Donor “Anonymity” and Confidentiality in the Era of Direct-To-Consumer DNA Testing and Social Media
Presented by: Andrea M. Braverman, PhD Clinical Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Description: Direct-to-consumer DNA testing and internet websites have made donor anonymity obsolete There are a myriad of interests among and between stakeholders regarding this contact as well as competing interests amongst donors, donor-conceived persons, as well as their families with linking and contact. The age and stage of development impacts interest and access to donor linking. Expectations and relationships are not defined by genetics but may be informed by them.
Learning Objectives: • Identify how donor linking can occur through DNA banks and websites • Examine the dilemmas posed by donor linked contact • Discuss the implications of donor linking for professionals in the ART field
"Legally Speaking 2020": An Update on ART Law”
Presented by: Susan L. Crockin, JD Crockin Law & Policy Group, PLLC Senior Scholar, Adjunct Professor, The O'Neill Inst. for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown Law Center Research Assistant Professor, Kennedy Inst. of Ethics, Georgetown University
Description: Ongoing developments in reproductive technologies, repro-genetics, and 3rd Party ART all create legal tensions for courts and legislatures. This presentation will update attendees on legal developments that may impact their current and future practices.
Learning Objectives: • Recognize both ongoing and new issues involving reproductive tissue storage and disposition • Identify legal vulnerabilities for patients involved with international surrogacy • Appreciate the legal complexities of posthumous reproduction