Lord Robert Winston at world fertility congress
Friday, 3 March 2006
Major advances in the field of reproductive health will be discussed at a world congress held by the University of Adelaide March 7-10.
Many of the world's leading researchers and best speakers in reproductive health will be taking part in "Womb to Tomb: human reproductive health through the ages". They will review latest research in areas of reproductive health including fertility, human genomics, fetal development and its influence on adult health, pregnancy, parturition, maternal and infant health, cerebral palsy, reproductive endocrinology, contraception, menstrual control, urogynaecology, menopause and healthy ageing.
The first conference speaker will be world-renowned fertility expert and television presenter Professor Lord Robert Winston with 'Engineering Reproduction. What limits?' He will also give a free public lecture, "Manipulating Reproduction: The Descent of Man?" on Thursday, 9 March, 4-5pm, Adelaide Convention Centre.
Other speakers and their topics include: well known New Zealand doctor and researcher Professor Peter Gluckman with "Living with the past evolution, development and disease"; Professor John Guillebaud with "Is menstruation necessary: continuous oral and local hormones"; University of Adelaide Professor Graeme Hugo with "Better reproductive health technology for who? Developments and outlook in Australian fertility".
Chairing the congress is University of Adelaide's Professor Alastair MacLennan. He says: "This show piece congress will present many of the world's best speakers elucidating the state of the art of research and practice in this important field. It will also mark the lifetime contributions of 13 of South Australia's distinguished scientists and clinicians who have helped make this state a world centre for excellence in reproductive health.
"The University of Adelaide is delighted to host so many of the world's leading researchers and practitioners in this field, including Professor Lord Robert Winston, who has made an enormous contribution to reproductive medicine and reproductive genetics."
"Human Reproductive Health Through the Ages" is being held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide on 7-10 March.
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