT Parenting in the UK

LGBT Parenting in the UK

The UK has seen a legal and social revolution over the past 15 years making it easier than ever before for LGBT people to start a family. Leading LGBT family lawyer Natalie is joined by male and female same-sex parents to talk about their journeys and what it's really like to be an LGBT parent in 2017.

15.45 - 16.30
Sunday
Natural fertility as an alternative or enhancement to IVF.

Natural fertility as an alternative or enhancement to IVF.

Is natural fertility a true alternative to assisted methods. I share why in my experience as a natural fertility specialist for many years, it absolutely is and why it also enhances your IVF treatment if that is required. Over the past 12 years, I have researched and developed a natural treatment plan for getting pregnant. Today it is known as 'Mama Be' and today I have more confidence in it than ever. I was my own testimony. At 44 I fell pregnant within two cycles. I had suffered from endometriosis, surgery, symptoms of PCOS and hormone imbalances and was living the modern day "live-to-work" life of stress as a Global Account Director.

I would like to tell my story to inspire all women - whether you are 20, 30, 40 plus - trying to conceive naturally or through IVF.