MHB Tel Aviv Virtual Conference 2020

MHB 2020 Surrogacy Options for Israeli Gay Men: Virtual Conference & Expo

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December 2-3, 2020

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Two half-day interactive virtual parenting program
American and Canadian Gay Parenting Services Exhibitors
Twenty "meet the sponsor" breakout sessions
Panel on insurance and budgeting
Consultations available with clinics and agencies
Medical, psychological, and legal experts
Unbiased information & resources focused on surrogacy solutions

MHB's 2020 Tel Aviv conference goes virtual with the advanced REMO platform, offering specific and timely parenting advice for Israeli gay men!

Men Having Babies is once again teaming up with the Israeli Gay Fathers' Association, and The Aguda, Israel's LGBT Task Force, to offer unbiased advice on surrogacy in the USA and Canada, in-depth medical and budgeting advice, and an opportunity to get to know, evaluate and connect with a wide range of surrogacy agencies, IVF clinics, law firms and other providers.

Since public health concerns prevent us from holding an in-person event this year, we will instead offer an elaborate virtual conference and expo utilizing the specialized REMO platform that allows for general presentations, breakout sessions, expo “tables” and effective interaction. MHB has already used this platform at both our Midwestern and European conferences, and received rave reviews from both attendees and exhibitors. While a virtual event has limitations, it would nevertheless make it much easier for Hebrew-speaking intended parents from further parts of the world to join us this time.

The program includes interactive sessions with medical, legal and financial experts as well as practical advice specifically suitable for Israeli gay men. Furthermore, we will offer guidance on taking advantage of MHB's expanding online resources, monthly workshops and support groups for our members, and new opportunities for significant savings on the costs associated with the surrogacy process.
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December 2-3, 2020
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This event will take place via Remo Virtual Events technology.
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50 per person.

Note: the REMO platform has limited capacity so we strongly encourage advance registration, as we are likely to be sold out.

Agenda in brief

(Click here for more details, handouts, translation and technology guide)

Wednesday, December 2:

  • 17:00-18:30: Overview of surrogacy destinations & and considerations on how to evaluate them, and a comparison of surrogacy options in the U.S. and Canada
  • 18:30 - 19:00: Getting started guide: Surrogacy resources and financial assistance (EN)
  • 19:00-19:30: Q&A session: The Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP) and the Membership Benefits Program (MBP) 
  • 19:30-20:30: Expert panel: Insurance & Budgeting issues for U.S. and Canadian surrogacy (sponsored by ART Risk Financial & Insurance Solutions)
  • 20:30-21:15: Legal considerations: Establishing parentage and bringing the baby back to Israel

Thursday, December 3:

  • 17:00-17:45: Virtual expo
  • 17:45-18:45: Expert panel: Medical aspects of surrogacy, and Israeli treatment options
  • 18:50-20:50: Meet the Provider breakout sessions 
  • 20:50-21:30: Virtual expo

Additional information…

  • Please note that the conference will be in both Hebrew and English with simultaneous translation between the two. We thank San Diego Fertility Center for underwriting some of the cost associated with this service!
  • Attendance in this event will satisfy the conferences requirement for GPAP Stage II application eligibility.
  • Attendees can also book online private consultations with the clinics and agencies.
Note: while the event is organized by gay parenting organizations, non-gay prospective parents are welcome and will no doubt highly benefit from it as well.



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