MHB 2020 Parenting options for European Gay Men Virtual Conference & Expo

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November 7-8, 2020

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Two half-day interactive virtual parenting program
20+ 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 Brussels conference goes virtual with the advanced REMO platform, offering specific and timely parenting advice for European gay men!

MHB is once again teaming up with several European partners 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 our July Midwestern Surrogacy Options virtual event, and received rave reviews from both attendees and exhibitors. While a virtual event has limitations, it would nevertheless make it much easier for intended parents from further parts of the continent to join us this time.

The program includes interactive sessions with medical, legal and financial experts as well as practical advice specifically suitable for European gay men, and even sessions with country-specific information. 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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November 7-8, 2020
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This event will take place via Remo Virtual Events technology.
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€20 per person (discount available to members of MHB, APGL, Homoparentalités, Meer dan Gewenst, VFLLD and SGD).

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

Agenda in brief

(All times are CET)

Saturday, November 7:

  • 17:00-17:25: Overview of surrogacy destinations and considerations on how to evaluate them
  • 17:25-17:45: Overview of surrogacy in Canada
  • 17:45 - 18:15: Getting started guide: Surrogacy resources and financial assistance (EN, FR, NL, DE)
  • 18:15-19:30: Expert panel: Insurance & Budgeting issues for non-USA residents (sponsored by ART Risk)
  • 19:30 - 20:30: Country-specific expert panels: Local and North American legal experts and peer advice on surrogacy for French (FR), Dutch (NL), Germans (DE) and prospective parents from the rest of Europe (EN)

Sunday, November 8:

  • 17:00 - 18:00: Expert panel: Medical aspects of surrogacy, and European treatment options (sponsored by New England Fertility)
  • 18:00-18:30: Q&A session: The Gay Parenting Assistance Program (GPAP) and the Membership Benefits Program (MBP) 
  • 18:30-21:30: Virtual expo (+ optional private online consults)
  • 18:30-20:15: Meet the Provider breakout sessions: 6 sessions of 15 minutes each, in 3 parallel virtual rooms

Additional information…

  • Please note that the conference will be mostly in English, with some sessions in (or translated to) French, German and Dutch.
  • 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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