This meeting is the third of what is now a bi-annual event for fertility specialists following highly successful events in 2015 and 2016. The scientific programme has been designed to encompass all aspects of gradual and most recent developments in the field of assisted reproductive technology and will address the educational and professional needs of physicians, scientists, nurses, managers and allied professionals within reproductive medicine.

Venue

The venue for 2018 will be the Park Royal Hotel, Cheshire, which is convenient for the international airports of both Manchester and Liverpool, mainline train stations and the motorway network.

Accommodation

Congress accommodation will be at the Park Royal Hotel, Cheshire (www.qhotels.co.uk/our-locations/the-park-royal/).

Packages

Accommodation Package – £350

Includes one nights accommodation (Friday 19th October) at the Congress hotel on a bed and breakfast basis Lunch and coffee breaks on both days Congress dinner on Friday evening

Congress Package – £250

As above but without accommodation

Trainee / student Package – £150

Includes lunch and coffee breaks on both days, Congress dinner on Friday evening

Overseas students Package – £350

Includes two nights accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis (18th & 19th October), lunch and coffee breaks on both days, Congress dinner on Friday evening

Medicover delegates Package – £350

Includes two nights accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis (18th & 19th October), lunch and coffee breaks on both days, Congress dinner on Friday evening

Payment Methods

Cheques

Cheques should be made payable to ‘Reproductive Health Group Limited’ and sent to: Annette Eckersley, Organising Secretariat, Reproductive Health Group, Centre for Reproductive Health, Daresbury Park, Daresbury, Cheshire, WA4 4GE, UK

Bank transfer (BACS)

Account details: Yorkshire Bank
Sort code: 050573
Account number: 68171042
BIC: YORKGB22
IBAN: GB39 YORK 050573 68171042
Reference: RHG Congress

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Congress Programme

Day 1 – Friday 19th October 2018

09.00 – 09.15Introduction and Welcome
Luciano Nardo (UK)

Programme

Session I – Chair: Luciano Nardo (UK)
10.15 – 10.45Clinical significance of diminished ovarian reserve
Richard Anderson (UK)
10.45 – 11.15Empowering COS: matching yields and expectations
Renato Fanchin (France)
11.15 – 11.30Discussion
11.30 – 12.00Coffee break
12.00 – 12.30Testicular versus ejaculated sperm should be used for ICSI in cases of failed fertilisation
Suks Minhas (UK)
12.30 – 13.00Time to change sperm preparation methods?
Jason Kasraie (UK)
13.00 – 13.15Discussion
13.15 – 14.15Lunch
Session II – Chair: Ruth Arnesen
14.15 – 15.00Cell and gene therapies in IVF patients
Alan Thornhill (UK)
15.00 – 15.45Evolution of the penis
Michael Carroll (UK)
1545 – 16.15Coffee break
16.15 – 17.00Use of mitochondrial DNA assessment as an adjunct to PGS
Elpida Fragouli (UK)
17.00 – 17.15Closing remarks

Day 2 – Saturday 20th October 2018

Programme

Session III – Chair: Rami Wakim (UK)
09.15 – 11.00Maximising success in IVF – the marginal gains concept
Embryologist: Rachel Cutting (UK)
Nurse: Alison McTavish (UK)
Clinician: tbc
11.00 – 11.30Coffee break
Session IV – Chair: Sam Burley-Jackson (UK)
11.30 – 12.00Developments in embryo culture media
Christine Leary (UK)
12.00 – 13.00Future of IVF
Embryologist: Alpesh Doshi (UK)
Clinician: Alberto Revelli (Italy)
13.00 – 13.15Closing remarks
13.30 – 15.00Lunch