הכנס הבין לאומי לפונדקאות ופריון תל אביב, 13-15 לפברואר 2014
מכלול הצעדים למימוש חלום ההורות
מומחים בתחומי הרפואה, משפט ופסיכולוגיה
סיפורים אישיים מהורים, פונדקאיות ותורמות ביציות
יותר מחמישה עשר מציגים מהארץ וחו"ל
מידע והדרכה ליחידים וזוגות, סטרייטס וגייז
מצגות הכרות עם ספקי שרות מכל העולם
כנס הפונדקאות והפריון הבינלאומי בישראל יתקיים ב 13-15 לפברואר 2014, בשיתוף עיריית תל אביב, המרכז הגאה וארגון ״מן הבינג בייביז״
הכנס הבין-לאומי לפונדקאות ופריון הוא הארוע הממוקד וממצה ביותר שנערך אי פעם בארץ בנושא הפונדקאות. בשלושת ימי הכנס יובאו מומחים מהארץ והעולם, סיפורים אישיים, מצגות והרצאות לזוגות ויחידים, גייז או סטרייטס. התוכנית מבוססת על המודל המצליח של ארועים דומים שהופקו בשנים האחרונות בארה"ב ואירופה.
לפחות שמונה-עשרה מרפאות וסוכנויות מהארץ ורחבי העולם כבר הודיעו על השתתפותן בכנס, כולל שמונה שלא השתתפו בכנס הקודם. בכנס יוצגו לראשונה תחת קורת גג אחת כל האופציות הידועות לפונדקאות בישראל ובחו״ל - כולל תאילנד, הודו, נפאל, מקסיקו, אוקראינה, קנדה וארה״ב. משתתפי הכנס יוכלו לשמוע מהסוכנויות והמרפאות המציגות במסגרת סדנאות היכרות קבוצתיות (יום שישי 13:00-15:00), ליצור עימן קשר ביריד הפונדקאות (יום שישי 15:00-17:30), או להפגש איתן להתייעצויות פרטיות (שבת 9:00-18:00 - קישור לטופס לתאום הפגישות מראש ישלח לנרשמים לכנס).
בכנס שנערך בשנה שעברה השתתפו כמאה וחמישים הורים מיועדים, עשרות הורי פונדקאות שבאו עם ילדיהם למפגש מחזור, ארבע עשר מרפאות וסוכנויות פונדקאות מרחבי העולם, ראש עיריית תל-אביב ונכבדים נוספים. חלק מהמציגים הציעו מבצעים והנחות מיוחדות למשתתפי הכנס, ואני מצפים שהשנה התופעה תתרחב עוד יותר.
ההכנסות מנותני החסות לכנס יוקדשו לקרן לעזרה כספית לזוגות גייז שעושים פונדקאות. יותר מעשרים זוגות ויחידים מהארץ כבר אושרו במסגרת הקרן לקבלת עזרה שיכולה לכלול מענקים, שרותים בחינם והנחות מעשרות סוכנויות ומרפאות.
הכנס יתקיים בין ה-13 ל-15 בפברואר. לפרטים נוספים ראו את התוכניה (בקרוב).
דמי כניסה לשלושת הימים הם 110 שקל או 60 שקל ליום שישי או שבת בנפרד, בעוד שאין צורך בתשלום לכנס הפתיחה ביום חמישי, או ליריד בלבד ביום שישי. מומלץ ביותר לרכוש כרטיסים מראש. הרשמה ורכישת כרטיסים מראש תאפשר למשתתפים לקבל קישור לטופס לתאום פגישות התייעצויות פרטיות עם המציגים, הרשמה מוקדמת לסדנאות עם מקום מוגבל, עדכונים על פרטי התוכנית וכו׳.
יום חמישי, 13 לפברואר 2014
בפאנל ישתתפו בנוסף לנבחרי ציבור (פרטים בקרוב) גם יו״ר עמותת אבות גאים אודי לדרגור, עו״ד מיכל עדן, עו״ד אלון טבק-אבירם, ועוד.
