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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 2018 seminar programme. 

Sunday

10.30 - 11.15
Sunday
A practical guide to PGD (Preimplantation genetic diagnosis).

A practical guide to PGD (Preimplantation genetic diagnosis).

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a technique used prior to implantation to help identify genetic defects within embryos that have been created with IVF. This serves to prevent specific genetic disorders from being passed on to the child. Here we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of PGD, together with a practical guide of this treatment.

11.45 - 12.30
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.

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
Reduced Ovarian Reserve

Reduced Ovarian Reserve

As medical techniques improve, so 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 expensive treatment.  What are the boundaries of reproductive medicine today and can anyone be treated and any problem overturned? In this seminar, Dr David Polson explains.

13.30 - 14.15
Sunday
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.

14.30 - 15.15
Sunday
Options for adoption

Options for adoption

If you've decided to become an adoptive parent, the next step is to choose an agency who will prepare and support you on that journey. There are around 180 adoption agencies in England including voluntary agencies and local authorities. First4Adoption, the national information service for people interested in adopting a child in England, encourage you to contact as many as you like and in this talk Gemma Gordon-Johnson, who works for the service, offers this helpful guide as well as explaining the matching process, a bit of background information on children in care and a few of the steps that a few of the people who've had fertility treatment might want to consider as they go down this route.

Visitor Quote from Manchester 2017: 'Fabulous. Great information for those new to adoption.'

14.30 - 15.15
Sunday
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.

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.

15.45 - 16.30
Sunday
Factors to consider when choosing a fertility clinic

Factors to consider when choosing a fertility clinic

Getting the right fit is just as essential as comparing success rates when deciding on a fertility clinic. Kate Brian, journalist, broadcaster, author of bestselling The Complete Guide to IVF, mother of two IVF children and regional organiser for Infertility Network UK, has been through it all. In this talk she guides you through the issues from a clinic’s location, culture, specialisations and waiting times to analysing costs and using the mass of data available on the HFEA website, data that clinics are legally obliged to provide on the outcomes of their fertility treatments, in order to compare success rates. 

 

16.20-17.00
Sunday
Planning Treatment Abroad? Spain, India and Georgia

Planning Treatment Abroad? Spain, India and Georgia

More Brits are travelling abroad for treatment, driven by availability of donors, cost, waiting times and treatment options. Doctors from IVF Spain, Nova IVI and Chachava give reasons why you should consider travelling to their country for treatment. 

Dr. Natalia Szlarb, Medical Director of IVF Spain
Manish Banker, Executive Director of Nova IVI

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