Contemporary Issues in Family Formation: An Interdisciplinary Conference – 1 September, University of Limerick

Date: 1 September 2017

Time: 10:00-16:00

Venue: University of Limerick 

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. 

The Conference will include sessions on the following: 

  • Three Parent Embryos and the Demise of Biological Parenthood -Professor Jonathan Herring, Faculty of Law, University of Oxford
  • Legislating for Surrogacy: Challenges and Opportunities - Professor Deirdre Madden, School of Law, University College Cork
  • Assessing the Best Interests of the Child in Assisted Reproduction - Dr Lydia Bracken, School of Law, University of Limerick
  • Gay Father Families formed through Surrogacy: Psychological Well-Being and Family Functioning - Dr Lucy Blake, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Edge Hill University
  • Surrogacy and the Marriage Referendum: What was all that about? - Dr Conor O’Mahony, School of Law, University College Cork 
  • LGBT Families in Post Marriage Equality Referendum Ireland - Moninne Griffith, Executive Director BeLonGTo
  • Beyond Marriage: Equality, Family Diversity and Non-marital Families in Contemporary Ireland - Dr Fergus Ryan, Department of Law, Maynooth University 

To register for the event please click here.





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