Due to COVID-19, a date has not yet been set for this seminar in 2020. We will provide updates on this page in future.
The Twilight seminar series is a flagship of the VARTA event calendar. The interactive seminar is an opportunity to hear from key researchers and reproductive specialists as they shine a spotlight on issues of current interest in the field of fertility and ART. It is also an opportunity to hear lived experiences from people directly affected by these issues.
Previous Twilight seminars covered:
|2019||The Genie is out of the bottle: DNA testing and end of donor anonymity||Kate Bourne, Prof David Amor, Rose Overberg, Hayley Smith and Prof Daniel Roos.|
Dr Joanna Scheib, Louise Johnson, Dr Deborah Dempsey, and a panel of donor-conceived people, recipient parents and donors with experience of donor-linking
|2016||Donor conception: from anonymity to openness
An insight into donor linking and the law in Victoria
Louise Johnson, Kate Bourne, Dr Fiona Kelly, panel of donor-conceived people, recipient parents and donors many of whom have experienced donor-linking
|2015||Hype, hope or reality - can we make eggs or sperm from stem cells?||
A/Prof. Megan Munsie, A/Prof John McBain, Dr Robin Hobbs, and Dr Deepak Adhikari
|2013||“How are you going?” - Experiences of donor conception||Dr Vasanti Jadva, personal experiences of donor conceived adults (Chantele, Ross, Louise, Riley).|
The known and the unknown: egg and sperm donors talking
|Danielle Graber, Ben Sayer, panel of egg and sperm donors|
|2011||Eyes Wide Open: Cross-Border Reproductive Care||Catherine Nave, Dr R.S. Sharma, Sandra Dill AM|
|2010||Surrogacy in Victoria – Issues to Consider||Personal experiences of surrogacy, Rita Alessi, Mr Ben Sayer|
|2010||Q&A – ART in 2010||Michael Gorton AM, Louise Johnson, Erin Keleher and representatives from registered ART providers|