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Free public event: men's role in fertility explored

A family at the beach. The role of men's health in fertility will be the focus of a series of free public talks on Thursday 6 September.
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A family at the beach. The role of men's health in fertility will be the focus of a series of free public talks on Thursday 6 September.
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Monday, 3 September 2012

Couples who are having difficulty conceiving will gain greater insights into the role of men's health in fertility, thanks to a free series of talks being held this Thursday night (6 September) at the University of Adelaide.

The event, which is part of Fertility Week, features three experts in male reproductive health:

  • Professor Robert McLachlan - Evaluation and management of the male partner.

    Professor McLachlan is an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow at Prince Henry's Institute, Consultant Andrologist to the Monash IVF program, and Director of Andrology Australia, which is committed to research and community and professional education in male reproductive health. He is also a past President of the Fertility Society of Australia, and a Consultant to the World Health Organization on male fertility regulation.

  • Professor Sarah Robertson - The male's contribution to embryo implantation.

    Professor Robertson is Co-Director of the Research Centre for Reproductive Health within the Robinson Institute at the University of Adelaide. She is leader of the Reproductive Immunology Research Group and her research interest is early pregnancy, and the significance of immune events occurring in early pregnancy on fetal development and health after birth. Professor Robertson is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Reproductive Immunology.

  • Dr Hassan Bakos - What is a good sperm count?

    Dr Bakos is Deputy Scientific Director of Andrology and Pathology at Repromed, and an Adjunct Lecturer in the School of Medicine at the University of Adelaide. He is the immediate past Honorary Treasurer of Scientists in Reproductive Technology (SIRT) of the Fertility Society of Australia. In 2010, he completed his PhD thesis, entitled The effect of paternal obesity on sperm function, embryo development and subsequent pregnancy outcomes.

This event is run by Healthy Development Adelaide and co-sponsored by the University of Adelaide's Robinson Institute and the Fertility Coalition as part of Fertility Week (3-9 September).

WHAT: Free public talks: Tackling Men's Health and Fertility
WHERE: Eclipse Room, Level 4, Union House, University of Adelaide (North Terrace Campus)
WHEN: 5.00pm-7.30pm Thursday 6 September 2012
COST: FREE - all welcome. Please RSVP.
RSVP: via email to anne.jurisevic@adelaide.edu.au or call 08 8313 8222

The full program can be viewed at: www.adelaide.edu.au/hda/events

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