יום שישי, 14 לפברואר 2014
- פאנל מומחים יציג את עיקרי ההבטים הרפואיים, משפטים, לוגוסטים וכלכליים של תהליך הפונדקאות בכלל, ושל האפשרויות בארץ ובחו״ל (נושאים שיידונו ביתר עומק בפאנלים ההשואתיים וסדנאות העומק ביום שבת).
יום שבת, 15 לפברואר 2014
סטודיו - קומה ב׳
אולם - קומת קרקע סדנאות עומק
Dr. Gal Wagner Kolasko
Dr. Gal Wagner Kolasko is the director and one of the founders of the first and so far only LGBT clinic in Israel-"Clalit Gan Meir". He graduated from the Rappaport school of Medicine at the Technion. After he specialized in family practice he focused on the field of LGBT medicine and underwent training at the Callenn Lord LGBT clinic in New York.
Dr. Wagner kolasko takes part in research regarding the LGBT community and manages several forums on the subject. As part of his work in the LGBT clinic he guides and accompanies numerous gay men through the journey of surrogacy.
Dr Wagner Kolasko lives in Tel Aviv with his partner and their twins that were recently born in the USA through surrogacy.
Victoria Gelfand, Esq.
Victoria Gelfand's law offices specialize primarily in all legal matters involved in establishment of a family: helping couples to officially formalize their relationship, guiding couples and singles to find a suitable solution to parent and co-parent children, and assisting different family units to receive full acknowledgment and related rights.
Victoria has been practicing law for over a decade, during which she won numerous precedential cases, such as maternity leave for fathers, complicated cases involving assisted reproductive technology (ART), precedential adoption cases, etc. She was the first Israeli attorney to provide ongoing legal assistance to Israelis seeking surrogacy abroad. In 2007 she achieved first recognition of surrogacy carried out in India by the Israeli Ministry of Interior. During her career Victoria has assisted over a thousand couples and individuals in issues of ART, family formation and family rights, and over a hundred families in issues of foreign surrogacy. Victoria is a co-author of several legal guides, a legal commentator and expert for the media and the director of Ynet portal on surrogacy.
Michael Doyle, M.D.
Dr. Michael Doyle is the founder and medical director of CT Fertility Associates, which he started in 1991 after completing his advanced fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology at Yale University. Prior to that he received his undergraduate degree from Brown University; his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco; and his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Over 4,500 babies have been born to parents who have been successfully treated by Dr. Doyle, including over 500 for LGBT families who consistently praise him as a highly skilled expert who balances great technical expertise with a highly caring, hands-on and flexible approach. Dr. Doyle has authored numerous articles, research papers and book chapters, he is a frequent speaker at medical meetings and conferences, and act as the resident expert on prominent community and professional portals including Fertility Authority, Family Equality Council, Proud Parenting, Surromoms Online, and the Center Families. In 2009 the outstanding results of his Frozen Donor Egg Bank were featured to an international audience at the ESHRE conference in Amsterdam.
Bruce Shapiro, MD, FACOG
Dr. Bruce Shapiro is specialty board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is sub-specialty board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He founded The Fertility Center of Las Vegas, the city’s first infertility practice, which is renowned for research that has advanced the science and practice of Reproductive Endocrinology. Under his direction, The Fertility Center of Las Vegas has grown from a successful local facility to having major regional, national & international influence in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology. Dr. Shapiro has developed techniques that make in vitro fertilization (IVF) safer and more effective, and this research is widely and regularly published in respected medical journals. Dr. Shapiro’s work has allowed patients who have had previous failures and/or OHSS in IVF to change the way their IVF cycles are performed so that their chance of success is greatly improved while their risk of complications from OHSS and high order multiple pregnancy are significantly reduced.
