INVITATION TO MOLBIO ETHICS MEETING

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			CONFERENCE INVITATION:

          THE ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS OF HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH
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George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia

September 29, 1993

This program is aimed at and will interest biomedical researchers;
health-care providers; faculty and students in schools of medicine,
nursing, law, social ethics, politics, public policy, and ethics of
religion; pharmaceutical industry members; health insurers; consumers; and
others interested in key dimensions of the emerging genomic era.  The
symposia will allow attendees, through plenary lectures and interactive
breakout sessions, to explore and discuss the implications and impact that
modern genomic research will have on health care and the community.

Presenters will speak on the issues raised by the expected increase in
pre-symptomatic diagnoses and genomic profiles, the public's access to new
diagnostics and therapeutics, medical options and dilemmas for health-care
providers and insurers, and legal concerns.  Smaller group sessions will
focus on specific critical questions raised in plenary talks and allow
participants to express their personal concerns and expertise on sensitive
issues.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
The conference setting will be Student Union II Building on the campus of
George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.  Registration will begin 7:30
a.m. on September 29.  Lunch will be served.

8:00 a.m.-  9:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.-  9:15 a.m.
Introductions
Charlene Y. Douglas, Ph.D.
College of Nursing and Health Science, Center for Health Policy
George Mason University
Fairfax, Virginia

Leslie A. Platt, J.D. 
Director, Department of Research Policy and Ethics
and Executive Vice President, Chief Operating 
Officer , and General Counsel
The Institute for Genomic Research
Gaithersburg, Maryland

9:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Critical Ethical Issues:  An Overview
David J. Galas, Ph.D.
Vice President, Research and Development
Darwin Molecular Corp.
Kirkland, Washington
(Immediate Past Director of the Human Genome 
Research Program and former Associate Director 
for Health and Environmental  Research, 
United States Department of Energy)

10:00 a.m.-10:25 a.m.
Social Issues and Impacts
John W. Diggs, Ph.D.
Vice President for Biomedical Research
Association of American Medical Colleges
Washington, D.C.

10:25 a.m.-10:35 a.m.
QUESTIONS

10:35 a.m.-10:50 a.m.
BREAK

10:50 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Affirming the Individual's Control:
Informed Consent and Related Issues
Dr. Gladys White
Bioethicist
Consultant to United States Department of Health and
Human Services

11:15 a.m.-11:40 a.m.
Biomedical Ethical Issues: A Physician's Perspective
Paul R. Billings, M.D., Ph.D.
Acting Chief, Division of General Internal Medicine
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
San Jose Satellite Outpatient Clinic
Palo Alto, California

11:40 a.m.-12 Noon
QUESTIONS  

12 Noon-  1:00 p.m.
LUNCH  

1:00 p.m.-   1:45 p.m.
The Ethical Framework
Terrence Ackerman, Ph.D.
Professor and Chairman
Department of Human Values and Ethics
College of Medicine
University of  Tennessee, Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee

1:45 p.m.-  2:00 p.m.
QUESTIONS

2:00 p.m.-  2:15 p.m.
BREAK

2:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions:

Biomedical Issues
Jack McConnell, M.D.
Director, Volunteers in Medicine Clinic
Hilton Head, South Carolina

Social Implications
John W. Diggs, Ph.D. (AAMC)

Owen White, Ph.D.
Comparative Genomics Lab
The Institute for Genomic Research

Genetic Screening, Privacy & Insurability
Priscilla M. Regan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Public Affairs
George Mason University

DNA in the Legal System
Margaret S. Swain, L.L.B., Ph.D.
Macera & Jarzyna
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Grover G. Hankins, J.D.
Professor
Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Texas Southern University
Houston, Texas  

4:15 p.m.-  5:00 p.m.
Report on Breakout Sessions and Closing Remarks

5:00 p.m.
Adjournment

REGISTRATION
Before Sept. 15
Regular Registration - $125
College/University Faculty - $50
College/University Students - $15

After Sept. 15
Regular Registration - $175
College/University Faculty - $100
College/University Students - $25

Costs include conference materials and lunch.  Registration may be canceled
in writing to Dr. Hazel W. Johnson-Brown, George Mason University, Center
for Health Policy, College of Nursing and Health Science, Fairfax, VA
22030.  Cancellations received on or before September 15, 1993, will be
refunded less $10.00 for processing costs.  There will be no refunds after
September 15.

CONTACT HOURS/CEUS
Seven (7) CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be  awarded with proof of
attendance at this conference.  This is an estimate of total CEUs which
will be confirmed prior to the conference.

FURTHER INFORMATION
Additional information or materials may be obtained by contacting Ms. Geri
Dolan, George Mason University, Center for Health Policy, College of
Nursing and Health Science, Fairfax, VA 22030 at (703) 993-1900 or (703)
993-1943 Fax.



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