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The many faces of becoming a parent: a symposium on the biological, genetic and social aspects of parenthood

The many faces of becoming a parent: a symposium on the biological, genetic and social aspects of parenthood

The first symposium organised by the Eugin Chair will take place online on September 18th. It aims at opening a discussion on what it means to be a parent, in a time when non-genetic parenthood can easily be revealed. 

10.09.2020

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Having children in the 21st century is frayed with many unknowns and conditions, but it is also open to new possibilities. Many more people have the opportunity to become parents, but many choose not to (or is it that they are not allowed to?).

In the one-day symposium “The many faces of becoming a parent”, the Eugin Chair wants to open a discussion on what it means to be a parent, in a time when non-genetic parenthood can easily be revealed.

The event will take place online on September 18th. Its is free but registration is needed.

Schedule

9.00-9.10 Welcome and introduction

9.10-9.50 “When the going gets tough: fertility during the economic recession in Europe” Thomas Sobotka, VID Vienna

9.50-10.30 “Family and fertility: does kin help influence women's fertility, and how does this vary worldwide?” Rebecca Sear, LSHTM

10.30-11.00 Break

11.00-11.40 “Maternity by oocyte donation as a response to social changes” Amelia Rodriguez, Eugin Barcelona

11.40-12.20 “Direct-to-consumer DNA testing: implications for anonymous gamete donation and ethical challenges” Marilyn Crawshaw, York

12.20-13.00 “Testing before birth: the evolution of reproductive testing”. Rita Vassena,Eugin Barcelona

13.00-14.30 Lunch Break

14.30-15.10 “The ethics of genetic parenthood and designer babies”. Giulia Cavalieri, Lancaster, TBC

15.10-15.50 “Present and future of human genetic editing”. Marc Güell, UPF

15.50-16.30 “Genetic parenthood in different societal settings” Maarten Larmuseau, KU Leuven

16.30-17.00 Closing remarks

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