Thursday, 12 October 2017
The use of everyday chemicals and the impact of shift work on fertility are two of the key topics to be discussed at a free public forum at the University of Adelaide, aimed at helping couples to better understand how to conceive a healthy child.
Registrations are now open for the event, Making Babies in the 21st Century, to be held at the University's new Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building, 5.30pm Wednesday 18 October.
This free public forum is hosted by the University's Robinson Research Institute, an Australian and international leader in the field of human reproduction, pregnancy and child health.
Leading reproductive health experts will discuss the challenges of conceiving and having a healthy baby in today's environment, and how the latest research is informing clinical practice.
• Louise Johnson (CEO, Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority)
Your Fertility Potential – helping people to conceive and have a healthy baby
• Professor Rob Norman, AO (Medical Director, Fertility SA; and Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide)
...and would you like IVF with that?
• Dr Deirdre Zander-Fox (Regional Scientific Director, Monash IVF Group)
Inside the IVF Lab: What's Hot and What’s Not
• Dr Renae Fernandez (Biomedical Scientist, Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide)
Shift work and women’s fertility
• Dr John Schjenken (Biomedical Scientist, Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide)
How everyday chemicals impact fertility and pregnancy
Forum moderator: Amanda Blair.
WHAT: Free Public Forum: Making Babies in the 21st Century
WHERE: G030 lecture theatre, Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building, University of Adelaide, 57 North Terrace (next to SAHMRI, at the West End of North Terrace)
WHEN: 5.30–7.30pm Wednesday 18 October 2017
RSVP: FREE, all welcome – registration essential