UK events

Progress Educational Trust - forthcoming events



PUTTING YOUR GENOME TO WORK: FOR THE NHS, FOR INDUSTRY, FOR THE UK POST-BREXIT - taking place at 6.30pm on Wednesday 21 March 2018, at Amnesty International


THE REAL COST OF IVF - taking place at 6.30pm on Wednesday 11 April 2018, at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists


Attendance at both events is FREE. If you should like to attend either event - or both events - please RSVP by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



PUTTING YOUR GENOME TO WORK - organised with the support of the Medical Research Council - will ask what we want public and private sector organisations to be able to do with our genomic data as the UK approaches Brexit, in light of the UK Government's recent Industrial Strategy White Paper and Life Sciences Sector Deal.


Speakers will include DR ELIOT FORSTER (Chair of MedCity), DR ATHENA MATAKIDOU (Head of Clinical Genomics at AstraZeneca's Centre for Genomics Research) and DR JAYNE SPINK (Chief Executive of Genetic Alliance UK).



THE REAL COST OF IVF organised in partnership with the British Fertility Society - will explore the emotional, psychological and opportunity costs of IVF, whether borne by individuals, couples or wider society. The event will be chaired by SALLY CHESHIRE (Chair of the UK's fertility regulator, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority).


Speakers will include Professors LESLEY REGAN (President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists) and JACKY BOIVIN (Professor of Health Psychology at Cardiff University), as well as DR REBECCA BROWN (Research Fellow at the University of Oxford's Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics) and JESSICA HEPBURN (author of The Pursuit of Motherhood).


Both events will take place in London.

See and for further details.