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Designed and delivered by leading legal and health law experts, this comprehensive program will provide you with a concise update of the most current and challenging aspects in fertility law, while still providing a solid overview of the key concepts to those who are new(er) to the area.

Increasingly, lawyers from a variety of practice areas are being asked for legal advice on fertility law issues.

From questions around criminal prohibitions, jurisdictional challenges, parentage claims, deductibility of expenses, questions of consent, non-traditional parenting arrangements, or special issues relating to the LGBT community, the legal issues in this rapidly developing area are both diverse and complex. With the constantly evolving legal landscape, counsel must ensure they are up-to-date and knowledgeable on the latest legal decisions, as well as legislative, jurisdictional and procedural changes.

Topics covered include:

  • Health Canada update: a review of the reimbursement model and what changes can be expected
  • Cross-country fertility law update: what are we seeing in different provinces?
  • Funding and equality issues
  • Hot issues in fertility law: from reciprocity to consent regulations and beyond
  • LGBTQ challenges across the country
  • Ethics and practice tips: what you need to know
  • The future of fertility law: emerging issues

Plus! Don’t miss our Judge’s Panel from across Canada will share their insights and advice. This is always a lively discussion and one not to be missed!



  • Sara Cohen, Fertility Law Canada™ at D2Law LLP
  • Ellen K. Embury, Dunphy Best Blocksom LLP


  • Susan L. Crockin, JD, Crockin Law & Policy Group, PLLC; Scholar, The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law; Adj. professor, Georgetown U. Law Center; Affiliate faculty in residence, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC


  • Amir Attaran, Professor, Faculties of Law and Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Doreen Brown, Green, Glazer, Nadler, Danino
  • Sara Cohen, Fertility Law Canada™ at D2Law LLP Ottawa
  • Dr. Marjorie Dixon, MD, FRCSC, FACOG, REI, CEO & Medical Director of Anova Fertility & Reproductive Health
  • Ellen K. Embury, Dunphy Best Blocksom LLP
  • Andy Inkster, Health Promoter, LGBTQ Parenting Network, Sherbourne Health Centre
  • Lawrence A. Kahn, QC, C.Med., C. Arb., C.Fam.Arb., Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick LLP
  • Jocelyn Léger-Nowlan, Tandem Family Law
  • Errol H. Tenenbaum, Robins Appleby LLP
  • Shawn Winsor, MHSc, PhD(c), Vanier Canada Scholar, Centre for Health Economics and Policy Analysis, McMaster University; Lecturer, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, and Member, Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto



Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 0.5 Category II credits for Optional Primer and 2.75 Category II credits for the workshop towards their maintenance of certification requirement.


Fees include attendance, program materials, continental breakfast, lunch and break refreshments.

Group Discounts

OsgoodePD offers group rates for both on site and webcast formats. Please note these are only available when registering for members of the same organization, at the same time, and payment is made with one invoice.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.

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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Myrsini Zacharakis at mzacharakis@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

February 5, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST
In Person or Webcast

Online Replay
March 9, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST
Register for the Online Replay.


Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$525 plus HST

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Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Family Law Lawyers
  • Fertility Law Practitioners
  • Wills and Estates Lawyers
  • Health Lawyers
  • General Practitioners
  • Immigration Lawyers
  • Fertility Clinic Professionals
  • Clinical Directors

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What past attendees have said:

“The overall program was very pertinent, valuable, informative and useful to my learning curve in my new role.”
Nadine Martin, Clinical Director, Conceptia


“Thank you to all speakers for sharing your experience and knowledge…it’s what made the program so valuable.”

Hotels & Parking

If you require accommodations in downtown Toronto, OsgoodePD has arranged Corporate Rates with several hotels within walking distance of our downtown conference centre.

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