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Dr. John Parsons

John set up the King’s Assisted Conception Unit where he was the lead consultant from 1986 until his retirement in 2010. He has been a board member of the charity Progress Educational Trust (PET) for over 10 years. PET works to improve the choices for people affected by infertility or genetic conditions and its mission is to educate and debate the responsible application of reproductive and genetic science. PET is at Stand E12

He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, a former Trustee at the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and at Child (now subsumed into Fertility Network UK), and a former Clinical Inspector for the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. He has assisted in the establishment of assisted conception units in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

After studying medicine at the University of Dundee and House Officer appointments in the National Health Service, John worked for the Ministry of Overseas Development (now subsumed into the Department of International Development) as a General Medical Officer in Malawi. He then trained as an obstetrician and gynaecologist, and was a member of the team - directed by Professor Lord Robert Winston - which established the first successful pregnancy following in vitro fertilisation at Hammersmith Hospital. His research interests and publications have focused on the use of ultrasound in the investigation and management of infertility, and the simplification of assisted conception techniques.

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