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A.R.T. History 101

Level: Intermediate
Runtime: 92 minutes
Recorded Date: January 28, 2020
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  • Adoption vs. Procreation
  • Sperm Donor Statutes and Traditional Surrogacy
  • Embryo Disposition
  • Egg and Embryo Donation
  • Gestational Surrogacy
Runtime: 1 hour, 32 minutes
Recorded: January 28, 2020
For NY - Difficulty Level: Both newly admitted and experienced attorneys


Assisted reproductive technologies (ART) is a nuanced field full of dynamic changes. This program will review the significant history of ART and surrogacy from both the legal and medical fields. The panelists, Steven H. Snyder, an ART attorney, and Dr. Said Daneshmand, a fertility doctor, will explore how the advancements in each field interface with one another. Participants will learn how ART's evolving history has shaped the current practice of law in areas such as designation of parentage and ownership rights in genetic material.

This program was recorded on January 28th, 2020.

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American Bar Association
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Said Daneshmand, M.D.

Fertility Doctor
San Diego Fertility Center

Dr. Said Daneshmand has expertise in complex IVF cases, and his research and publications have featured work on endometrial receptivity as a way to maximize the probability of success during IVF. Selected by his physician peers as a San Diego Magazine Top Doctor in 2019, he is internationally recognized for his expertise in egg donation and surrogacy and is one of the main providers of third-party care in the U.S., with patients traveling from more than 40 countries in 2019 alone.

Dr. Daneshmand, who is double-board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, is known for developing and implementing cutting-edge technologies — including NGS (next generation sequencing), the latest and most precise technique for assessing embryonic genetic health.

Dr. Daneshmand has received numerous honors including the Eileen Pike Medical School Valedictorian Award, the PCRS Fellowship and Practicing Physician Research Award, as well as the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s STAR Award, which he won in 2017, 2018 and 2019, awarded to those select researchers who have presented and published ongoing research for 10+ years.

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Steven H. Snyder

Steven H. Snyder & Associates

Steven H. Snyder, is nationally known for his work helping families with assisted reproduction law. He is the past chair of the American Bar Association's Assisted Reproductive Technology Committee, Family Law Section. This allows him the opportunity to work together with colleagues across the country and the world to shape policy concerning assisted reproduction laws.

Steve has taught numerous reproductive law continuing legal education classes to fellow Minnesota attorneys, as well as to lawyers from across the globe. Many attorneys refer assisted reproductive law cases to him because of his extensive knowledge in the field. Steve has been recognized as a Super Lawyer, and he is also AV Rated (which means judges and fellow attorneys have noted him as having the highest degree of legal ability and ethical standards).

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