2nd UK Fertility Preservation Conference (St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford)

Everyone is invited to attend the 2nd UK Fertility Preservation Conference on 14 September 2018 at St. Anne’s College at the University of Oxford. This meeting follows on from the 1st highly successful meeting in Edinburgh in 2017. Oxford is home to The Future Fertility Trust which is the main Fertility Preservation Centre in England. They provide a comprehensive tissue cryopreservation service for girls, boys and young adults alongside a dynamic research programme. This meeting offers a diverse and rewarding programme with a focus on recent advances in fertility preservation for girls, boys, women and men, as well as including highly topical aspects of fertility preservation for non-malignant conditions. Registration is £35 and this includes access to the conference, lunch and refreshments and the conference programme. Abstract submissions for poster presentation are invited and the deadline submission is midnight Friday 17th August.


08:30 – 09:00 Registration in St Anne’s College

09.00 – 10.30 Symposium 1 Effect of treatment on childhood and adolescent fertility

Overview of the need for fertility preservation in children with cancer or HSCT: who are the patients at risk?
Prof Kirsi Jahnukainen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Susceptibility of primordial follicles to chemotherapy
Prof Karla Hutt, Monash University, Australia

10.30 – 11.00 Morning Coffee

11.00 – 13.00 Symposium 2 Dilemmas of Fertility Preservation

Fertility Preservation Communication: how to ensure the patient gets the best deal
Dr Ephia Yasmin, University College London Hospitals NHS FoundationTrust, UK
Beyond fertility recovery: how safe is fatherhood following cancer treatment?
Dr Geoffrey Maher, University of Oxford, UK
Fertility preservation for transgender people
Dr James Barrett, Gender Identity Clinic and Imperial College, London,UK

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch & Poster Session

14:00 – 15:30 Symposium 3 Developments in fertility preservation

Growing human eggs in vitro
Prof Evelyn Telfer, University of Edinburgh, UK
Fertile offspring from sterile sex chromosome trisomic mice
Prof James Turner, The Francis Crick Institute, UK
Uterus transplantation: results of an international program and update of worldwide results
Prof Cesar Diaz Garcia, IVI UK

15:30 – 16:00 Afternoon Tea & Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:00 Symposium 4 Fertility preservation for non-cancer diseases

Androgen and the ovary
Dr Stine Gry Kristenses, Laboratory of Reproductive Biology, Copenhagen, Denmark
Fertility challenges in Turner Syndrome
Prof Melanie Davies, University College London Hospitals UK

17:00 – 17:05 Close of Meeting Dr Suzannah Williams, University of Oxford, Conference Chair