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Contemporary Issues in Family Formation

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A conference on Contemporary Issues in Family Formation will take place on Friday 1st September 2017 at the University of Limerick. The conference will bring together stakeholders and Irish and international experts to discuss and raise awareness of issues impacting on ‘non-traditional’ families in Ireland, such as those who engage in assisted reproduction, and gay and lesbian families. This event is sponsored by the Irish Research Council New Foundations Scheme.

CPD Points: 4 hours

Conference Programme:

10.00am Registration/ Tea & Coffee
10.30am Welcome and Opening Address

10.45am Professor Jonathan Herring, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford
Three Parent Embryos and the Demise of Biological Parenthood

11.15am Professor Deirdre Madden, School of Law, University College Cork
Legislating for Surrogacy: Challenges and Opportunities

11.45am Dr Lydia Bracken, School of Law, University of Limerick
Assessing the Best Interests of the Child in Assisted Reproduction

12.15pm Dr Lucy Blake, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Edge Hill University
Gay Father Families formed through Surrogacy: Psychological Well-Being and Family Functioning

12.45pm Questions & Discussion
13.00pm Lunch

14.00pm Dr Conor O’Mahony, School of Law, University College Cork
Surrogacy and the Marriage Referendum: What was all that about?

14.30pm Moninne Griffith, Executive Director BeLonGTo
LGBT Families in Post Marriage Equality Referendum Ireland

15.00pm Dr Fergus Ryan, Department of Law, Maynooth University
Beyond Marriage: Equality, Family Diversity and Non-marital Families in Contemporary Ireland

15.30pm Questions & Discussion
15.45pm Concluding Remarks
16.00pm Conference Close

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