Doron Mamat is the founder of Tammuz International Surrogacy. After having his own children from surrogacy a few years ago in the United States, he realized that there are many individuals and couples that could not afford to have a child through a surrogate mother in the United States. Also, he realized that surrogacy process is a medically, legally and emotionally complicated process and that it demands critical and timely decisions made in fragmented aspects such doctors, lawyers, labs and local authorities. Doron strongly felt the need for an agency to guide people who wish to pursue surrogacy and to appropriately match the passion for this emotionally taxing project. He therefore quit his position as a highly successful senior project manager at a global high-tech company in order to work with those who wish to get a child through surrogacy but who still require the correct guidance to make their beautiful dream come true.
Brandon J. Bankowski, MD, MPH
Dr. Bankowski has devoted his professional life to providing the best reproductive care possible. He trained in Reproductive Medicine for 7 years at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, ranked #1 in the United States for over 20 years. He's a partner of Oregon Reproductive Medicine (ORM), and cofounder of ORM Global and ORM Genetics.
ORM's mission is to do all we can to care for the fertility needs of our patients. With our Embryo Clean Room, we have achieved the highest clinical success including donor egg/surrogacy fresh live birth rates of over 85%. Our team's approach is thoughtfully designed to create a strong, open connection with patients - guiding them through their decisions, visits to Portland, and their pregnancy ultrasounds. For almost a decade, he has helped patients from over thirty countries successfully create their families. Dr. B is friendly, accessible, and reassuring. Dr. B and his team are thrilled to be returning to Tel Aviv to continue building Israeli families..
Steven H. Snyder, Esq.
Steven Snyder is the founding and principal partner of Steven H. Snyder & Associates, Attorneys At Law and the International Assisted Reproduction Center (IARC) in Minnesota. Mr. Snyder attended law school at the University of Minnesota, graduating cum laude in 1982. Mr. Snyder successfully litigated the first and only contested Minnesota surrogacy case to date in 2006 in which he won sole custody of the child for a single gay father. He is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), Chair of the Reproductive & Genetic Technology Committee of the Family Law Section of the ABA, ABA liaison to the National Coalition for the oversight of Assisted Reproductive Technology, Chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association Family Law Section, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Mr. Snyder also serves on the national legal advisory committee of RESOLVE: The National Fertility Association, is chair of the legal advisory group for the American Fertility Association (for education, support, and advocacy on behalf of infertile persons), and is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (national organization of fertility physicians).
Gad Lavy, F.A.C.O.G.
Dr. Lavy established New England Fertility in 1990, as the first non –hospital based assisted reproductive program in the state of Connecticut. Dr. Lavy is board certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Lavy received his medical degree from Hadassah Medical School followed by a research fellowship in biochemistry. Dr. Lavy completed his residency at Yale University School of Medicine and completed an advanced fellowship in the Division of Reproductive Medicine. Dr. Lavy is a member of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Society of Reproductive Endocrinologists, Society of Reproductive Surgeons, and American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Lavy also works extensively with gay couples and is one of only a very few reproductive physicians who has experience with international surrogacy. Dr. Lavy was featured in the award-winning documentary “ Google Baby”. He is also on the speaker’s board for Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Serono and Merck. Dr. Lavy leads a team of highly trained clinicians and scientists to provide comprehensive, compassionate and personal service.
Dana Magdassi, Esq.
Dana Magdassi is an Israeli lawyer since 2003, dealing with all related issues to surrogacy and assisted reproductive technology. Dana is the founder and the legal adviser of "Lotus" Surrogacy Agency as well as a partner in an Israeli law firm, Panek-Magdassi Law Firm. Since 2003 Dana has represented and handled many surrogacy cases on the legal and logistic side of them. "Lotus" Surrogacy Agency offers full service surrogacy and egg donation, with many years of experience in assisting couples and single gay men, in their journey to parenthood. Dana Magdassi has great experience and success in solving legal issues that may arise during surrogacy process abroad. All the clinics "Lotus" Surrogacy Agency refer their clients to are licensed ones. When referring clients to surrogacy abroad Dana reassures her clients that they will receive the best medical and legal services from local clinics and lawyers. Dana is personally in contact with local lawyers at the country the surrogate arrangements take place and that is to insure working within the local legislation regarding this process.
