Countdown to Congress: Meet Anita L. Allen, PhD, JD


Countdown to Congress: Meet Anita L. Allen, PhD, JD

ASRM 2023 Scientific Congress & Expo

The Past, The Present, and The Pipeline

New Orleans, Louisiana, October 14-18, 2023

Countdown to Congress

Speaker Spotlight: Anita L. Allen, PhD, JD

We are excited to host Anita L. Allen, PhD, JD, as a plenary lecture speaker at the ASRM 2023 Scientific Congress & Expo. She will be sharing the President’s Guest Plenary Lecture titled From Privacy to Prohibition: Giant Steps in the Wrong Direction on Monday, October 16, 8:30 to 9:15 AM.

For fifty years, American women enjoyed a constitutionally protected right to medically safe abortions. They no longer do. In this perspectives lecture Dr. Anita L. Allen, PhD, JD, will describe four main models of abortion regulation found in legal systems around the world—models of privacy, permission, prohibition and prescription. From ethical, legal and health perspectives, she will explain why the Dobbs decision and the new regulatory landscape it is engendering in the United States are major steps in the wrong direction. Dr. Allen will identify points of view—including her own—on the possibility of constitutional resilience. Can what has been lost be recovered?

Anita L. Allen, PhD, LD, is the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy. A graduate of Harvard Law with a PhD from the University of Michigan in Philosophy, Allen is internationally renowned as an expert on philosophical dimensions of privacy and data protection law, ethics, bioethics, legal philosophy, women’s rights, and diversity in higher education. She was Penn’s Vice Provost for Faculty from 2013-2020. Allen is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Law Institute, the American Philosophical Society and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2018-19 she served as President of the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association. From 2010 to 2017, Allen served on President Obama’s Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. Allen was awarded an honorary doctorate from Tilburg University (Netherlands) in 2019 and from Wooster College in 2021. She was awarded the 2021 Philip L. Quinn Prize for service to philosophy and philosophers by the American Philosophical Association, the 2022 Founder’s Award by the Hastings Center for service to bioethics, and the 2022 Privacy Award of the Berkeley Law and Technology Center for groundbreaking contributions to privacy and data protection law.

A prolific scholar, Allen has published over 120 articles and chapters as well as several books. She has given lectures all over the world, been interviewed widely, and has appeared on television, radio, and in major media. Allen has served on numerous boards, editorial boards, and executive committees. She is a member of the Pennsylvania and New York bars and formerly taught at Georgetown Law and the University of Pittsburgh Law, after practicing briefly at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and teaching philosophy at Carnegie-Mellon University. At Penn, Allen is a faculty affiliate of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law, the Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition, and the Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences.

Join the 2023 ASRM President’s Gala

The 2023 ASRM President’s Gala, benefitting the ASRM Research Institute, promises an enchanting experience from start to finish. It begins with a cocktail reception, where you’ll connect with peers. The evening will feature dinner and dancing with music from Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers. The ASRM awards presentation, honoring the exceptional contributions of individuals who have made a lasting impact in reproductive medicine, will leave you motivated and inspired by their stories of dedication and success. Afterward, you can bid at the live fundraising auction in support of the continued growth and groundbreaking research of the ASRM Research Institute. Your participation will directly contribute to advancing the frontiers of reproductive medicine.

Since its inception in 2018, the ASRM Research Institute has proudly awarded over $3 million in research grants, fueling innovation and breakthroughs that have the power to transform lives. Now, we invite you to be a catalyst for the next generation of discoveries in reproductive medicine by attending this year’s President’s Gala.

We look forward to welcoming you to the President’s Gala. Take advantage of this incredible opportunity to be part of a movement that is shaping the future of reproductive medicine. Click here to register for the President’s Gala.

Sunday, October 15, 2023
6:00 PM Reception
7:00 PM Dinner and Auction
Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA
Cocktails | Dinner | Auction | ASRM Awards | Zydeco Band
Black tie optional.

Thank you to our sponsors:
US Fertility & Ovation Fertility
Premier Sponsor: Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Camp ASRM Returns!

Calling all parents attending ASRM 2023 in New Orleans! Introducing Camp ASRM—a childcare service offered from October 15-18 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. This year we are offering both full and half-day sessions for children 6 months to 12 years to ensure your children are cared for while you participate in the ASRM 2023 Scientific Congress & Expo.

Camp ASRM is packed with age-appropriate themes, arts and crafts, group games, music and movement, board games, story time, dramatic play, and so much more. We’ve got activities that cater to all interests, ensuring that every child has a fantastic time.

Our dedicated team is committed to creating a comfortable, safe, and happy environment for your little ones. We maintain high staff-to-child ratios to ensure that every child receives personalized attention and feels extra special (1:2 for ages 6-11 months, 1:3 for ages 1-2 years, 1:5 for ages 3-5 years, and 1:7 for ages 6-12 years). Rest assured, our experienced and enthusiastic team members are selected with care. Snacks, lunch, and water will be provided.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to give your children a fun-filled experience while you attend ASRM 2023. Registration is open for full and half-day sessions, so choose the option that suits your schedule best. Spaces are limited, so make sure to secure your child’s spot at Camp ASRM today!

Sunday, October 15 – Tuesday, October 17:
Full day, 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, $180
Half day, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM, $95

Wednesday, October 18:
7:00 AM to 1:00 PM, $100



ASRM & CADE Foundation Social Media Summit

Sunday, October 15, 2023, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

ASRM and the CADE Foundation are joining forces to host the Social Media Summit at the ASRM Scientific Congress & Expo. Network with your colleagues, listen to presentations from reproductive medicine social media gurus, and dig deeper into the different aspects of social media with our panelists in special breakout group sessions. Please note that there is no on-site registration for this event. Add the Social Media Summit to your ASRM 2023 Scientific Congress & Expo registration. Early bird pricing is $25, and late registration is $50.

ASRM Introduces KEEPR: Knowledge through Engagement & Education Program for Residents

Are you a resident interested in advancing your career through skill-building and networking?

ASRM’s dedication to resident education continues! Attend KEEPR, a dynamic program exclusively for residents, emphasizing engagement and discussion around a multitude of complex topics relevant for residents preparing for a career in reproductive health and medicine. KEEPR is open to any resident attending the ASRM Scientific Congress. Click here to learn more about KEEPR.