SEEDS 5th Annual Spring Conference
April 27 & 28, 2018
Costa Mesa, CA

Avenue of the Arts Hotel
3350 Avenue of the Arts
Costa Mesa, CA
(714) 751-5100

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Conference Agenda

April 27, 2018 - Friday

7:30-8:30
Registration and Coffee

8:30-8:45
Welcome and Updates
Lisa Chiya, Wendie Wilson-Miller, Steve Snyder

8:45-9:45
The Importance of Working Together: How a Joint Effort can Transform Family Building in the U.S.
Barbara Collura

9:45-10:15
Indian Child Welfare Act: The Unpredictability of Tribes and How it Affects Donors & Surrogates
Steven Lazarus

10:15-10:30 
BREAK

10:30-11:30
Part 1: Running an Ethical Agency – A Discussion
-Candidate Selection/Screening
-Recruiting and Marketing
-Balancing IP and Surrogate Interests
Carey Flamer Powell, Krystal Lemcke, John Weltman

11:30-1:00
LUNCH
Roundtable Discussions

1:00-2:00
Business Tips for Managing Egg Donation and Surrogacy Agencies
Greg Masler, Sharon Masler, Page Tofighi

2:00-2:45
Bending the Rules: The Importance of ASRM Guidelines, SEEDS Standards, and other ART Business Practices
Eloise Drane, Joao De Pinho, Maria Jackson

2:45-3:00
BREAK

3:00-3:45
The Method Behind Our Madness: What an RE Looks for in a Gestational Carrier
Dr. Diana Chavkin

3:45-4:45
Financial Support Options for Intended Parents
Pamela Hirsch, Ron Poole-Dayan, Nikki Wehmeir

4:45-5:15
Mishaps and Malfeasance in ART: The Liability Landscape
Judith Daar

5:15-5:25
Closing Statements


Cocktail Party 6PM @ Maggiano's


April 28, 2018 - Saturday

7:30-8:30
Registration and Coffee

8:30-8:45
Welcome and Announcements
Lisa Chiya, Wendie Wilson-Miller, Steve Snyder

8:45-9:15
Provisions for Surrogacy and Egg Donation Agency Agreements: What to Include, What Should be Questioned & New Considerations
Rich Vaughn

9:15-10:00
Brainstorming Questionable Practices & Nightmare Cases
Open Discussion

10:00-10:45 
Just Because We Can Doesn’t Mean We Should: Ethical Considerations for Multiple Surrogate Cycles
Lisa Chiya, Dr. Amber Cooper, Molly O’Brien, Abigail Glass

10:45-11:00
BREAK

11:00-11:30
ABA Model Regulation Act for Agencies
Michelle Keeyes, Rich Vaughn

11:30-12:15
Ethics and Options for Working with HIV+ Patients
Said Daneshmand, Clark Marshall

12:15-1:30
Networking Lunch

1:30-2:30
Part II: Running an Ethical Agency – A Discussion
-Compensation Competition Among Agencies

-Fee Splitting Arrangements and Referral Fees
-Agency Employees as Surrogates and Egg Donors
Adrienne Black, Nazca Fontes, Shawna Johnson

2:30-3:15
We Are All Brothers and Sisters: Why Children Born from Gamete Donation Really are Their Mother’s Children
Dr. Marc Kalan

3:15-3:30
BREAK

3:30-4:15
The ‘Conflicts of Interest’ Chain in Surrogacy Cycles: Is Anyone Immune
Steve Snyder, Tim Schlesinger

4:15-5:00
Trade Secrets and Non-Compete Agreements: Basics for Protecting Your Business
Ralph Tsong, Cynthia Fruchtman

5:00-5:15
The Future of SEEDS: Audience Feedback
SEEDS Board and Committee Chairs

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