Thank you for a great and inspiring Donor Sperm Symposium at the 11th of November 2017!

On this page you will find pictures from the day, the speakers presentations, a highlight video and video interviews with the speakers about the subject that they presented on the day. You are more than welcome to share the content on your social media if you wish. At the bottom of the page you are also able to order a Donor Sperm Symposium Certificate of Participation.

Pictures from the day



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Highlight video

Certificate of Participation

We offer to send you a certificate of participation for the Donor Sperm Symposium 2017 to prove your participation and get accredited. 
All you have to do is to contact Cryos Customer Service and we will send you a certificate with your name. 
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Presentations from the speakers

Below you can download presentations from the Donor Sperm Symposium 2017. Click the links below to view and download.

Ole Schou - Sperm Donation past, present and future
Prof. Veerle Provost - Parenthood and sperm donation
Dr. Lucy Frith - Donor anonymity vs. non-anonymity
Dr. David Mortimer - Quality Management of a sperm bank
Prof. Allan Pacey - What is good sperm?
Dr. Mathew Tomlinson - Semen cryopreservation past, present and future
Prof. Willem Ombelet - Technology, Perinatal and obstetic outcomes after DI
Dr. Lone Bruhn Madsen - Handling of Genetic Risk
Prof. Guido Pennings - Legislation on donor insemination and cross-border reproductive care

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Video interviews with the speakers

During the day of the symposium we invited the speakers to participate in a short video interview about their specific field of study.

Susan Golombok on the wellbeing of donor conceived children

Susan Golombok, Professor of family Research and Director of the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge, talks about the wellbeing of donor conceived children and whether it is important for humans to know their genetic origin

Lucy Frith on donor anonymity vs. non-anonymity

Lucy Frith, Reader in Bioethics and Social Science at the University of Liverpool, talks about the main issues regarding anonymous and non-anonymous sperm donors.

David Mortimer on quality management of a sperm bank

David Mortimer, President and co-owner of Oozoa Biomedical, talks about what quality management mean and what the first rule of thumb is when you want to run a sperm bank with high quality standards.

Willem Ombelet on the perinatal and obstetric outcome of assisted reproduction

Willem Ombelet, Professor at the University of Hasselt in Ghent and Antwerp, talks about the perinatal and obstetric outcome of assisted reproduction.

Mathew Tomlinson on cryopreservation of sperm

Mathew Tomlinson, clinical scientist in andrology at the University Hospital Nottingham, talks about the history of cryopreservation and what he thinks will be the next big thing regarding cryopreservation.


Veerle Provoost on parenthood and sperm donation

Veerle Provoost, Professor and Postdoctoral Researcher at the Bioethics Institute in Ghent, talks about what we can learn from studying alternative families. Furthermore, she shares her most surprisingly finding from her studies of families of donor conceived children

Guido Pennings on legislation and cross-border reproductive care

Guido Pennings, Professor of Ethics and Bioethics at Ghent University, talks about the main reason that people cross borders to seek fertility treatment in other countries and whether that is good or bad.


Allan Pacey on sperm quality                                                                   

Allan Pacey, Professor of Andrology at the University og Sheffield, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health, talks about what defines good sperm and what the biggest risks to sperm quality are today