The Fertility Show Seminar Programme 2019
Please see below the 2019 seminar programme, subject to change. Friday seminars coming soon...
Please see below the 2019 seminar programme, subject to change. Friday seminars coming soon...
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.
Egg Donation and IVF Abroad - are the popular destinations in Europe safe enough? How to check the clinic before the trip?
Comprehensive comparison of the most popular destinations in Europe including law, success rates, treatment options and costs. During the seminar, we'll discuss how patients can check the IVF Clinic before they go abroad - where to look for the information, how to check if the clinic is allowed to treat patients.
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. Lucia, who is Membership Coordinator of Donor Conception Network and Gill Pearson discuss the importance of being open with children.
PCOS is a common cause of infertility in women and particularly common among women with ovulation problems. Adam Balen, Professor of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at Leeds NHS Centre for Reproductive Medicine, talks about what is known about PCOS and the most effective ways of investigating and treating it.
Visitor Quote: 'The information was amazing and extremely helpful. Thank you so much and god bless.'
An exciting and interesting dive into implantation where Dr. Hausken will be highlighting the following topics during his talk:
• Cross talking between the Embryo and Endometrium
• Implications affecting implantation
• Endometrial Receptive Analysis
• Cell communication
• How vaginal and cervical microbiota affect implantation
• Patient involvement
Professor Charles Kingsland is a World Renowned Practitioner in Fertility Therapy and is the Group Clinical Director at CARE Fertility. He has 30 years experience in treating patients particularly in the Northwest of England. He has brought many innovations to the speciality in his own unique, enthusiastic and passionate style. He will be available to talk individually to patients at the show.
Jonathan Ramsay and colleagues at Imperial and at the Lister Hospital have been looking at the relevance of measuring the DNA quality of a man’s sperm since original research on this topic, published more than 10-years ago. More recently, we have begun to appreciate that sperm can be damaged, as it travels through the genital tract – a long journey for a tiny sperm. This damage is often caused by ‘oxidative stress’, and now we can measure this phenomenon to help us to direct and choose antioxidant treatments. However, there are different types of DNA damage, and some of these are not so easy to treat – we are beginning to understand these differences, so that we can decide whether interventions (such as varicocele treatment) will be effective. We are also working to refine our approach to surgical sperm retrieval, to provide ‘better’ sperm for ICSI. It is a rapidly developing field, which I am looking forward to sharing with all at the Fertility Show this year.
Couples seeking fertility treatment would like to choose options that will provide them with the highest chance of success. Fertility clinics would also like to accomplish the maximum pregnancy rate, however, sometimes the two do not aline. Patients are continously recieving conflicting messages on different approaches to IVF treatment based on their ovarian reserve or age. Mr Faris will particularly target this issue in his talk using the Lister Fertility clinic data of around 23,000 cycles as well as external data. The objectives of the talk is to provide patients with clear explanation and guidance on their chances in an already challenging journey.
Repeated failed cycles can be physically, emotionally and financially exhausting. Offering a comprehensive approach is key before changing the treatment strategy. Before embarking on a new IVF treatment, Fertility Specialists must first identify the causes of previous failure. During this seminar, Dr Szlarb will cover the potential causes and will offer information on the different solutions available to overcome recurrent failure and improve treatment outcome.
Difficulty to conceive affects one in six couples in the UK. This causes significant stress and anxiety. Long waiting periods for appointments as well as protracted investigations further compound the distress. Appropriate investigations and fertility advice as part of a timely, discrete and sensitive process is of the utmost importance to couples. In this talk, Mr Ogutu discusses when and where to seek answers, as well as a thorough and efficient one–stop fertility assessment service.
Dr. Olivares will talk about the possibility of patients over the age of 40 who want a baby using their own eggs. He will talk about IVF and how they can improve their chances of this happening.
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
Henrietta will be exploring the influence that stress has on our hormonal system and fertility. This workshop will explain Henrietta's 360 mind-body approach to wellbeing and stress management, combining evidence-based principles of functional medicine with the inherent wisdom found in more natural nutrition practices. You will be given the opportunity to find out which natural approaches will support you and your body during preconception.
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.
An embryo has the ability to be implanted in the uterus only if it reaches the blastocyst stage, which usually occurs on day 5 of its development. Theoretically, these embryos carry a high implantation potential. This lecture will help answer the question if the routine adoption of this policy will improve success rates in IVF."
Surrogacy is often the only course of action available to intended parents who are unable to carry a baby themselves. Surrogacy can be a long and complex journey as there are so many elements to consider. It’s therefore crucial to find an experienced clinic with ethical values and excellent service, who is empathetic and flexible to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your future family. As National Surrogacy Awards Winners 2018, we are supporting the UK Law Commission to review the existing surrogacy law, by advising, influencing and educating the decision-makers.
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.
Past Visitor Quote "No nonsense, no selling. The most useful seminar so far."
IVF is about teamwork. A number of disciplines are needed to join together to provide the necessary patient care in helping to create a baby. From a patient perspective, the infertility journey involves close interaction with three of those teams; Clinical, Nursing and Administration staff are frequently in contact with patients during their treatment. But hiding in the shadows of the laboratory is a fourth team with less patient interaction but enormous responsibilities: the Embryology Team. Embryologists are highly specialised scientists that are in charge of creating and looking after the gametes and embryos. The aim of this talk is to throw some light on the sometimes concealed work of the embryologists and their critical role during the IVF journey.
The presentation aims at engaging and enlightening the audience to the latest advances in the field. A brief summary informing the patients and couples attending the show about what they need to know before embarking on treatment so they can make an informed decision. The presentation is nonbiased and submitting an evidence based medicine in a scientific way, at the same time not going into too much details which could lead to more confusion to the patients
The aim of the talk is to provide couple with the latest in the field without dictating or suggesting any form or modality of treatment nor expressing favouritism towards any clinic in particular .
The advantage of this talk is to raise awareness to lay people also not to bombard them with statistics and too much medical jargon that leave them more confused. I will be focused on what is available on the market and what is agreeable with the HFEA as acceptable
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.