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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
  • 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
  • Dr. Marjorie Dixon, MD, FRCSC, FACOG, REI, CEO & Medical Director of Anova Fertility & Reproductive Health
  • Ellen K. Embury, Dunphy Best Blocksom LLP
  • Michelle Flowerday, Flowerday Law
  • Anthony Housefather, MP (Mount Royal, QC), House of Commons, Parliament of Canada
  • Lawrence A. Kahn, QC, C.Med., C. Arb., C.Fam.Arb., Kahn Zack Ehrlich Lithwick LLP
  • Marc P. Kemerer, Devry Smith Frank LLP
  • Dr. Art Leader, Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • 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.

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After your purchase is complete, the course will appear in the Order History of your OsgoodePD account with a link to "Take Online Course". Once you click "Take Online Course" you will be forwarded to the Moodle page with the materials link. The program video link with be unlocked on the day of the program. You will have access to the video for 60 days.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the 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, Substitutions and Refunds

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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Date Recorded

February 5, 2018

Program Details

Date & Time

March 9, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST.


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Fee per Delegate

$525 plus HST

Registration for this program is now closed

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.”

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