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The Commercialisation of Life

  September 28, 2014  

Progress Educational Trust, Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH
Tuesday 2 December, 9.30am-5pm

The 2014 annual conference of the Progress Educational Trust (PET), exploring questions and controversies surrounding the role of commerce in genetics and fertility treatment.

Conference sessions include:
In the PET tradition, following introductory presentations the bulk of each session's running time will be devoted to discussion with input from the audience.
Organized by: Progress Educational Trust
Invited Speakers:

Lord Robert Winston (Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at Imperial College London, and Labour Peer in the House of Lords)

Dr Kári Stefánsson (Founder and Chief Executive of deCODE Genetics)

Julian Savulescu (Professor of Practical Ethics and Director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Medical Ethics)

Peter Thompson (Chief Executive of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority)

Willem Ombelet (Professor and Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St Jans Hospital and the Genk Institute for Fertility Technology, and Cofounder of the Walking Egg Project)

Dr Clare Gerada (GP, and former Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners)

Baroness Ruth Deech (Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords, Chair of the Bar Standards Board and former Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority)

Dr Stuart Hogarth (Senior Research Fellow at King's College London's Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine)

Jeremy Laurance (health writer, Communications Consultant at Imperial College London and former Health Editor at the Independent newspaper)

Dr Yacoub Khalaf (Director and Person Responsible of Guy's Hospital's Assisted Conception Unit, and Senior Lecturer in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at King's College London)

Vivienne Parry (science writer and broadcaster, and Head of Engagement at Genomics England)

Sarah Franklin (Professor of Sociology at the University of Cambridge, and author of Biological Relatives: IVF, Stem Cells, and the Future of Kinship)

Fiona Fox (Chair of Trustees at the Progress Educational Trust, and Founder and Director of the Science Media Centre)

John Parsons (Trustee at the Progress Educational Trust, and Founder of King's College Hospital's Assisted Conception Unit)

Sarah Norcross (Director of the Progress Educational Trust)

[All of the speakers listed above are confirmed]

Deadline for Abstracts: N/A
Registration: Attendees have the option of booking to attend the full conference, just the morning, or just the afternoon.

Further details of this conference, including the agenda and details of how to book, can be found at http://www.progress.org.uk/conference2014
E-mail: sstarr@progress.org.uk
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