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Progress Education Trust - March 2019 events

'TALKING GENOMICS WITH PATIENTS' - https://www.progress.org.uk/talkinggenomics - a FREE-to-attend event in Birmingham on the evening of Tuesday 5 March.

This event is produced in partnership with Health Education England and its Genomics Education Programme, and forms part of the Genomics Conversation. It will be facilitated by DR CHRISTINE PATCH (Trustee at the Progress Educational Trust and Clinical Lead for Genetic Counselling at Genomics England).

Confirmed speakers include:

• JULIE BARTLETT (former midwife - now awaiting a heart transplant, campaigning for organ donation, and participating in the 100,000 Genomes Project)

• CLAUDIA BEARD (Parent Representative for Southampton at SWAN UK and parent of a disabled child who is participating in the 100,000 Genomes Project)

• DR CHARLES STEWARD (Genomic Scientist and Clinical Domain Lead for Epilepsy at Congenica and parent of two children with severe neurological disorders who are both participating in the 100,000 Genomes Project)

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'REVOLUTIONISING REPRODUCTION: THE FUTURE OF FERTILITY TREATMENT' - https://www.progress.org.uk/revolutionisingreproduction - a symposium in Edinburgh on the afternoon of Tuesday 19 March.

This symposium is supported by the Scottish Government. It includes the sessions 'CREATING EGGS AND SPERM OUTSIDE THE BODY' and 'FROM GENOME EDITING TO WOMB TRANSPLANTS'.

Confirmed speakers and chairs include:

• PROFESSOR EVELYN TELFER (Professor of Reproductive Biology at the University of Edinburgh and leader of recent research in which human eggs were fully developed in the laboratory)

• DR ROD MITCHELL (Research Group Leader at the University of Edinburgh and Partner in the GrowSperm project coordinating research into the development of human sperm in the laboratory)

• J RICHARD SMITH (Clinical Lead at Womb Transplant UK and pioneer in fertility-preserving surgery)

• DR NORAH FOGARTY (member of the Francis Crick Institute's Human Embryo and Stem Cell Laboratory who has conducted research editing the genomes of human embryos to study the function of a gene)

• RICHARD ANDERSON (Professor of Clinical Reproductive Science at the University of Edinburgh)

• PROFESSOR BRUCE WHITELAW (Professor of Animal Biotechnology at the University of Edinburgh and pioneer in research involving transgenic and genome-edited animals)

• SCOTT NELSON (Professor of Reproductive and Maternal Medicine at the University of Glasgow)

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'GERMLINE IN THE SAND: WHERE SHOULD WE DRAW THE BOUNDARIES FOR GENOME EDITING?' - https://www.progress.org.uk/germline - a FREE-to-attend event in Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March.

This event is supported by the Scottish Government, and will be chaired by SANDY STARR (Communications Manager at the Progress Educational Trust).

Confirmed speakers include:

• PROFESSOR BRUCE WHITELAW (Professor of Animal Biotechnology at the University of Edinburgh and pioneer in research involving transgenic and genome-edited animals)

• DR GILLIAN WRIGHT (Senior Researcher at the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics)

• PROFESSOR NEVA HAITES (Emeritus Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of Aberdeen)

• DR CALUM MacKELLAR (Director of Research at the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics)

• DR SARAH CHAN (Principal Investigator at the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society)

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The Progress Educational Trust will also be holding events in London in April and May. Click here for details.