About this event

  • Date and time Fri 20 Nov 2020 from 2:00pm to 3:05pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Urology

An understanding of male factor infertility is included in the training curriculum for urology. This webinar will provide information on this topic at the level required for FRCSurol with a few difficult case discussions including Klinefelter patients, multiple failed IVF cycles, and why every urologist needs to understand the importance of fertility preservation.

Topics to be covered during this session:

  • Causal factors in male factor infertility
  • How to investigate the male in a couple presenting with failure to conceive
  • How to manage reversible causes of male factor infertility
  • Increase the presence of urologists in infertility clinics to ensure men are managed correctly to improve couples outcomes

At the end of this webinar urological trainees should have a sound knowledge of the appropriate investigation and management of male factor infertility.

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Key speakers

Pippa Sangster

Dr Pippa Sangster

Consultant Urologist, Clinical lead for male infertility, UCLH, UK 

Speaker's biography

Dr Sangster qualified from Guy's and St Thomas's Medical School, London in 2001. She has further degrees in Psychology (BSc) and was awarded a gold medal in the Urology MSc before achieving FRCS (Urol).


Her main area of expertise is Andrology and she is the Clinical Lead for male infertility at UCLH.


Fertility preservation for oncology patients is one of her main areas of interest.


She has set up a service so that men and boys about to undergo cancer treatment or those wanting to investigate their fertility potential post chemotherapy/radiotherapy can be assessed and treated quickly. She has strong links with the Gynaecology, Endocrinology, Haematology and Oncology teams to ensure that the fertility of these patients can be preserved or helped.

Professor Suks Minhas

Professor of Practice (Urology), Imperial College London, Consultant Andrologist and Urologist, and Centre Director European Academy of Andrology at Imperial College NHS Trust, UK


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Welcome and introduction

Mr Justin Vale, President, Urology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

An understanding of male factor infertility

Dr Pippa Sangster, Consultant Urologist, Clinical lead for male infertility, UCLH 

Question and answer session

Chaired by Professor Suks Minhas, Professor of Practice (Urology), Imperial College London, Consultant Andrologist and Urologist, and Centre Director European Academy of Andrology at Imperial College NHS Trust 

Close of webinar



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM.

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s ​weekly COVID-19 Series ​webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

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This webinar 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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