Why come along to a Fertility Open Day in Wales and the South West?
Our free popular Fertility Open Days 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.
With three events taking place in Wales and the South West in the next month, we take a closer look at what happens during our open days and why people should come along.
Where are the Fertility Open Days being held?
We have arranged three Fertility Open Day events close to our clinic locations in Wales and the South West:
Saturday 15th June, LWC Swansea
Sunday 30th June, Bristol Royal Marriott Hotel
Saturday 6th July, St David’s Hotel Cardiff Bay
Who should come along?
You should attend if you are a…
- Heterosexual couple wishing to find out more about your fertility and options available
- Same sex female couple looking to discuss options using donor sperm to start a family
- Single woman wanting to understand more about your fertility and options for the future, or treatment using a sperm donor
- A same sex male couple wanting to find out more about surrogacy and egg donation
What should I expect when I attend?
Our fertility open days are a perfect place to for you to find out more about your fertility treatment options and learn more about your fertility. Our aim is to provide a safe and welcoming environment where you can meet our experts and get your questions answered.
We have a seminar programme running throughout the day with a range of presentations for women and couples of all circumstances.
Our seminar programme
Our seminar programme has been designed to provide you with the best information possible to allow you to understand all the fertility treatment options available to you depending on your own personal circumstances. Seminars must be booked in advance. Please visit our Fertility Open Day page to book your place.
Fertility Options for Couples
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-40s
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 Women
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 the options available and give you a step-by-step breakdown.
Meet the team
We have brought together a team of experts from our clinics across the UK includes doctors, nurses and embryologists who will be presenting our seminars and answering all your questions.
Dr Janet Evans, Consultant Gynaecologist and IVF Specialist
Dr Evans came to Cardiff in 1972 as a medical student and on qualification specialised in obstetrics and gynaecology. She consultants at the LWC Cardiff and is also the director of a new MSc course at the University of South Wales in Reproductive and Sexual Health.
Dr Chandra Kailasam, Consultant in Reproductive Medicine
Dr Kailasam is a fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He is a specialist in Reproductive Medicine and has worked in Bristol since 2000. He joined the LWC Bristol team in 2017 and continues to also work as an Honorary Teacher at the University of Bristol.
Dr Spiros Liatsikos, Consultant Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist
Dr Liatsikos graduated from the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in Greece, where he was awarded a PhD. He joined the LWC in 2013 and specialises in mild and natural IVF and implementing advanced ultrasound technology in the diagnosis and treatment of subfertility.
Mr Julian Mamiso, Consultant Gynaecologist and IVF Specialist
Mr Mamiso trained in assisted conception at the University of Sheffield under Professor Ian Craft. He has worked for the LWC for over a decade starting out in our Swansea clinic. He has since worked at our Darlington, London Bridge and Harley Street clinics but is now back home in Swansea.
Louise Mitchell, Nurse Manager
Louise qualified as a registered general nurse in Cardiff in 2001. She joined an NHS fertility unit in 2004, where she gained further qualifications in women’s health. She joined the LWC Harley Street in 2010 and has since moved back to the South West becoming Nurse Manager in Bristol in 2016.
Dr Hemlata Thackare, Consultant Gynaecologist and Fertility Specialist
Dr Thackare completed her clinical research fellowships in reproductive medicine at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, the London Fertility Centre and The Cromwell IVF Unit, Swansea. She joined the LWC in 2007 and is the Person Responsible to the HFEA for LWC Cardiff.
Andrew Thomson, Laboratory Manager
Andrew Thomson joined LWC in 2018 having previously worked at Oxford Fertility and UHCW NHS trust. Andrew has a wealth of experience and knowledge particularly in embryo development, time lapse imaging, fertility preservation and HFEA regulation.
Book your place
Spaces for all of our events are limited and must be booked in advance. For more information and to book your place, please visit the Fertility Open Days page and complete a booking form.