About this event

  • Date and time Tue 28 Mar 2023 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Pathology

Join us for a comprehensive update on the latest scientific and practical approaches to male fertility issues. This meeting is designed to equip clinicians with the knowledge needed to raise awareness of this critical issue among colleagues and patients.

During the event, we will delve into various topics related to male fertility, including toxicology and hazardous compounds, obesogens, and antioxidant effects. We will also cover recent clinical and scientific breakthroughs from leading researchers and clinicians.

There will also be talks on lifestyle effects on reproductive health and how to raise awareness of this problem, including engaging male awareness and the role of the fertility clinic.

By attending, you will:

  • Learn about the current issues affecting male fertility practice and related topics
  • Have an understanding of the challenges in male fertility 
  • Be made aware of real-world, practical information about lifestyle effects on male fertility, as well as the latest clinical data and expert opinions 
  • Gain a better understanding of the role of fertility clinics, explore their evolving use, and discuss how they may be integrated into standard care 

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Welcome and introduction

Professor Maria de Lourdes Pereira, Associate Professor, University of Aveiro and Dr John Luckit, Consultant Haematologist and Honorary Secretary, Pathology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Toxicology effects of hazardous compounds on the reproductive system

Professor Maria de Lourdes Pereira and Dr John Luckit

Questions and answers
Obesogens and fertility

Professor Marco Alves, Assistant Professor, University of Porto

Questions and answers
Antioxidants and fertility

Professor Pedro Oliveira, Assistant Professor, University of Aveiro

Questions and answers
Lifestyle and reproductive health: What can we learn from research

Professor Margarida Fardilha, Assistant Professor, University of Aveiro

Questions and answers
Comfort break
Male fertility awareness

Miss Pippa Sangster, Consultant Urological Surgeon and  Andrologist, Clinical Lead for Male Infertility and Honorary Associate Professor in Reproductive Health, University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

Questions and answers
Panel discussion
Close of meeting



Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. Late registrations will not be accepted. 


  • The agenda is subject to change at any time 
  • If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenters and RSM discretion. 
  • All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations. 
  • This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 
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