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An in-depth and unrivalled seminar programme

An in-depth and unrivalled seminar programme

Over the 2 days, we'll be hosting 36 live seminars with leading experts and ambassadors in the world of fertility in our Seminar Programme sponsored by Leeaf. Topics we'll be covering include fertility testing and diagnosis, egg and sperm donation, how to choose a clinic, optimising IVF success and much, much more.

See the full 2022 seminar programme below. Seminar tickets cost just £4 and can be added to your booking when checking out. 

We are delighted that Leeaf will be sponsoring the Seminar Programme this year, and will also be on hand to talk to anyone who is interested in their services.  For more information about Leeaf, head here or visit them at the Show on stand D50.

 

Saturday

10.30 - 11.00
Saturday

Fertility Essentials: What every woman needs to know about routes to parenthood.

Join Dr Julija Gorodeckaja from Care to find out all the key things that you should know about fertility and the next steps you might consider on your journey 

Dr. Julija Gorodeckaja, Group Medical Director for CARE Fertility Group
10.30-11.00
Saturday

Fertility testing and diagnosis - all you need to know

Join Mr Tarek El-Toukhy is the clinical lead of Guys Assisted Conception Unit and HFEA Person Responsible. He will be sharing with us all we should know about fertility testing and diagnostics. An invaluable session for anyone starting out of their journey. 

Dr. Tarek El-Toukhy, Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery and Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD), Guys and St Thomas' Hospital
10.30-11.00
Saturday

Endometriosis and Adenomyosis – and how they can impact your fertility journey

Join this session to learn how endometriosis and adenomyosis affect fertility and what are the current advances in their diagnosis and treatment. 

Dr. Georgi Stamenov, Consultant in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Founder of Nadezhda Women’s Health Hospital
11.30-12.00
Saturday

LGBTQ & routes to parenthood

Laura - Rose Thorogood from the Mummy Tribe, will be talking to us about what to consider as a LGBTQ prospective parent and the routes and options for your path to parenthood. 

Laura-Rose Thorogood, Founder of The LGBT Mummies Tribe
11.30-12.00
Saturday

Getting fertility treatment and pregnancy ready

Professor Adam Balen and Grace Dugdale (a reproductive biologist) will share with you their thoughts on how to get yourself ready for treatment. They have recently co-authored "The Fertility Book - your definitive guide to achieving a healthy pregnancy". 

Prof. Adam Balen, Consultant in Reproductive Medicine, CARE Fertility
Grace Dugdale, Reproductive Biologist
11.30-12.00
Saturday

Premature & low ovarian reserve and how to treat it

Dr Laura Garcia de Miguel from Clinica Tambre in Spain, will be talking to us about low ovarian reserve, what it is and the options for fertility treatment. 

Dr. Laura Garcia de Miguel, Medical Director, Clinica Tambre
12.30-13.00
Saturday

Egg donation in Spain and Greece

If you are considering using an Egg Donor and travelling to Greece or Spain, join us as we find out more about the process and how donors are selected and the law around the donors identity. 

Dr. Dimitrios Dovas, Director, Newlife IVF Greece
Dr. Héctor Izquierdo, Gynaecologist, IVF-Spain
12.30-13.00
Saturday

Find out more about Varicolele & Azoospermia

Varicocele & azoospermia are male fertility conditions, in this session Professor Suks Minhas will talk to us about the conditions and what can be done to treat them. 

Prof. Suks Minhas, Consultant Urologist and Lead Andrologist at Imperial College, London
12.30-13.00
Saturday

Female Fertility treatment options for 43+

Fertility declines with age and in this session we will be discussing what happens to our fertility as we get older and the options for treatment to consider in our mid 40's. 

Dr. George Christopoulos, Obstetrician – Gynecologist and Fertility Specialist at HYGEIA IVF Embryogenesis, Greece
13.30-14.00
Saturday

How to plan your fertility journey with Leeaf

FREE session. Leeaf digitizes IVF treatment process to improve every patient‘s treatment outcome by maximizing the value of available medical patient information and lifestyle data. Join this session to find out more about Leeaf and how it can help you plan your fertility journey. 

