The Fertility Forum 2019

Saturday, 16th November


Room 1


Room 2


Guiding you through IVF treatment options in Ireland

Dr. John Kennedy
Sims IVF

Group Medical Director, SIMS


The role of hormones on the fertility journey

Dr. Mary Ryan
Bon Secours Health System


Mercury and infertility: “Where your inner smile meets your outer smile”

Dr. David Hefferon
Holistic Dentist


Polycystic ovary syndrome and fertility: Fertility treatment options 

Dr. Alejandro Aldape Arellano
Institut Marquès




The arguments for travelling abroad for fertility treatment

Is egg freezing right for you?

Dr. Raul Olivares
IVF Barcelona


Dr. Robbie Kerr
Belfast Fertility Clinic




Impact nutrition can have on fertility


 The advantages and challenges of Ukrainian Surrogacy

Sarah Keogh


Susan Kerch-Kibler
Delivering Dreams


Networking 1:00pm – 1:30pm


Overview on Irish legal system

Annette Hickey 
Poe Kiely Hogan Lanigan



Dealing with the grief: Miscarriage & unsuccessful IVF treatment


Mairie Cregan


Panel discussion:
Government, finance, ethics & regulation around fertility treatment options in Ireland

Chair – Dil Wickremasinghe
Annette Hickey, PKHL

Dr. John Kennedy, SIMS IVF


Panel discussion:
How lifestyle changes may improve fertility (Mindfulness, nutrition & incorporating the impacts of stress on fertility)

Chair – Barbara Nestor
Dr. Ciara Byrne, Sage Fertility
Emer Burke, Food Fitness Fertility
Claire Grady, ANU Wellness
Lisa Morrissey, BabySteps
Juliane Colleran, Acupunture Council of Ireland




Alternative family building options – A focus on adoption in Ireland

The surrogacy journey

Emily Westbrooks
Writer & Editor


Tracy Horan
Tracy Horan & Co. Solicitors


Natural ways to improve your fertility

Helena Tubridy
Fertility coach and therapist



Panel discussion:
The Surrogacy Journey

Chair – Dil Wickremasinghe, Broadcaster
Fiona Whyte & Seán Malone, Authors
Tracy Horan, Tracy Horan & Co. Solicitors
Susan Kibler, Delivering Dreams


Panel discussion:
Dealing with and treating endometriosis

Chair: Kathleen King, Endometriosis Association of Ireland
Helena Tubridy
Dr. John Kennedy, Sims IVF
Irene Scarff, Willows Clinic 


Closing remarks


Closing remarks