Gatekeepers' Dilemma and Ethics and Law Summit 2023

February 24th, 2023 - 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM EST

Location: Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto


Gatekeepers' Dilemma is schedule for the morning session. The theme of this meeting will be, You’ve seen Driverless Cars. Are you prepared for Doctorless IVF? A day with AI and ART.  

Ethics and Law Summit will follow after the lunch break. The theme of this summit will be, Yes! Artificial Intelligence is here. Legal and Ethical Considerations and Implications.


Click here to view the Scientific Program


Registration Information:

  • Early Bird Registration opens from December 8th, 2022 - January 22nd, 2023. Register early to benefit from the discounted rates! 
  • Regular Registration opens from January 23rd, 2023 - February 19th, 2023.
  • All sales for this event are final and no refunds will be issued.
  • Registration is required for all participants. You must log in to purchase the tickets according to your title (with the exception of non-member tickets). We accept credit cards only.
  • Registration to this event qualifies you for a Certificate of Attendance worth 4 Continuing Professional Development Credits. 


Click here to register for the Gatekeepers' Dilemma and Law and Ethics Summit 2023


Accreditation statement:

The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians. This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and has been approved by UBC CPD for up to 7 MOC Section 1 Group Learning credits. Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity.


Speaker Information:

Dr. Michael Fanton
Michael Fanton is a Senior Data Scientist at Alife Health, working on artificial intelligence tools for clinical decision support during IVF. He received his BS from UC San Diego and MS and PhD from Stanford University, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University.

Prof. Glenn Cohen
Deputy Dean and James A. Attwood and Leslie Williams Professor of Law, Harvard Law School Faculty Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology & Bioethics Prof. Cohen is one of the world's leading experts on the intersection of bioethics and the law, as well as health law. For the public he created the free online Harvard X class Bioethics: The Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies and Genetics, taken by more than 100,000 students.
Dr. Alejandro Chavez-Badiola
ObGyn and Fertility Specialist, Founder of New Hope Fertility Mexico, Co- Founder of Conceivable Life Sciences, and Founder of IVF 2.0. Alejandro is dedicated to bringing a new generation of technologies to the bench-side, focusing on the intersection of Reproductive Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and Automation.
Ms. Valentine Goddard
Valentine Goddard is a United Nations expert in AI Policy and Governance, a lawyer, certified mediator and an inter-art professional. Ms. Goddard is the founder and executive director of AI Impact Alliance, an independent non-profit organisation whose mission is to facilitate a responsible implementation of AI, and accelerate the achievement of the 17 UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. AI Impact Alliance is a founding organisational member of the International Observatory on the Ethical and Social Impact of AI (OBVIA) and of the Responsible AI Consortium. She is the lead architect of the AI on a Social Mission Conference, a respected international conference on the ethical and social implications of AI, and the Art Impact AI programs which position the arts’ critical role in the future of AI and democracy.
Prof. Vanessa Gruben
Vanessa Gruben B.Sc.H (Queen’s), LL.B. (Ottawa), LL.M. (Columbia) is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Common Law and a member of the Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics. Her research and writing focuses on various topics in health law and ethics including the regulation of assisted reproduction and the regulation of health professionals. Professor Gruben teaches courses on Health Law, Family Law and Reproductive Health Law and Policy. Professor Gruben is co-editor of the 5th edition of Canadian Health Law and Policy, Canada’s leading health law text. Her most recent book is Surrogacy in Canada: Critical Perspectives in Law and Policy. Professor Gruben’s research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canadian Institute of Health Research, Canadian Blood Services and the Law Foundation of Ontario.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions, please contact or call the CFAS Office at 514-300-1333.