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19-22 June 2017

Gloucester Millenium Hotel London

Modern Families

Overview & Introduction

Alka Prakash, Chair

More people than ever before are creating families using donor gametes. This is a very important part of fertility provision and often captures public imaginations due to limited availability and regulatory provision around the use of donor gametes. This study day is aimed to highlight the complexities of modern families including the regulatory changes that have led to the evolution of such treatments. It also highlights the clinical and legal aspects associated with creating such families, the importance of counselling and some commonly encountered issues. It would benefit any staff (doctors and fertility nurse specialists) involved in providing or planning to provide this service.

22 June 2017

Time Session Speaker
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome Alka Prakash
09:15 – 09:45 The changing face of the modern family Vasanti Jadva
09:45 – 10:15 Regulation and legal aspects in the use of donor gametes James Lawford Davies
10:15 – 10:45  Treating single women and same sex female couples Alka Prakash
10:45 – 11:15 Morning coffee & exhibition
11:15 – 11:45  Cross Border Fertility Care Rachel Cutting
11:45 – 12:15  Eggs and Embryos: donation and sharing Jane Stewart
12:15 – 12:45 Patient Perspective Trish Barker-Barrett
12:45 – Lunch & exhibition
13:30 – 14:15 Legal aspects of surrogacy Louisa Ghevaert
14:15 – 15:00 Surrogacy (reasons for and outcomes) Jan Grace
15:00 – 15:30 Afternoon coffee & exhibition
15:30 – 16:00 Adoption- Adoption Society Gemma Gordon-Johnson
16:00 – 16:30 Welfare of the child/Counselling Ruth wilde
16:30 – 17:00 Fertility and gender reassignment James Barrett
17:00 – Closing remarks