Victoria T. Ferrara, Esq.
Victoria T. Ferrara, Esq., Legal Director of Worldwide Surrogacy Specialists and managing partner of the multi-lawyer Law Firm of Victoria T. Ferrara, PC, has been practicing law in the area of assisted reproductive technology for over 20 years. Vicki's clients come from around the world as she has represented intended parents from South America, Asia and Europe as well as many clients in the U.S.A. Through her handling of the landmark case of Raftopol v. Ramey, Vicki was instrumental in changing the law in the State of Connecticut to create a new way to become legal parents through surrogacy. Vicki is a fellow of the American Academy of Assisted Reproduction Technology Attorneys and she has written and presented at U.S. and international conferences on surrogacy law. Her agency, Worldwide Surrogacy, is a successful surrogacy matching agency with offices in Connecticut and New York.
Jerald S. Goldstein, M.D.
Jerald S. Goldstein, M.D. is the founder and medical director at Fertility Specialists of Texas. He is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Tulane University and graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1992. He was an assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis before moving to Dallas and building a state of the art Fertility Center.
Dr. Goldstein is the author of scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and has lectured on a variety of topics related to reproduction and fertility. In addition, he has been voted by his peers as a Best Doctor in D Magazine for 2013 as well as listed as a top doctor in several publications. Dr. Goldstein is a member of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Society for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (SREI). Dr. Goldstein’s areas of expertise include in vitro fertilization, donor egg, and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis.
Judy Weiss, RNC
Judy Weiss, RNC, has been a nurse for the past 34 years of her life. She has devoted the past 16 years of practice as a Reproductive Endocrinology nurse to caring for families while on their journey towards parenthood. In 2005 she founded A Jewish Blessing, LLC as a response to the growing number of requests from Jewish families for her help in finding qualified Jewish Egg Donors. Then, with the dream of extending the same level of compassionate care to all families in need, Judy and her long time friend and colleague, Lynn Schineis, RN co-founded A Journey To Blessings, LLC.
Judy’s work is her “labor of love” and she has devoted her entire career to understanding the unique needs of every individual and family and to helping them achieve their dreams. She is deeply grateful to have had the opportunity to touch so many lives in such an extraordinary way. She considers it an honor to be part of your journey to blessings.
Ilan Tabak-Aviram, Ph.D.
Dr. Ilan Tabak-Aviram, a certified clinical psychologist, received his Ph.D. from the psychology department at Bar-Ilan University in Israel. His doctoral thesis focused on online relationships and their influence on psychological well-being. Since 2006 Dr. Tabak-Aviram has been working at the preschool unit of the "Brill" mental health community clinic in Tel-Aviv, while also seeing patients in his private practice. His work includes parental guidance, psychological diagnosis and psychodynamic psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults. In addition Dr. Tabak-Aviram oversees the work of several interns and students while undergoing a certification process to become a supervisor in clinical psychology.
Recently Dr. Tabak-Aviram has been dedicating a substantial part of his work to raising awareness to LGBT family therapy among mental health professionals, leading workshops for intended parents through surrogacy, and writing a column on the subject for "Mako" website. Dr. Tabak-Aviram resides in Tel-Aviv with his partner and their daughter.
סדנאות הכרות עם הסוכנויות והמרפאות
באי הכנס מוזמנים לבחור להשתתף בחמש מצגות כל אחד. המצגות בנות עשרים דקות כל אחת יתקיימו בארבעה חדרים מקבילים במשך כשעתיים, ומיועדות לעזור לכם להכיר באופן ישיר את המרפאות והסוכנויות שמציגות בכנס.