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The essential event for your fertility journey

Manchester Seminars

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

Please see below our Manchester 2018 seminar programme. 

Saturday

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

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

More Brits are travelling abroad for treatment, driven by availability of donors, cost, waiting times and treatment options. Doctors from UR VistaHermosa, Klinnik Hausken and Ferticentro give reasons why you should consider travelling to their country for treatment.

10.45-11.30
Saturday
How to balance the stresses and strains through infertility – How the Counsellor can help:

How to balance the stresses and strains through infertility – How the Counsellor can help:

The emotional and physical impact of coping with infertility puts a huge pressure on a person, their relationships, friendships, work and all aspects of everyday life. Angela Pericleous-Smith offers coping strategies to be in the best possible place to see you through your fertility journey.

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

11.45 - 12.30
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.

12.30 - 13.15
Saturday
Legal Issues when conceiving using a donor or co-parenting

Legal Issues when conceiving using a donor or co-parenting

If you’re considering conceiving using a donor, or co-parenting it’s important you know who will have legal rights and responsibilities for your child. This talk will explore: Who is a legal parent where a known/unknown sperm donor is used or there is a co-parenting arrangement. The talk will examine the key differences between using unknown vs known donors and co-parenting, married/civil partner couples vs unmarried couples and treatment in a fertility clinic vs treatment at home.

Why does being a legal parent matter and what are the legal consequences of this? Rose-Marie gives top tips to avoid problems arising.

12.45 -13.30
Saturday
Secondary infertility - Trying for another baby

Secondary infertility - Trying for another baby

Struggling to conceive again having had a successful pregnancy can be a tough and bewildering process. Families can be scared to share feelings in case they upset anyone still trying for their first baby. Helen, author of ‘More Love to Give’ talks openly about her struggle the second time round and why secondary infertility needs to be better understood.

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
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!'

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.

16.30 - 17.15
Saturday
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. Anthony Rutherford, Consultant Gynaecologist in reproductive medicine and surgery at Leeds Centre for Reproductive Medicine, talks through the issues and outlines what can be done to preserve or restore fertility.

Visitor Quote from Manchester 2017: 'Informative. Really informative.'

16.45 - 17.30
Saturday
Reproductive Reflexology - how it can benefit you on your fertility journey

Reproductive Reflexology - how it can benefit you on your fertility journey

Barbara has been practising as a reflexologist for the past twenty years and has developed successful treatment plans for enhancing and treating fertility issues. In this seminar, Barbara discusses the benefits of reflexology and what is involved. 

Sometimes nature needs a helping hand, give yourself the best chance

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