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You’ve seen the sensational headlines. The celebrity couple suing over frozen embryos, donor recipients ‘stealing’ embryos. But what is the reality of embryo freezing. What are your rights and options if you do end up with ‘spare’ embryo’s following IVF treatment.

In this informative webinar I speak with two leading experts on this topic from Louise Johnson and Karin Hammarberg.

Louise is the CEO for the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA), a position which she has held for past ten years, Louise oversees VARTA’s administration of aspects of the Assisted Reproductive Treatment Act 2008 as well as its public education about assisted reproductive treatment, the health and welfare of children born as a result of treatment, and the causes and prevention of infertility. From 1st March 2017, VARTA took over management of the Victorian donor conception registers, providing a “one door in” approach to counselling support and information associated with donor conception and the donor registers.

Louise is also spokesperson for the Your Fertility program which provides advice to people on ways to optimise their fertility. She has an Honours degree in science, postgraduate qualifications in education and management and a Masters in Regulatory Studies.

Karin Hammarberg is Senior Research Officer at the Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA) and Senior Research Fellow at Jean Hailes Research Unit, School of Population Health and Preventative Medicine at Monash University.