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Manchester Seminars

Manchester Seminars

The seminar programme offers unparalleled access to the best minds in fertility. There’s nothing like it.

Please see below our Manchester 2019 seminar programme, with more seminars to be announced! Keep checking back to find out who's speaking. Tickets go on sale in early January.

Saturday

11.30 - 12.15
Saturday
Fertility Treatment in older women

Fertility Treatment in older women

IVF is the main tool that we have when age starts becoming a problem, since it’s the only way to know the real quality of the patient’s oocytes. In this seminar Raul will  explain in detail what can be expected from IVF for patients 40 years and above, and what are the stimulation protocols and laboratory procedures that could help to improve live birth rates.

Raul Olivares has been the Medical Director of Barcelona IVF since 2010

11.30-12.15
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.

Lucia Grounds, Membership Coordinator of Donor Conception Network
12.30-13.15
Saturday
What men need to know about fertility - testing it, boosting it, treating it

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

It is often women who carry the shame and worry of infertility and yet men are a significant cause of problems in nearly half of all cases. A low sperm count or poor quality sperm, obstructions or mechanical difficulties can all be problems for those struggling to conceive. In this talk Allan Pacey, Professor of Andrology at the University of Sheffield and former Chairman of the British Fertility Society, outlines the potential problems, how to test for them and how male fertility might be boosted or treated.

Visitor Quote from Manchester 2017 : 'Superb engaging speaker. Content delivered logically and answered all my questions!'

12.45-13.30
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 counsellor, ex-nurse, cognitive behavioural psychotherapist and single mum to a donor conceived child. She is also a former trustee of the Donor Conception Network.  Caroline will guide you through the decision making process and outline some of the support available.

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.

13.45-14.30
Saturday
Improving the odds of IVF working for you

Improving the odds of IVF working for you

It was only in 1978 that the world’s first IVF baby was born in the UK. However more than 30 years later, less than 1 in 3 cycles of IVF are actually successful. Raj Mathur, Consultant Gynaecologist and Clinical Lead for Reproductive Medicine at St Mary’s Hospital in Manchester, explains what is understood to influence the success or failure of an IVF cycle including some of those factors within a patient’s control.

Visitor Quote from Manchester 2017 : 'Extremely knowledgable, informative and worthwhile.'

14.30-15.15
Saturday
Next Generation IVF - Today!

Next Generation IVF - Today!

There are a range of emerging technologies in the IVF field which claim to improve your chances of conceiving but can also increase the cost of treatment. Professor Simon Fishel, one of the original team who pioneered IVF 35 years ago and Founder and President of CARE Fertility, explains how the clinics in his group are using genetics, cryopreservation and time lapse technologies to improve embryo selection and the time at which the embryo is transferred, thereby boosting successful outcomes.

Visitor Quote from Manchester 2017: 'An honour to be in the man's company. One of the most informative and interesting talks of the weekend.'

14.45 - 15.30
Saturday
Dealing with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Dealing with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

PCOS is a common cause of infertility in women and is particularly common in women who experience ovulation problems. Adam, who is Professor of Reproductive Medicine and is also the current Chairman of the British Fertility Society talks about what is known about PCOS and the runs through the most effective ways of investigating and treating it.

15.30-16.15
Saturday
IVF add ons- what really works

IVF add ons- what really works

TBC

15.45-16.30
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.

Sunday

12.30 - 13.15
Sunday
Recurrent Implantation Failure

Recurrent Implantation Failure

Successful implantation of a human embryo in a receptive endometrium (lining of the womb) requires a remarkable and intricate collaboration of factors. Whether the principal reason for implantation failure lies with the mother or the embryo is a longstanding and as yet unanswered question. This presentation provides an insight into the terms ‘implantation’, ‘implantation failure’ and ‘recurrent implantation failure’, discusses the possible reasons for implantation failure and the management strategies to improve reproductive outcome following a diagnosis of recurrent implantation failure. Mr Bhandari from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust talks though this important topic of Implantation Failure.

12.45 - 13.30
Sunday
Low Ovarian Reserve

Low Ovarian Reserve

As medical techniques improve, so can the boundaries of those who can be helped to conceive through reproductive medicine seem to widen. Seemingly, age and a host of medical conditions now offer no barriers to parenthood. Yet still, many thousands struggle to conceive even after years of stressful and extensive treatment. What are the boundaries of reproductive medicine today and can anyone be treated and any problem overturned? Dr David Polson from Care Fertility explains.

13.45-14.30
Sunday
Should I freeze my eggs?

Should I freeze my eggs?

Fertility preservation means storing sperm, eggs or embryos for use at a later date. Traditionally this option has been open to people with urgent health problems (usually cancer) whose treatment may significantly harm or even destroy their fertility prospects. It can offer some hope of future parenting. Now some healthy single women are opting to store eggs to keep their options open: are they wise planners or giving themselves false hopes? 

Catherine Hayden explains what you need to know. She is a gynaecologist and fertility specialist who leads the Fertility Preservation service for Leeds Fertility.

15.30 - 16.15
Sunday
Infertility management and the rule of 3

Infertility management and the rule of 3

Mr Andrew Drakeley MD FRCOG is the Clinical Director, Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Consultant Gynaecologist at the Hewitt Fertility Centre in Liverpool and Knutsford. This is one of the largest fertility clinics in the UK and treats both NHS and private patients. He is also the Clinical Programme Lead for the MSc in Advanced Fertility Practice at Edge Hill University. Andrew aims to simplify the approach to managing the sub-fertile couple by explaining the common causes and then rationalising the approach to investigation and subsequent treatment options based on individual findings.

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