There is less than a month to register at the reduced earlybird rate for Fertility 2023 conference, taking place at the ICC Belfast from Tuesday 10 to Friday 13 January 2023.


Book your place by 23:59 on 31 October to save up to 25% on the standard fee. Don’t miss your chance to make savings on your place at the key CPD opportunity of the year for all those working in the field of fertility and reproduction.


View the full programme here, we’ve also picked out a few highlights which we feel would be of particular interest to ARCS members:


Mechanisms of embryo failure at implantation
Dr Marta Shahbazi, Group Leader, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK

Marta Shahbazi has been a group leader at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology since 2020. Marta completed her PhD at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre. Then moved to the University of Cambridge for her post-doctoral studies under the supervision of Prof. Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz. During her post-doc, she established a method to culture human embryos beyond implantation, which was selected as the top breakthrough discovery of 2016 by popular vote in Science magazine. Using this culture method, she has explored mechanisms of cell fate specification and tissue morphogenesis during early development, and how these are altered when an abnormal number of chromosomes is present.


Sperm selection with microfluidics
James M. Hotaling, Associate Professor of Surgery (Urology), University of Utah, USA

Dr. Hotaling is the Director of Andrology Services at IVIRMA basking ridge and an associate professor of surgery(urology) at the University of Utah. He established the clinical male infertility program at IVIRMA and in Utah. He has over 200 publications and has had significant NIH funding to study men’s health and male infertility. His work focuses on understanding how de novo mutations impact male infertility and its link to poor somatic health, microfluidic sperm sorting and the genetics of erectile dysfunction.


Determining embryo health with biophotonics: An interdisciplinary approach
Dr Kylie Dunning, Hospital Research Foundation Fellow, The Robinson Research Institute, University of Adelaide, Australia

Dr Kylie Dunning heads the Reproductive Success Group within the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide, Australia. She has made seminal and internationally renowned contributions to reproductive biology that have advanced fundamental knowledge in ovarian follicle development, oocyte maturation and preimplantation embryo development.