University College London’s Institute of Child Health from 9.30am-5.30pm on Wednesday 28 November 2012,

The conference is organised by Progress Educational Trust with an unrestricted educational grant from Merck Serono (gold sponsor) and with additional support from Ferring Pharmaceuticals (bronze sponsor). The conference will address the impact of mothers’ and fathers’ lifestyles upon conception, upon the success of fertility treatment, and upon the health of the resulting child.

Speakers and chairs will include DR SUSAN BEWLEY (Consultant Obstetrician at St Thomas’ Hospital), JACKY BOIVIN (Professor of Health Psychology at Cardiff University), LOUISA GHEVAERT (Partner at Porter Dodson), JEAN GOLDING (Emeritus Professor of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology at the University of Bristol), DR ELLIE LEE (Director of the University of Kent’s Centre for Parenting Culture Studies), DR GILLIAN LOCKWOOD (Medical Director of Midland Fertility Services), NICK MACKLON (Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Southampton), NEIL McCLURE (Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Queen’s University Belfast), DR ALLAN PACEY (Chair of the British Fertility Society), LORD NAREN PATEL (Crossbench Peer and Vice-Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Maternity), PETER TAYLOR (Healthcare Policy Adviser at the Cooperation and Competition Panel for NHS-Funded Services), DAVID WHITTINGHAM (Emeritus Professor of Experimental Embryology at St George’s University of London and former Chair of Trustees at PET), and ZITA WEST (Founder of the Zita West Clinic).


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