December 6, 2023, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

How Much Change Do We Want? Updating Fertility, Embryo and Surrogacy Law

PET Annual Conference 2023

Central London

Law reform is in the pipeline – in the UK and elsewhere – in relation to fertility treatment, embryo research, surrogacy, and related areas of science and medicine.

Prospects for reform in these areas will be explored in depth at How Much Change Do We Want? Updating Fertility, Embryo and Surrogacy Law, the 2023 Annual Conference of PET.

All are welcome to attend. This conference is intended not just for lawyers, but for anyone interested in – or potentially affected by – changes to the law.

Speakers and chairs confirmed to date include leading practitioners, regulators, researchers, ethicists, lawyers and others.

The conference is taking place in central London from 9am-5.30pm (GMT) – followed by a drinks reception – on Wednesday 6 December 2023. This is an in person only conference, and will not be livecast or recorded.
There is an early bird discount on the attendance fee if you register by 15 September.

Conference sessions include:

1. How Did We Get Here? The Story of the Statute

2. Where Do We Go Next? The Case for Change

3. Challenges and Changes: What’s Happening Across Europe?

4. Looking to the Law: In the Clinic, in the Lab, in the Court

5. Adapting to Change: Is Agreement Possible?

This conference is supported by the Edwards and Steptoe Research Trust Fund, the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, Born Donor Bank, Carrot Fertility, Ferring Pharmaceuticals and Theramex.

Register here

The IME has provided funding for eight medical students to attend this conference free of charge.

Medical students wishing to apply for one of these places should email