Upcoming events 2018
Wednesday 28th March
Presentations from A/Prof Damien Riggs and Dr Tamara Hunter at The Boulevard, Floreat, 5.30pm onwards on Wednesday 28 March, 2018. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org
“Fertility preservation experiences and decision making amongst transgender and non-binary people”
- Presented by Associate Professor Damien Riggs from the College of Education, Psychology and Social Work at Flinders University and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. He is the author of over 200 publications on gender, family, mental health and ‘Transgender People and Education” (Palgrave, 2018).
“Preserving fertility for all; Oncofertility, social freezing and the transgender experience”
- Presented by Dr Tamara Hunter, a Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. She has her own practice and consults at Fertility Specialists of WA.
Dr Tamara Hunter – rtc-fertility-preservation-280318
Wednesday 30th May
Reproductive Technology Council and Scientists in Reproductive Technology (SIRT) will hold a seminar evening with post graduate students presenting their work in assisted reproductive biology.
Thursday 14th June
Endocrine and Reproductive Biology Society of Western Australia (ERBSWA) with support from the Reproductive Technology Council are holding a symposium with guest speaker Professor David Handelsman at CSIRO, Centre for Environment and Life Sciences, Floreat. Contact email@example.com
Keynote Lecture 1: Professor Jeffrey Keelan
Title: “Preventing preterm birth: a three decade long story of discovery, serendipity and translation”
Keynote Lecture 2: Professor Shane Maloney
Title: “Body temperature changes during pregnancy – what and (an attempt at) why”
Keynote Lecture 3: Professor Valerie Verhasselt
Title: “The good and the bad of breastfeeding for allergy risk: insight from translational research”
Keynote Lecture 4: Dr Narelle Hadlow
Title: “AMH, truly a B-hormone: Babies, boys and brains”
Plenary Lecture: Professor David Handelsman **Sponsored by RTC **
Title: “Preserving Male Fertility: Sperm Cryostorage and Beyond”
Wednesday 8th February
Data Management Seminar with A/Professor Georgina Chambers. IVF Registries: measuring patient, practice and policy outcomes.
Tuesday 30th May
Presentations in assisted reproductive biology with post graduate students from Curtin University, Edith Cowan University and the University of Western Australia.
Wednesday 26 July
Presentations by Professor St John looking at mitochondrial DNA in Assisted Reproductive Technology and Professor Sparrow exploring how definitions of parenthood are being reshaped by some new technologies.
Friday 18th August
Endocrine and Reproductive Biology Society of Western Australia (ERBSWA) with support from the Reproductive Technology Council are holding a symposium with guest speaker Professor William Ledger at CSIRO, Centre for Environment and Life Sciences, Floreat.
Wednesday 7 November
Presentations by Deborah Foster-Gaitskell, approved IVF counsellor and Isabel Andrews, counsellor with Jigsaw at the Boulevard, Floreat. 5.30pm on Wednesday 8 November, 2017. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 3rd November
Deborah Foster-Gaitskell has been a Clinical Psychologist for 30 years both at IVF clinics and private practice. Deborah will reflect on her experiences and observations associated with fertility treatment issues and counselling since 1983.
Isabel has over 30 years’ experience working with various agencies in all aspects of adoption. The majority of her work has been in the areas of counselling and intermediary services and she estimates that she has personally been involved in over 2000 search and intermediary services as well as countless counselling and support interviews.
Tuesday 16 February 2016
Donor conception – systems for information release by A/Professor Sonia Allen
A discussion concerning payment for gametes and surrogacy by A/Professor Sonia Allen
Wednesday 6 April 2016
The sociological meaning of donor conception presented by Professor Ken Daniels
Wednesday 17 November 2016
Disclosure after the use of donor gametes presented by Ms Suzanne Midford
Issues around disclosing – lessons from adoption by Mr Derek Paton
30 April 2015
Understandings and experiences of ‘open’ embryo donation in New Zealand presented by Dr Sonja Goedeke.
5 November 2015
Consent in the context of assisted reproduction by Dr Brenda McGivern
30 May 2014
Law, policy and evidence about children’s interest in genetic relations in the era of open disclosure with guest speaker Professor Jenni Millbank.
6 May 2013
The preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) forum was held at Murdoch University. Speakers discussed the ethical, legal, moral and clinical issues of this topic.
21 October 2013
Legal problems with international surrogacy arrangements presented by Michael Nicholls QC.
17 May 2012
Posthumous collection and use of gametes forum at Murdoch University. Speakers discussed the ethical, legal, practical and clinical issues of this topic.