14.30-15.00
Saturday

Understanding egg freezing

Egg Freezing, join this session to understand more about the process, why you might consider it and what happens when you are ready to use your frozen eggs. 

Mr. Rehan Salim , Consultant in Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, Imperial College Healthcare
14.30-15.00
Saturday

PCOS & Fertility

How does PCOS affect our fertility and how we can treat it. Join this session to hear from the UK's leading expert Professor Adam Balen.

Prof. Adam Balen, Consultant in Reproductive Medicine, CARE Fertility
14.30-15.00
Saturday

New technology and how it can help with fertility treatment

Dr Alison Campbell from Care Fertility will be talking about how new technology can help with Fertility treatment. She will be talking to us about the most important developments in technology and how AI will help fertility treatment in the future and when these new technological developments are timetabled to appear in clinics.

Dr. Alison Campbell, Chief Scientific Officer for CARE Fertility Group
15.30-16.00
Saturday

How to choose a clinic in the UK

The Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority  (HFEA), will be sharing sound advice and guidance on choosing your clinic for fertility treatment in the UK.

Peter Thompson, CEO, HFEA
15.30-16.00
Saturday

What are the causes of recurrent miscarriage?

Join our chat with Dr Vidya Seshadri from CRGH, to understand more about recurrent miscarriage. A previous popular guest of The Fertility Show, we know that Dr Seshadri's knowledge and expertise on this subject are extensive. We strongly recommend listening to this session if recurrent loss is part of your TTC journey.

15.30-16.00
Saturday

Fertility and age of couples, how does it affect our fertility and what can we do to help

Join us for a chat with Dr Olivares to talk about how the age of men and women can impact our fertility and what we can do to improve our chances of success. 

Dr. Raul Olivares, Medical Director, Barcelona IVF
16.30-17.00
Saturday

Introduction to male fertility

Introduction to Male Fertility. In this session, our guest speaker Professor Allan Pacey will cover all aspects of male fertility, giving the you the very best introduction to the issues men face with their fertility and what next steps to take.

Prof. Allan Pacey, University of Sheffield
16.30-17.00
Saturday

Nutrition & wellbeing

Sandra Greenbank a leading fertility nutritionist will share with us her tips for what we can do to improve our fertility health via our the food and drink we consume, she will also bust some myths. 

Sandra Greenbank, Registered Nutritional Therapist FDSC, DIP ION, MBANT, MIFM
16.30-17.00
Saturday

How can acupuncture help support your fertility journey?

Find out how acupuncture may help you on your fertility journey, and when you should consider having it to support you fertility treatment.

Sarah Clark BScTCM MBAcC MRCHM AFN, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine specialist in fertilty, gyanecology, pregnancy and post-partum

Sunday

10.30-11.00
Sunday

How to understand and interpret UK Clinic IVF Success Rates

The HFEA will help you to understand and navigate success rate data for UK clinics , what it means and how to interpret the information that UK clinics publish. This is a must attend for anyone considering fertility treatment in the UK. 

Clare Ettinghausen, HFEA Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs
10.30-11.00
Sunday

How can I improve my chances of IVF success?

Jon Hausken will be sharing his years of expertise and knowledge about IVF to help you understand how you improve your chance of success .  This is a great session to come along to for anyone considering IVF  

Dr. Jon Hausken, Founder of Klinikk Hausken
10.30-11.00
Sunday

How to choose a clinic abroad

If you are thinking about travelling abroad for your fertility treatment, then please come and join us chatting to Andrew from the International Fertility Company, he has extensive knowledge about IVF treatment abroad and will be sharing the questions you should be asking your clinic before embarking on treatment and travel. 

Andrew Coutts, CEO of International Fertility Company
11.30-12.00
Sunday

The new IVF funding option - presented by Gaia

FREE session: Join us as we chat to Gaia's founder Nader AlSalim the unique way Gaia offers affordable treatment funding. 

 

Nader AlSalim, CEO and founder of Gaia
11.30-12.00
Sunday

The key reasons for recurrent IVF failure

We will be chatting with Dr Francisco Anaya Blanes, MD Gynecologist at UR Vistahermosa about why IVF sometimes fails and what we can learn from these failures for future treatment.

