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Next month, we are excited to welcome Professor Seang Lin Tan as a featured Litchfield Lecture speaker. As a world renowned expert in reproductive endocrinology & infertility, the lecture is a fantastic opportunity for students, colleagues and collaborators to gain insight and discuss their work with Prof. Tan.

Next month, we welcome Professor Seang Lin Tan as a featured Litchfield Lecture speaker.

Litchfield Lecture details

Date: 6 February

Lecture starts: 5pm - 6pm

Drinks Reception: 6pm - 7pm 

Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Academic Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU

Cost: Free

Registration is required


Prof. Seang Lin Tan stats

  • World renowned expert in reproductive endocrinology & infertility
  • Published 300+ peer reviewed articles
  • Author of 15 books  
  • Delivered hundreds of presentations around the world


Professor Seang Lin Tan's illustrious career has significantly impacted the landscape of obstetrics, gynecology, and infertility. Serving as the Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Gynecologist-in-Chief at the MUHC, Prof. Tan has spearheaded transformative changes in addressing human infertility challenges, playing a pivotal role in assisting numerous families and elevating the University's standing in the forefront of reproductive medicine.

In 1996, Prof. Tan established the McGill Reproductive Centre, a testament to his unwavering commitment to advancing capabilities through groundbreaking research. Renowned as an international expert in infertility, he has also earned recognition as a trailblazer in simplifying the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) process. Prof. Tan led the McGill team in achieving pioneering milestones, such as producing the world's first air transport IVF and intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection pregnancies.

A visionary in the field, his team were the first in Canada to utilize in-vitro maturation of human oocytes for infertility treatment and to employ in-vitro maturation and vitrification of oocytes for preserving fertility in young women undergoing cancer treatment. Under his innovative leadership, the McGill Cryoleaf was developed, a groundbreaking technology that enhances the survival rate of eggs through super-rapid cooling, culminating in the team achieving the world's first live birth from an egg matured through IVF, vitrified, and then thawed.

During his tenure as Chair, Prof. Tan established eight prestigious fellowship awards in reproductive medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, and perinatology. Additionally, he played a key role in the creation of two endowed chairs, namely the Milton Leong Chair in Reproductive Medicine and the Richard Cruess Chair in Reproductive Biology, ensuring the Department's continued prominence in medical education globally.

Prof. Tan's continues to inspire the next generation in the field and pursues his remarkable journey of discovery and care.

Free Registration

Spaces are limited, so early registration is recommended. Departmental staff and students are offered priority. Followed by a first come, first served basis. 

Click here to register your interest now. 

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