SEEDS 6th Annual Spring Conference
April 26 & 27, 2019
Irvine, CA

Irvine Marriott
18000 Von Karman Ave
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 553-0100

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Conference Agenda

April 26, 2019 - Friday

7:45 – 8:45 AM
Registration and Coffee

8:45 – 9:00 AM
Welcome and Introductions of Keynote Speaker
Lisa Chiya

9:00 – 10:00 AM
Qualification-Based Membership Organization: Standard Setting and Membership Models
Keynote Speaker: Sean Tipton

10:00 – 10:15 AM
Coffee Break

10:30AM – 12:30 PM
Genetic Sleuthing: Creating Connections that are not intended
Carole Lieber-Wilkins, Ellie Javadi, Emily Mounts, Melanie Mikkelson, Angie Bush (Ancestry.com)

12:30 – 1:30 PM
LUNCH – Roundtable Discussions

1:45 – 3:00 PM
Escrow is Your Friend (Until it’s not): Best Practices for Escrow Companies
Adam Winder,  Rita Lister

3:00 – 3:15 PM
Snack Break

3:30 – 4:30 PM
Newborn Health Insurance: The Rubrik’s Cube of International Surrogacy
Steve Snyder, Page Tofighi, Virginia Hart

4:30 – 5:00 PM
Executive Board Q&A


Cocktail Party @ Del Frisco's Grill

772 Spectrum Center Dr - 5pm - 8pm


April 27, 2019 - Saturday

8:00 – 8:45 AM
Registration and Coffee

8:45 – 9:00 AM
Welcome
Lisa Chiya

9:00 – 10:00 AM
Liability Exposure to Agencies: How Exposed are you?
Brian Klein

10:00 – 10:15 AM
Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:30 AM
Egg Banking Ethics: The Gray Area
Lisa Chiya, Amanda Troxler, Dr. Hwang

11:30AM – 12:30 PM
Telepsychology and Remote Assessments: Pros and Cons
Karen Hall

12:30 – 1:30 PM
LUNCH – Roundtable Discussions

1:30 – 2:30 PM
Intimidation: Should You Hold Surrogates, Donors, or Intended Parents Hostage in Your Agreements?
Wendie Wilson Miller, Ellen Winters Miller, Molly O’Brien 

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