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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...

 

 

Sunday

10:45 - 11:30
Sunday
IVF Treatment Abroad - How to choose the IVF Clinic abroad? What you should ask differently before you go?

IVF Treatment Abroad - How to choose the IVF Clinic abroad? What you should ask differently before you go?

How to choose the IVF Clinic abroad? What you should ask differently before you go?
During the seminar, we'll discuss statistics regarding the most often asked questions by patients before choosing the IVF clinic. We'll show if these questions are asked in the right way and share how to ask to not to fall into common "IVF" traps.

 

Aleksander Wiecki, CMO, IVF Media Ltd.
Jakub Dejewski, CEO, IVF Media Ltd.
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

When IVF doesn’t work as expected, an important issue to consider is the response to stimulation. This talk will focus on the current evidence for IVF stimulation protocols and expected response. For those cycles where the response is suboptimal, we will consider what options and modifications are likely to help. We will also consider alternative ART treatments to IVF.

Mr. Rehan Salim , Consultant in Gynaecology and Reproductive Medicine, Imperial College Healthcare
11:45 - 12:30
Sunday
Miscarriages are hugely affected by male infertility but there is a solution

Miscarriages are hugely affected by male infertility but there is a solution

TBC

Dr. Lucy Richardson, Laboratory Director, Herts and Essex Fertility
11:45 - 12:30
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

Dr. Marilyn Glenville PhD, Natural Health Practice
11:45 - 12:30
Sunday
Egg Donation and Surrogacy in the US

Egg Donation and Surrogacy in the US

In order to start or grow their families, egg donation and gestational surrogacy provide a means to do so. Egg donation can help single men, same sex male couples, and couples in which a female partner does not have healthy eggs or who carries a genetic condition that could be passed to their offspring.  Gestational surrogacy is an option for same-sex couples or single males and anyone who has struggled with infertility or who may be unable to safely carry a pregnancy. The Idaho Center for Reproductive Medicine specializes in egg donor and gestational surrogacy treatment cycles, and offers high success rates at some of the most affordable costs in the USA.

Dr. Kevin Maas, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Specialist, Idaho Centre for Reproductive Medicine
12:45 - 13:30
Sunday
Recurrent pregnancy loss and recurrent implantation failure - what are our current strategies to solve the riddle?

Recurrent pregnancy loss and recurrent implantation failure - what are our current strategies to solve the riddle?

TBC

Dr. Georgi Stamenov, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Nadezhda Hospital
12:45- 13:30
Sunday
Dealing with and treating endometriosis

Dealing with and treating endometriosis

Endometriosis is a common condition in which the cells which normally line the uterus implant around the outside of the uterus and/or ovaries, causing internal bleeding and pain. It’s affects up to 2 million women in the UK and can substantially reduce fertility. Whilst there is no “cure”, there are different treatments.

Mr. Haitham Hamoda, Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, King’s College Hospital
12.45 - 13.30
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

The need to evolve IVF is the imperative to make IVF even more efficient than it is today. Since the early days of IVF live birth rates, in the best clinics, have improved 3-fold due in part to evolved practice and technology – most of which had little or no evidence before introduction to clinical practice. We will explore some of the latest technologies already bringing changing practice in some clinics, such as Time-Lapse Imaging and Chromosome Assessment, we shall examine the opportunity for the ‘personalised medicine’ approach, the value of natural cycle IVF and is it really ‘back to the future’, and some interesting potential opportunities for the ‘Next Generation IVF’ such as ‘AI’ and ‘PIV’!    

Prof. Simon Fishel, Director of CARE Fertility
13:45 - 14:30
Sunday
10 myths surrounding fertility

10 myths surrounding fertility

This talks aims to explore the common misconceptions about fertility and the role of assisted reproduction technologies in improvement of fertility outcome. It can help you to understand:

- About the role of Assisted Reproductive Technologies at different age groups including above 40;

- The main reason for failed IVF,

- The role of “Freeze all” cycles on chances of success,

- Lifestyle and gametes quality;

- Immune testing

- Genetic testing for embryos

- How the success rate of the clinics is measured

Dr. Julia Kopeika, Consultant Gynaecologist, Guys and St Thomas'
13:45 - 14:30
Sunday
Maternal age and Fertility

Maternal age and Fertility

It is well known that fertility decreases with maternal age. However, nowadays there are different approaches to overtake the difficulties that can be found in some situations because of the age. We will talk about the different methods to measure the possibilities of reproductive success, the differences in the stimulation protocols and treatments that can benefit those patients with advanced maternal age, and also the possibility of using PGT (pre-implantation Genetic testing) in the embryos before transferring them. In some situations, egg donation will be the only possibility to conceive and we will explain why and what does it involve. Last but not least, we will talk about how to make your pregnancy at an advanced maternal age safer for you and your baby.

Beatriz Álvaro, Dexeus Mujer
13:45 - 14.30
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.

Mr. James Nicopoullos, Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Lister Fertility Clinic
14:45 - 15:30
Sunday
Egg Donation - A comparison of the success rates of donor and patient eggs     

Egg Donation - A comparison of the success rates of donor and patient eggs    

In April 2019 Sally Cheshire, the Chair of the HFEA, highlighted that the success rates for women aged over 40 IVF were low if they use their own eggs.  Specifically, just over 1% for those aged over 44, 3.3% for women aged 43 to 44 and 9.1% for women aged 40-42. The HFEA data indicates that success rates for all ages when using donor eggs, including the over 44s, were over 30% per treatment cycle in 2016. The HFEA 2016 data indicates that success rates are linked to the age of the women when her eggs were collected and frozen.  Therefore, where possible, donor eggs from younger patients should be sought. Opting for donor rather than own eggs is a difficult decision for many and needs to be considered carefully with appropriate support.  However egg donation is becoming increasingly common and is worthy of consideration because of the higher success rates.

Dr. Chris White , Cambridge IVF
14:45 - 15:30
Sunday
Unexplained Fertility

Unexplained Fertility

In my talk I would like to cover following key points:

·       What is unexplained infertility?

·       Is it truly unexplained? What are the potential contributing factors?

·       What investigations are recommended?

·       What are the treatment options?

·       How to optimize the chances of natural conception with unexplained infertility?

Dr Anupa Nandi, Lister Fertility
14:45 - 15:30
Sunday
Egg donation in Spain - How it can improve your chances of a successful pregnancy

Egg donation in Spain - How it can improve your chances of a successful pregnancy

If you are not producing eggs of your own, the quality of your eggs are unlikely to result in a pregnancy or if you have suffered repeated miscarriage or implantation failures - egg donation may be the solution for you.

Dr. Laura Garcia de Miguel, Medical Director, Clinica Tambre