The new regional fertility exhibitions from PSE Events boast a number of attractions for potential visitors, not least of which is the fantastic seminar programme they have.
The beauty of having a number of regional shows means that many seminars will take place more than once, so if you have missed out on one at Leeds, there may well be another chance to attend at one of the other shows.
The seminar programme put together by Routes to Parenthood is a cauldron of UK and International expertise, which quite simply cannot be missed.
The confirmed seminars at the shows are
Treatment options – Improving the odds of IVF working for you | Cath Drezet, Senior Member of Embryology team, CARE Fertility. Cath will go into detail about what individuals can do to increase their chances of IVF being successful, and where mistakes are made. This is vital for anyone just starting out on IVF.
Choosing the right Clinic: The choice is vast, how do I know which clinic is the right one? | Camilla Vagen Dibley, Customer and Admin. Manager, Klinikk Hausken. It’s a difficult one. Everyone has their own story, their own wishes and expectations. Get a clearer view on how to manoeuvre through the magnitude of clinics.
IVF abroad; top tips for a safe and successful journey | Elias Tsakos, Medical Director, Embryoclinic. Dr. Tsakos looks at why you should go abroad; why a specific country; why a specific unit. He will also provide invaluable tips on what homework people should do to prepare, and make the correct decision.
The influence of female body weight on infertility treatment and embryo development | Christine Leary, Consultant Embryologist, Hull IVF. This talk aims to provide a general overview of the latest evidence linking female body weight and reproductive outcomes.
The Benefits of using a UK Sperm Donor | Joanne Adams, Donor Bank Co-ordinator, Manchester Fertility. The seminar will explore the changes to sperm donation when anonymity was removed, the benefits to the donor conceived of the removal of anonymity and how using a donor from outside of the UK goes against the philosophy of making the donor more traceable in the future.
Causes and Treatment of Male Infertility | Dr. Allan Pacey, Professor of Andrology at the University of Sheffield. Dr. Pacey is one of the leading authorities on male factor infertility, and his seminar is an overview on the male side of infertility, and what can be done about it.
Latest advances and controversies in assisted conception | Adam Balen, Professor of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery, Leeds Centre for Reproductive Medicine. Adam will discuss modern protocols and a patient-centred approach to the management of infertility. The talk will also highlight some new therapies, discuss some ethical issues and touch upon what may be coming in the future.
Recurrent IVF failure and its modern management | Mr. Rafet Gazvani, Consultant Gynaecologist, Hewitt Fertility. Unexplained implantation failure following IVF is frustrating. The role of immune factors affecting the endometrium and its communication with the implanting embryo is discussed.
The use of time-lapse technology has revolutionised IVF | Shabana Sayed, Lab Manager, Klinikk Hausken, The use of time-lapse technology has revolutionised IVF. Continuous surveillance of the embryo ensures better selection options for the embryologists. This has been a vital tool in helping our embryologists select the embryo with the maximum implantation potential and thereby increasing your success rate.
Barnardo’s: Choose Adoption! | Carly Chance and Judith Sargent, Adoption Team, Barnardo’s. Carly and Judith talk generally about adoption and undertake some myth-busting by explaining some key elements of adoption within the UK, and specifically through a charity like Barnardo’s.
The Routes to Parenthood seminar programme is ever expanding, so keep your eyes peeled for more information at
The exhibitions take place in Leeds, Manchester, Falkirk and Coventry throughout 2015, with tickets being sold online for £5.70. Paying on the door costs a little more at £7.50. All of the seminars mentioned above are free to attend within the show.