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Everyone is invited to attend the 2nd UK Fertility Preservation Conference on 14 September 2018 at St. Anne’s College at the University of Oxford. This meeting follows on from the 1st highly successful meeting in Edinburgh in 2017. Oxford is home to The Future Fertility Trust which is the main Fertility Preservation Centre in England. They provide a comprehensive tissue cryopreservation service for girls, boys and young adults alongside a dynamic research programme.

Please join us at the 2nd UK Fertility Preservation Conference on Friday 14th September at St. Anne's College, Oxford.  It will focus on recent advances in fertility preservation for girls, boys, women and men, as well as including highly topical aspects of fertility preservation for non-malignant conditions. There will be expert national and international speakers who will discuss the latest research and key developments.

This meeting will provide a diverse and rewarding scientific programme with a focus on recent advances in fertility preservation for girls, boys, women and men, as well as including highly topical aspects of fertility preservation for non-malignant conditions. We have national and international speakers who are experts in their fields and will discuss the latest research and key developments.

By attending this meeting, you will have the opportunity to interact and network with colleagues in the field to generate significant and positive impacts in fertility preservation.

The meeting will be preceded by a free public lecture "Fertility on ice: fertility preservation for adults and children" by Prof Allan Pacey MBE and Dr Suzannah Williams on Thursday 13 September from 17:00 to 18:00 at the University of Oxford's Examination Schools.

Registration is £35 and this includes access to the conference, lunch and refreshments and the conference programme. Abstract submissions for poster presentation are invited and the deadline submission is midnight Friday 24th August.

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PROGRAMME

08:30 – 09:00 Registration in St Anne’s College

 

09.00 – 10.30 Symposium 1 Effect of treatment on childhood and adolescent fertility

  • Overview of the need for fertility preservation in children with cancer or HSCT: who are the patients at risk?  
  • Prof Kirsi Jahnukainen, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Susceptibility of primordial follicles to chemotherapy                                                                                              
  • Prof Karla Hutt, Monash University, Australia

 

10.30 – 11.00 Morning Coffee

 

11.00 – 13.00 Symposium 2 Dilemmas of Fertility Preservation

  • Fertility Preservation Communication: how to ensure the patient gets the best deal
  • Dr Ephia Yasmin, University College London Hospitals NHS FoundationTrust, UK
  • Beyond fertility recovery: how safe is fatherhood following cancer treatment?
  • Dr Geoffrey Maher, University of Oxford, UK
  • Fertility preservation for transgender people
  • Dr James Barrett, Gender Identity Clinic and Imperial College, London,UK

 

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch & Poster Session

 

14:00 – 15:30 Symposium 3 Developments in fertility preservation

  • Growing human eggs in vitro
  • Prof Evelyn Telfer, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Fertile offspring from sterile sex chromosome trisomic mice
  • Prof James Turner, The Francis Crick Institute, UK
  • Uterus transplantation: results of an international program and update of worldwide results
  • Prof Cesar Diaz Garcia, IVI UK

 

15:30 – 16:00 Afternoon Tea & Coffee Break

 

16:00 – 17:00 Symposium 4 Fertility preservation for non-cancer diseases

  • Androgen and the ovary
  • Dr Stine Gry Kristenses, Laboratory of Reproductive Biology, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Fertility challenges in Turner Syndrome
  • Prof Melanie Davies, University College London Hospitals UK

 

17:00 – 17:05 Close of Meeting Dr Suzannah Williams, University of Oxford, Conference Chair