Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Conference Programme

The programme for the "Genetics and Justice" Conference is now finalized (below). The programme is comprised of speakers from different disciplines (e.g. philosophy, medicine, law, sociology) and covers a diverse range of ethical, social and legal issues including gene therapy for CF, pharmacogenetics, biobanks, gene patents, enhancement and more!

Genetics and Justice Conference
July 2nd and 3rd
Oxford University
Lecture Theatre, Manor Road Building

Monday, July 2nd
10:00am – 10:25 Registration
Tea and Coffee will be available in the Common Room

10:25 Welcome and Opening Remarks: Colin Farrelly

10:30 – 12:30pm Session 1 Chair: Matthew Liao
Dan Brock (Department of Social Medicine, Harvard), 'Is Selection of Children Wrong?'
Tom Baldwin (Former Deputy Chair of the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority/Philosophy, York), 'PGD and the Welfare of the Child'

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch, Common Room

1:30 – 3:30 Session 2 Chair: Mark Sheehan
Richard Gold (Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy, McGill), 'Myriad Genetics: A Case Study'
Deborah Gill (GeneMedicine, Oxford,), 'Gene Therapy for Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease - Who Gets Treated?'

3:30 – 4:30 Wine Reception, Common Room

4:30 – 6:30 Session 3 Chair: Rebecca Roach
Colin Farrelly (Politics, Oxford/Waterloo), 'Genetic Justice: Where to Begin?'
Aubrey de Grey (Biogerontology, Cambridge), 'The Duty to Combat Aging'

Tuesday, July 3rd
10:00am – 10:30 Registration
Tea and Coffee will be available in the Common Room

10:30 – 12:30 Session 4 Chair: Nick Bostrom
Adam Hedgecoe (Sociology, Sussex), 'Justice and Pharmacogenetics: the Example of Herceptin'
Jane Kaye (Ethox, Oxford), 'Biobanks and Benefit Sharing'

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch, Common Room

1:30 – 3:30 Session 5 Chair: Nicholas Shackel
Ruth Chadwick (Director of the Center for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics, Cardiff University), 'The HUGO Principles of Genetic Research: What Has Changed Since 1996?'
Michael Parker (Director of Ethox Centre, Oxford), 'The Ethnography of a Global Malaria Genomics Consortium'

3:30 – 4:00 Tea and Coffee Break, Common Room

4:00 – 6:00pm Session 6 Chair: Colin Farrelly
Julian Savulescu (Director of the Program on Ethics of the New Biosciences, Oxford), 'The Case of Performance Enhancement in Sport'
Rebecca Bennett (Bioethics, Manchester), 'The Principle of Procreative Beneficence: A Critique'