PUBLIC FORUM: Hype, hope or reality- can we make eggs and sperm from stem cells

When: Thursday 19th November, 5:45pm

Where: Russell Kennedy, Level 12, 469 La Trobe Street, Melbourne

Register here!

How close are we in being able to generate gametes with the potential to help infertile men and women, post-menopausal women and gay couples conceive genetically related children?

Could future laboratory created sperm and eggs be able to provide the right ingredients including genetic and epigenetic information to create a healthy baby that is fertile as an adult?

Join our topical forum to hear key researchers and reproductive specialists in the field about the current research, the ethical considerations, and what this could mean for assisted reproductive laboratories and clinical practice in the future.

Guest presenters:
– A/Prof John McBain, Melbourne IVF and Royal Women’s Hospital
– Dr Robin Hobbs, Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute and Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Monash University
– Dr Deepak Adhikari, Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Monash University

Chair:
A/Prof Megan Munsie, Head – Education, Ethics, Law & Community Awareness Unit, Stem Cells Australia

Hosted by Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) and Stem Cells Australia

 

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