Saturday 15th June
Our free popular seminars have been running for over a decade and provide an invaluable opportunity to learn more about your fertility treatment options and meet our friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Each attendee can book one talk only, with a maximum of two places.
Fertility Options for Couples10:00 AM
Our dedicated seminar is for couples interested in learning more about their fertility treatment options including IUI, IVF, ICSI, shared motherhood (intra-partner egg donation), donor eggs and donor sperm.
Fertility for the Over-40s11:30 AM
More women are hoping to conceive later in life but for many this may not be easy. As women reach 40, their chances of pregnancy decline. Find out more about our dedicated Fertility for the Over-40s programme which brings together a range of techniques.
Fertility Options for Single Women2:00 PM
Whether you are interested in learning more about your fertility, freezing your eggs for the future or conceiving as a single woman, this seminar will guide you through all of the options available and give you a step-by-step breakdown.
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If you can’t make it to our Open Days, we would love to see you at our other events across the country. See what’s in your area.
Mr Peter Bowen-Simpkins , Executive Medical Director
Peter Bowen-Simpkins qualified from Cambridge University and Guy’s Hospital Medical School and obtained the Hancock Prize for Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons. After completing his training in London, he was appointed to a consultant post in Swansea. His main interests have been fertility, the menopause and menstrual disorders. He was on the Council of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists for 13 years, the latter seven as the Honorary Treasurer. He is a Trustee of Wellbeing of Women and is a spokesman for both the College and the charity. He is a regular broadcaster and lectures all over the UK and abroad.
Mr Julian Mamiso, Consultant Gynaecologist and IVF Specialist
Mr Mamiso obtained his medical degree in 1978 from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria. He then obtained his MRCOG at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 1986, becoming a fellow of the college in 2000. He has since trained in assisted conception at the University of Sheffield under Professor Ian Cooke. Dr Mamiso has worked at the LWC in Swansea, Darlington and both London clinics.
Dr Janet Evans, Consultant Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist
Dr Evans came to Cardiff in 1972 as a medical student and on qualification specialised in obstetrics and gynaecology. After spending a year in Austria in 1985 working in one of the world’s pioneering IVF centres, she came home to set up IVF in Cardiff in 1987. In 1991 Dr Evans became a Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Llandough Cardiff, whilst continuing her fertility specialist interest and research at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW). In 2005 she became Director of IVF Wales in Cardiff and Person Responsible to the HFEA, she was also Clinical Director of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at UHW and LLandough. Dr Janet Evans now consults for the London Women’s clinic and is also director of a new MSc course at the University of South Wales in Reproductive and Sexual Health.
Andrew Thomson, Laboratory Manager
Andrew joined LWC in 2018 having previously worked at Oxford Fertility and UHCW NHS trust. He is the quality lead for the Embryology Laboratory and is a diplomate of the Royal College of Pathologists. Andrew has a wealth of experience and knowledge particularly in embryo development, time lapse imaging, fertility preservation and HFEA regulation. His research has been presented at multiple national conferences and he is currently investigating the various effects of cryopreservation on eggs and embryos. He has taught various aspects of embryology at the University of Oxford and the University of Warwick. Andrew was also responsible for achieving accreditation for the laboratory to train scientists to national standards as part of the scientist training programme (STP) and is the designated training officer.