Exploring the Future of Reproductionby Fanny Vaucher

Press Release: Exploring the Future of Reproduction – Panel Discussion

San Francisco, CA – As technology marches on and prospective parents have endless options for procreation, what are the medical and ethical ramifications for individuals, for families, and for society?

Join swissnex San Francisco in collaboration with the UCSF Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences and an esteemed panel of experts to discuss and discover the technology, science, and bioethical issues for the future of reproduction.

Panelists are Dr. Elena Gates, Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF, expert in medical ethics, and practicing obstetrician-gynecologist; Dr. Paolo Rinaudo, a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and fertility at the UCSF Center for Reproductive Health who conducts research on pre-implantation embryo development and the long-term consequences of in vitro culture; and Nolwenn Bühler, a University of Zurich anthropologist specialized in gender and science and technology studies, currently a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley.

Moderator Kirsten Sanford (“Dr. Kiki”), one of the top science media personalities in the nation, will lead the discussion touching on subjects including genetic selection, in vitro fertilization, transformed family structures, and the financial, medical, and psychological aspects of new reproductive opportunities.

When: May 1, 2014 – 6pm
Where: UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, Byers Hall
Cost: $15, free for students with valid ID
How: Register at swissnexsf.org/reproduction

About swissnex San Francisco

swissnex San Francisco is a platform for the exchange of knowledge and ideas in science, education, art, and innovation. We highlight the best of Swiss and North American ingenuity and create opportunities for networking among our diverse group of professional contacts in the San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, and beyond. swissnex San Francisco is a public-private venture and an initiative of Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI), managed in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Affairs as an annex of the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco.

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Megan Williams
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swissnex San Francisco
t: (415) 912 5901 x110

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