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ART Symposium 2017

The Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ACART) held its inaugural symposium on Friday, 10 February 2017, in Wellington, New Zealand. Associate Minister of Health Peter Dunne, to whom ACART provides independent advice, opened the symposium.

The purpose of the symposium was to bring together stakeholders in the assisted reproductive technology sector to discuss issues such as genetic screening, surrogacy, regulation and ethical considerations related to new technologies.

With the presenters’ permission, ACART is pleased to publish on its website the powerpoints from the following presentations given on the day.

Research on Pre-implantation Embryos: Ethical Imperatives (pptx, 3.56 MB)
Emeritus Professor Gareth Jones, University of Otago

Genetic Screening in NZ Fertility Clinics (pptx, 410 KB)
Dr Juliet Taylor, Clinical Geneticist, Auckland DHB (Presented by Associate Professor Mike Legge, University of Otago, at the symposium as Juliet was unable to attend)

The Genomics Revolution: Emerging legal and Ethical issues (ppt, 4.8 MB)
Associate Professor Colin Gavaghan, Faculty of Law, University of Otago

Comment on the Morning Sessions (pptx, 1.6 MB)
Dr Jeanne Snelling, Research Fellow, Bioethics Centre, University of Otago

Considerations and Tensions in Respect of ART in Maori and Pasifika contexts (Comment) (pptx, 944 KB)
Guy Gudex, Medical Director, Repromed

A Provider Perspective on the ART Landscape in New Zealand (pptx, 1.7 MB)
Dr Richard Fisher, Director, Fertility Associates

Surrogacy: is New Zealand’s Law in Need of Reform? (pptx, 1.6 MB)
Associate Professor Debra Wilson, University of Canterbury School of Law

About ACART (PDF, 289 KB)
​Guiding principles, recent advice, current work programme, committee membership