The First International Congress on Global Reproductive Medicine

Venue: Hilton Vienna

Location: Vienna, Austria

Event Date/Time: Mar 25, 2010 End Date/Time: Mar 28, 2010
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Reproductive tourism is a relatively new phenomenon that occurs when aspiring parents travel from their home country in which advanced reproductive technologies (ART) are expensive and legally awkward to nations where the procedures are cheaper and legally more obtainable
The aim of this conference will be to discuss the reasons behind the rapid increase in reproductive tourism, as well as outline its professional, ethical, legal and economic consequences. This will be discussed by experts who will address the current concerns raised by this new trend, as well as share their accumulating experience meeting with the needs of the international patient and the limitations set by mounting national regulatory restrictions.

The participants in this conference will gain updated knowledge on:

• Why has reproductive tourism become such a popular option?
• The need to protect the reproductive rights of patients in various countries.
• Improving local access to advanced reproductive care in all countries.
• Advancing ART regulation under international consensus.
• Affordability versus quality assurance in global ART.
• Means of promoting and marketing reproductive care services.
• Ethical aspects of international travel searching for ART.
• Worldwide gamete donation: fulfilling an undeniable need or a form of organ trafficking?
• Cross border gestational surrogacy: providing opportunity or exploitation of the poor.
• Legal aspects of ART in foreign countries.
• Ethnic needs of immigrants and genetic testing.
• Reproductive rights of non married and same sex patients.
• Safety and technical aspects of long-distance shipping of fresh and frozen gametes and embryos