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The International IVF Initiative: International Surrogacy
October 3 @ 20:00 - 22:00
James contributed to i3‘s webinar on navigating international surrogacy:
The webinar offered a comprehensive global perspective on international surrogacy, addressing its options, opportunities, and potential challenges. It featured legal experts and leading clinical embryologists worldwide who delved into the evolving landscape of surrogacy laws and practices.
Given the dynamic nature of surrogacy regulations across nations, the webinar stressed the importance of clinics comprehending the legal and ethical aspects of both national and international surrogacy. Panelists highlighted significant developments in this field, such as recent UK surrogacy law changes, cross-border reproductive care in Europe, strategies for navigating diverse national regulations, the nuances of surrogacy in the USA (including state-level differences), and best practices emerging in India and globally.
Moderated by Dr. Sangita Jindal, James Lawford Davies, and Dr. Keshav Malhotra, along with Dr. Mara Simopoulou, the webinar also featured presentations, including James Lawford Davies’ introduction, Dr. Pedro Brandao’s overview of commercial surrogacy, insights from Dr. Sanjay Shukla on surrogacy in India, and Ellen Trachman’s discussion of surrogacy in the US. The event concluded with a Q&A session, providing valuable insights for surrogacy professionals worldwide.