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The Fertility Show Seminar Programme 2018

The Fertility Show Seminar Programme 2018

Join us for the most comprehensive fertility-related seminar programme in the UK.

Choose from over 50 sessions across 2 days from world-leading fertility experts, with talks covering every aspect of infertility and fertility treatment.

Book from our extensive programme now for only £3 per seminar:   

Please see below our London 2018 programme.

 

 

Saturday

10.30 - 11.15
Saturday
Planning treatment abroad? The arguments for travelling to Spain vs Portugal vs Greece

Planning treatment abroad? The arguments for travelling to Spain vs Portugal vs Greece

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

Chaired by Aileen Feeney from FNUK

10.30-11.15
Saturday
The Ultimate Survivor’s Guide to IVF

The Ultimate Survivor’s Guide to IVF

So you’re about to undergo fertility treatment? Hold on tight. Whether this is your first time or you’re already an IVF veteran, you need to prepare yourself for the Roller coaster of your life. If there’s one person who knows the secret to survival, it’s Jessica Hepburn - author, fertility campaigner and host of The Fertility Show’s Q&A stage. Jessica will be revealing her top tips for surviving the IVF process - whatever your fertility story, however it ends.  

10.45 - 11.30
Saturday
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. 

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 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. 

11.30 -12.15
Saturday
IVF Protocol

IVF Protocol

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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
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.

12.45 - 13.30
Saturday
IVF and cutting edge technologies - do they make a difference and the evidence for them

IVF and cutting edge technologies - do they make a difference and the evidence for them

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12.45 - 13.30
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.

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
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

13.45 - 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.

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.

14.30 - 15.15
Saturday
IVF and the cutting edge technologies - do they make a difference and the evidence for them

IVF and the cutting edge technologies - do they make a difference and the evidence for them

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14.30 - 15.15
Saturday

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

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14.45 - 15.30
Saturday
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.

14.45 - 15.30
Saturday

Practical strategies to manage emotions

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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
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.

15.45 - 16.30
Saturday
Decision-making, openness and family building

Decision-making, openness and family building

If you use donated sperm, eggs or embryos to start your family then the issues of what, when and how to tell the child about their genetic origin becomes crucial. Nina, who is the Director of Donor Conception Network and Gill Pearson discuss the importance of being open with children.

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 some of those factors within a patient’s control.

16.45 - 17.30
Saturday
The Pros and Cons of Surrogacy for Intended Parents

The Pros and Cons of Surrogacy for Intended Parents

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16.45 - 17.30
Saturday
Complimentary Medicine - The Evidence

Complimentary Medicine - The Evidence

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17.20 - 18.00
Saturday
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.

Sunday

10.45 - 11.30
Sunday
Which way now? Your fertility options if you respond poorly to IVF

Which way now? Your fertility options if you respond poorly to IVF

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10.45 - 11.30
Sunday

Practical strategies to managing emotions

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10.45-11.30
Sunday
The Ultimate Survivor’s Guide to IVF

The Ultimate Survivor’s Guide to IVF

So you’re about to undergo fertility treatment? Hold on tight. Whether this is your first time or you’re already an IVF veteran, you need to prepare yourself for the Roller coaster of your life. If there’s one person who knows the secret to survival, it’s Jessica Hepburn - author, fertility campaigner and host of The Fertility Show’s Q&A stage. Jessica will be revealing her top tips for surviving the IVF process - whatever your fertility story, however it ends.  

11.30 - 12.15
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.

11.30 - 12.15
Sunday
Decision-making, openness and family building

Decision-making, openness and family building

If you use donated sperm, eggs or embryos to start your family then the issues of what, when and how to tell the child about their genetic origin becomes crucial. Nina, who is the Director of Donor Conception Network and Gill Pearson discuss the importance of being open with children.

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
IVF and cutting edge technologies - do they make a difference and the evidence for them

IVF and cutting edge technologies - do they make a difference and the evidence for them

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11.45 - 12.30
Sunday
Surrogacy Arrangements

Surrogacy Arrangements

Surrogacy is an increasingly popular way of building a family for heterosexual couples, single parents and gay dads, but knowing where to start can be a real challenge. Helen Prosser from non-profit UK surrogacy agency Brilliant Beginnings and Natalie Gamble, campaigner and founder of leading fertility law firm Natalie Gamble Associates, explain how to make surrogacy work, both in the UK and in the most popular international destinations, and give no-nonsense advice on the costs and the practical and legal issues you will need to think about.

 

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.

12.45-13.30
Sunday
Counselling through infertility

Counselling through infertility

The stresses and strains of coping with, and treating, infertility put a terrible pressure on relationships. It impacts on sex, daily life, expectations of support, overcoming difficulties and can take a lot of the joy and fun away. Tracey Sainsbury, member of the British Infertility Counselling Association and fertility counsellor at both London Women’s and London Bridge fertility clinics, offers some strategies on working together including a counselling model that helps you to cope better by understanding more about what’s going on unconsciously and the conflicts with your conscious thinking.

13.30 - 14.15
Sunday
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
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

14.30 - 15.15
Sunday
Donor eggs in the UK - Don’t have to fly to succeed

Donor eggs in the UK - Don’t have to fly to succeed

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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 that journey. There are around 180 adoption agencies in England including voluntary agencies and local authorities. First4Adoption, the national information service for people interested in adopting a child in England, encourage you to contact as many as you like and in this talk Gemma Gordon-Johnson, who works for the service, offers this helpful guide as well as explaining the matching process, a bit of background information on children in care and a few of the steps that a few of the people who've had fertility treatment might want to consider as they go down this route.

Visitor Quote from Manchester 2017: 'Fabulous. Great information for those new to adoption.'

14.45 - 15.30
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 2 same sex couples to talk about their journeys and what it's really like to be an LGBT parent in 2018.

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

Picking the best sperm (through HBA analysis with PICSI)

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