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Fertility, Genomics and COVID-19: PET Annual Conference

December 9 2020 @ 9:15 AM - 5:30 PM

The Progress Educational Trust (PET) are hosting their annual conference on the topic ‘Fertility, Genomics and COVID-19’ on 9th December 2020. The event is to be held online, via Zoom.

The conference will explore what we know about, and how we might deal with, coronavirus/COVID-19 in relation to fertility and genomics. Conference sessions include:

  • the impact of COVID-19 on the fertility sector
  • examining the evidence: can COVID-19 affect fertility? Can it affect the foetus?
  • correlation and causation: what can genetics and genomics tell us about COVID-19?
  • resuming treatment: what can European countries learn from one another?

For further details on the conference agenda as well as details for registration please visit the PET website. Standard attendance fee is £75 with discounts available for friends of PET and those not currently in receipt of a wage, please see the website for more details.

The conference is supported by the Anne McLaren Memorial Trust Fund, the Edwards and Steptoe Research Trust FundESHREWellcome, the European Sperm BankFerring Pharmaceuticals, the London Women’s ClinicMerckTheramex and Vitrolife.

The conference is also funded by the Institute of Medical Ethics. Please visit www.instituteofmedicalethics.org for further information.


December 9 2020
9:15 AM - 5:30 PM
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United Kingdom


Progress Educational Trust
+44 (0)20 7278 7870
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