Expert sessions on Exit requirements for Nepal & Mexico have been added to the conference program (Sunday)
A limited number of one day passes may be available two weeks prior. Check http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/2015-australian-surrogacy-conference-tickets-15737658761
Growing Generations have been a long time supporter of our conferences, and this year they are our headline Platinum sponsor. Without their support, we would not be able to bring you such a diverse program.
We welcome an Australian IVF provider - City Fertility Centre - as a Gold conference sponsor.
We are hosting five sessions run by Australian surrogates, as well as many expert panels which will take a close look at the latest developments in surrogacy in the US, Australia, Mexico, Nepal, Greece & Eastern Europe.
Sixteen international experts, fourteen Australian experts, twelve Australian parents, eight Aussie surrogates and three young Aussies born through surrogacy will make this a weekend not to miss.
For full details, go to www.familiesthrusurrogacy.com/au.
Past feedback shows that over the conference weekend, some consumers like the chance to engage one-on-one with professionals and parents. As such, you are able to contact each of the following via email to book a meeting time over the conference weekend
Without members, our organisation is unable to have its voice heard.
To assist us advocate for surrogacy reform, and to access full site functionality, including the latest research, statistics on international clinics, how-to guides to surrogacy, blogs and videos, you need to be a member - $70 single, $80 per couple annually, payable by credit card.
Current Australian Medicare policy forbids Medicare rebates for IVF use for Surrogacy. This is a great discrimination for couples whose only option to create a family is through surrogacy. With general out of pocket IVF costs for non-surrogacy purposes now being around $1,500 - people wanting to do an IVF cycle for surrogacy purposes are forced to pay on average $12,000 - $18,000.
Surrogacy Australia is currenly lobbying for Medicare reform that ensures no discrimination for couples who need to access IVF for surrogacy purposes. We are urguing the public to find your local federal MP, arrange a meeting with them and voice your concerns about the Medicare laws. The point of the meeting with your local MP is to get them to write to Federal Health Minister Hon Peter Dutton about the need to change the unfair Medicare laws. Ask your friends, your family etc to get involved. Hopefully with your help, we all can make a change.
You can also join the facebook revolution here. Thank you to Tereasa Trevor for your tireless work. Please see Tereasa's informative poster below.
Read personal stories of how Medicare inequality affects the public at the Medicareless blog here