Get clear on policy development issues around implementation of biomedical science into health with international guest speakers
Møller Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge
- Prof Bartha Knoppers, Director, Centre of Genomics and Policy, McGill University
- Dr Eric Meslin, President and CEO, Council of Canadian Academies
Supported by speakers from the University of Cambridge Centre for Law, Medicine and Policy and the Department of History and Philosophy of Science.
The pace of scientific innovation in and around the life sciences has never been faster but, as highlighted by the current House of Commons Science & Technology Committee's inquiry on genomics and genome editing, the implications of many of these innovations pose significant ethical, legal and social questions for policy-makers.
Whether your professional activity lies in business, law, academia or policy making - if you want to explore what effective policy for biomedical science implementation needs to consider, this event is for you.
Prof Bartha Knoppers
Director, Centre of Genomics and Policy, McGill University
Visiting Scholar, Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences, University of Cambridge
Bartha holds the Canada Research Chair in Law and Medicine. In 2003, she founded the International Population Project in Genomics and Society (P3G) and CARTaGENE Quebec's population biobank. She holds four honorary degrees, is Fellow of the American Association of Health Sciences (CAHS) and Officer of the Order of Canada and Quebec. Bartha has previously been named the 'Champion of Genetics' by the Canadian Gene Cure Foundation and twice awarded the 'Prix Montreal In Vivo: Secteur des sciences de la vie et des technologies de la santé'.
Dr Eric Meslin
President and CEO, Council of Canadian Academies
Visiting Scholar, Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge
Eric has more than 25 years of experience in science policy in both university and government settings, including as advisor to the WHO and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. He was Founding Director of the Indiana University Centre for Bioethics, where he was also Associate Dean for Bioethics and Professor of Medicine, of Medical and Molecular Genetics, of Bioethics and Law, of Public Health, and of Philosophy. Eric has more than 150 published articles and book chapters on various topic in bioethics and science policy, and in 2015 was appointed Vice-Chair of the UK Biobank Ethics and Governance Council.
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