BEYOND CLONING: Protecting Humanity from Species-Altering Procedures

Venue: Conference Auditorium, George Sherman Union

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 21, 2001 End Date/Time: Sep 22, 2001
Early Registration Date: Aug 01, 2001
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onference Auditorium, George Sherman Union, Boston University
Sponsored by: Boston University School of Public Health, Health Law Department

This conference addresses the need for policies to prevent the alteration of the human species through genetic engineering. It will discuss where lines should be drawn, lessons learned from existing policies and procedures, new national and international approaches and mechanisms for proscribing species-altering procedures, and more.

Friday, Sept. 21, 1:00-7:00 pm:
· Where should we draw the lines?
Saturday, Sept. 22, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm:
· Existing national and international laws, regulations and accords: what works and what doesn't?
· Current controversies
· Lessons from the environmental, human rights and other movements
· strategies for action

This conference should be attended by health and human rights advocates, scientists, physicians, policy makers, legislators, public health professionals, environmentalists, reproductive health specialists, philosophers, bioethicists, journalists and concerned citizens.

Speakers (partial list):
Lori Andrews, Chicago-Kent School of Law
George Annas, Chair, Health Law Department, Boston University School of Public Health Patricia Baird, University of British Columbia
Brent Blackwelder, President, Friends of the Earth
Michael Grodin, Boston University and Global Lawyers and Physicians
Debra Harry, Indigenous People's Council on Biocolonialism
Richard Hayes, Exploratory Initiative on the New Human Genetic Technologies
Rosario Isasi, Global Lawyers and Physicians (Peru)
Eric Juengst, Cleveland- Case Western Reserve University;
Stephen Marks, FXB Center, Harvard School of Public Health
Max Mehlman, Case-Western Reserve
Stuart Newman, Cell Biology and Anatomy, New York Medical College
Judy Norsigian, Boston Women's Health Book Collective
Evelyn Schuster, University of Pennsylvania
Susannah Sirkin, Physicians for Human Rights
Allyn Taylor, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health


Additional Information

Early Registration: $140. For further information on program, registration and lodging, go to: