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The Fertility Show Seminar Programme 2019

The Fertility Show Seminar Programme 2019

 

Please see below the 2019 seminar programme, subject to change. Friday seminars coming soon...

 

 

Saturday

10:30 - 11:15
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.

Grace Dugdale, Reproductive Biologist
10:30 - 11:15
Saturday
IVF Treatment Abroad - Are the popular destinations in Europe safe enough? How to check the clinic before the trip

IVF Treatment Abroad - Are the popular destinations in Europe safe enough? How to check the clinic before the trip

 

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. 

 

Aleksander Wiecki, CMO, IVF Media Ltd.
Jakub Dejewski, CEO, IVF Media Ltd.
10.30-11.15
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. Lucia, who is Membership Coordinator of Donor Conception Network and Gill Pearson discuss the importance of being open with children.

Gill Pearson, Mother of twins conceived using donor eggs
Nina Barnsley, Director of Donor Conception Network
11:30 - 12:15
Saturday
Dealing with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Dealing with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

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.'

Prof. Adam Balen, Leeds Fertility
11:30 - 12:15
Saturday
Solving the mystery of implantation

Solving the mystery of implantation

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

• Immunology

• Implications affecting implantation

• Endometrial Receptive Analysis

• Cell communication

• How vaginal and cervical microbiota affect implantation

• Patient involvement

Dr. Jon Hausken, Klinikk Hausken
11.30 -12.15
Saturday
50,000 consultations: What I’ve learnt in 30 years of helping people to have babies

50,000 consultations: What I’ve learnt in 30 years of helping people to have babies

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.

Prof. Charles Kingsland, Clinical Director, CARE Fertility
12:30 - 13:15
Saturday
 Investigate sperm and treat the man - What do we do about poor quality sperm and unexplained Infertility?

 Investigate sperm and treat the man - What do we do about poor quality sperm and unexplained Infertility?

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.

Jonathan Ramsay, Consultant Urologist, Imperial College Healthcare
12:30 - 13:15
Saturday
Your chances in IVF

Your chances in IVF

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.

Dr. Raef Faris, Consultant Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist, Lister Fertility Clinic
12:30 - 13:15
Saturday
What can we do after failed IVF?

What can we do after failed IVF?

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. 

Dr. Natalia Szlarb, Medical Director of IVF Spain
13:30 - 14:15
Saturday
Fertility Assessment - When is a good time to seek help?

Fertility Assessment - When is a good time to seek help?

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. David Ogutu, Consultant Gynaecologist and IVF Specialist, Herts and Essex Fertility Centre
13:30 - 14:15
Saturday
IVF in patients beyond their 40’s

IVF in patients beyond their 40’s

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.

Dr. Raul Olivares, Medical Director, Barcelona IVF
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

Dr. Marilyn Glenville PhD, Natural Health Practice
14:30 - 15:15
Saturday
What is stress doing to your hormones? How balance in our lives creates balance with our hormones

What is stress doing to your hormones? How balance in our lives creates balance with our hormones

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. 

Henrietta Norton, Fertility and Pregnancy Nutritional Therapist
14:30 - 15:15
Saturday
Natural cycle and mild IVF - Fertility Treatment without the drugs - copy

Natural cycle and mild IVF - Fertility Treatment without the drugs - copy

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.

Prof. Geeta Nargund, Director of CREATE Fertility
14:30 - 15:15
Saturday
Blastocyst transfer - does it really matter?

Blastocyst transfer - does it really matter?

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."

Dr. Dimitrios Dovas, Newlife IVF Greece
15:30 - 16:15
Saturday
Surrogacy a bespoke service - why finding the right clinic is important

Surrogacy a bespoke service - why finding the right clinic is important

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.

Sarah Templeman, Head of Donation and Surrogacy Services, Herts and Essex Fertility Centre
15:30 - 16:15
Saturday

Fertility outcome - interplay of the Mind, Body and Soul

TBC 

Dr. Sandeep Mane
15.30 - 16.15
Saturday
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.

Past Visitor Quote  "No nonsense, no selling. The most useful seminar so far."

Dr. Stuart Lavery, Gynaecologist, Imperial College Healthcare
16:30 - 17:15
Saturday
A day in the life of an Embryologist

A day in the life of an Embryologist

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.

Oriol Oliana, State Registered Clinical Scientist, The Fertility Partnership
16:30 - 17:15
Saturday
Latest Advances in IVF and Reproductive medicine

Latest Advances in IVF and Reproductive medicine

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

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.

Yacoub Khalaf, Consultant in Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, Guys and Thomas' Hospital