Reproductive Technologies and Family Ties Workshop

October 26, 2021
Centre for Medical Science and Technology Studies, University of Copenhagen

blegdamsvej 3B
Copenhagen 2200

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Czech Academy of Sciences
Lancaster University
University of Ghent
University of Oslo


University of Copenhagen

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This one-day, in-person workshop on October 26th 2021 at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) will address a range of ethical questions to do with the nature of family ties and reproductive technologies.  

The event is organized jointly with Centre for Medical Science and Technology Studies (MeST), the "Future of Family Relationships” Velux-funded project, and in association with the KU master’s course on reproductive tech and family ties.  

Although this workshop is primarily philosophical, scholars from across disciplines are very much encouraged and welcome to attend.  


Teresa Baron (IRLaB Prague) - TBD

Rikke Bentzon (University of Copenhagen) - “Why families shouldn’t be defined by biology"

Giulia Cavaliere (KCL) - “Involuntary childlessness, suffering and equality of resources: An argument for expanding state-funded treatment provision”

Heidi Mertes (Ghent University) - “Why we need new outcome measures in infertility treatment"

Anna Smajdor (University of Oslo) - “What is reproduction, and (how) do reproductive technologies facilitate it?"  

Abstracts/schedule for talks may be found on the workshop webpage: 

Registration We are not planning to hold this event in a hybrid/online format at this time. There are a limited number of spaces for in-person attendance.    

Please e-mail [email protected] to register, only if you intend to attend in person, no later than October 8th, 2021.  

In keeping with venue restrictions/catering considerations, please also let us know if you wish to attend all day or just one/some of the talks.

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October 8, 2021, 11:45pm CET

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