2019 Monthly Seminars

5 February 2019

Dr Evie Kendal (Deakin University): ‘ 'Future Proofing Consent for Novel Reproductive Biotechnologies’

Ms Hilary Bowman-Smart (Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital): ‘Women’s Experiences and Attitudes towards Non-invasive Prenatal Testing’

4 March 2019

Associate Professor Neera Bhatia: ‘Is an opt out system of organ donation the way to increase donation rates in Australia?'

Dr Julian Koplin: 'The Ethics of Organ Selling and the Moral Limits of the Market'

9 April 2019

Dr Danya Vears: 'Challenges with informed consent in clinical genomic sequencing'

9 May 2019

Mr Bill Madden: 'Recent issues with health advice by unregistered persons and/or fraudulent practitioners'

4 June 2019

Associate Professor Megan Munsie: ‘Modelling early Human Development in the Lab: Time to Reflect on Regulations’

Dr Christopher Gyngell:Moratoriums, Medical Necessity, and Heritable Changes: Puzzles in the regulation of human gene editing’

6 August 2019

Sarah Jefford (Surrogacy Lawyer and Surrogate): 'Surrogacy as Motherhood: The Inalienable Right to Choose'

Judy Chambers (Clinical Ethicist, Western Health Clinical Ethics Committee): 'Given the risks, is Altruistic Surrogacy an ethically acceptable practice?'

Professor John Tobin (Melbourne Law School): 'Regulating Surrogacy: What’s the rights approach?’

3 September 2019

Associate Professor Fiona McDonald (Queensland University of Technology) and Dr Stephen Duckett (Grattan Institute): 'Does s 51 (xxiiia) of the Australian Constitution limit politically feasible health policy options today?'

8 October 2019

Professor Agnes Bankier (Chair of RCH Human Research Ethics Committee): 'What guides ethical review of human research'

Laura Hartmann (Senior Legal Counsel, RCH): 'The role of hospital legal counsel'

12 November 2019

Ms Georgina Dimopoulos (PhD candidate and Teaching Fellow at Melbourne Law School): 'The "greatest advancement in transgender rights" for Australian children and young people? Re-reading the judgment of the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia in Re Kelvin from a children's rights perspective'

Dr Lauren Notini (Research Fellow Melbourne Law School and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute): 'Choosing between “the lesser of two evils”? Clinicians' practices, views and decision making regarding puberty suppression for non-binary young people'

3 December 2019

Ms Louise Johnson (CEO of the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority): ‘Right to know legislation – impact on donor-conceived people, parents and donors two years on’

Associate Professor Michelle Taylor-Sands (Melbourne Law School) and Ms Hilary Bowman-Smart (PhD candidate, MCRI): ‘Non-invasive prenatal testing for adult-onset conditions: ethical and regulatory issues’