Dr. Francisco Anaya Blanes, Director of the UR Hospital La Vega, Murcia & Gynecologist of the Reproduction Unit of Clinica Vistahermosa
11.30-12.00
Sunday

IVF treatment abroad

Details coming soon.

Dr. Natalia Szlarb, Medical Director, Vida Spain
Dr. Alper Eraslan, Obstetrics & Gynaecology Surgeon with IVF Specialist certification
12.30-13.00
Sunday

Mental Health & Fertility

Our mental health can really suffer, many say that infertility is as much of a mental health is as a medical issue. Join us for a chat with two incredibly experienced counsellors who will be sharing their advice on how to manage both your's and your partners' mental health through your fertility journey. 

Angela Pericleous-Smith, Chair of the British Infertility Counselling Association
Tracey Sainsbury, Senior Fertility Counsellor
12.30-13.00
Sunday

IVF mild/natural approach

Join us as we chat to Professor Geeta Nargund who will be telling us more about the mild/ natural approach for IVF and why it works well for some women. 

Prof. Geeta Nargund, Director of CREATE Fertility
12.30-13.00
Sunday

Introduction to egg & sperm donation

Join Nina Barnsley, Director of Donor Conception Network, for an unmissable conversation for anyone considering egg or sperm donation as a route to parenthood. 

Nina Barnsley, Director of Donor Conception Network
14.30-15.00
Sunday

Sperm Donation as a route to parenthood

Join us to understand more about sperm donation as a route to parenthood, from a patient's perspective and hear more about how donation works and the process. 

Eloise Edington, Founder, Fertility Help Hub
Saghar Kasiri, Healthcare Professional
14.30-15.00
Sunday

Reflexology & fertility

Barbara Scott will be discussing Reproductive Reflexology, and how it can be helpful for both men and women. She'll talk through what you might expect during an initial consultation, how it can be used alongside IVF/ICSI and whether there is data or evidence to support it's use

Barbara Scott, Chair of The Association of Reproductive Reflexologists and Founder of Seren Natural Fertility
14.30-15.00
Sunday

What you should know about IVF before commencing treament

15.30-16.00
Sunday

Surrogacy in the UK & abroad

Mike & Wes will share their personal experience of surrogacy and will give tips on what we all should understand about surrogacy as a route to parenthood both in the UK and abroad. 

Michael Johnson-Ellis, Co-Founder of My Surrogacy Journey and TwoDads.U.K
Wes Johnson-Ellis, Co-Founder of My Surrogacy Journey and TwoDads.U.K
15.30-16.00
Sunday

Adoption: a parent and agency perspective

Join our chat with notafictionalmum and a social worker from the regional adoption agency Adopt Thames Valley. We highly recommend anyone considering adoption/fostering as a route to parenthood come along for this session to hear more about how rewarding adoption can be for both parent and child. 

Notafictional Mum, Founder of Notafictionalmum
15.30-16.00
Sunday

Common add on treatments, what are they and do I need them?

The the HFEA, will be talking to us about add on treatments that are often offered by fertility clinics.  The HFEA will explain what they are and why you might need them.  The session will also explain about the HFEA traffic light system that applies to add on's, to help you make sensible treatment choices.

Prof. Tim Child, HFEA Authority Member and Chair of the HFEA Scientific and Clinical Advances Advisory Committee, Medical Director of Oxford Fertility and Group Medical and Founding Director of The Fertility Partnership
16.30-17.00
Sunday

Egg donation UK

If you are considering parenthood with the help of a UK Egg Donor then please come and join us for an insightful and informative with The Lister Clinic London. 

Dr Yau Thum, Lister Fertility
16.30-17.00
Sunday

Optimising IVF success

Professor Charles Kingsland will join us for a chat about how we can optimise our chances of IVF success.  A great session to come to if you are thinking about IVF treatment and want to make sure you give it the very best shot.

Prof. Charles Kingsland, Chief Medical Officer for CARE Fertility Group
16.30-17.00
Sunday

Fertility in the workplace

Fertility Network UK will be sharing with us how you can make sure that your workplace is offering you the right support when you are going through fertility treatment.

Anya Sizer , Regional Representative for Fertility Network UK