Nanotechnology and Biotechnology in Society (NABIS)

Venue: McKormick Place

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 27, 2006 End Date/Time: Mar 30, 2006
Registration Date: Mar 30, 2006
Early Registration Date: Feb 27, 2006
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 20, 2006
Paper Submission Date: Feb 10, 2006
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The Societal Implications of Nano and Bio Technology
The Role of the Scientist in Society

Both nanotechnology and biotechnology are growth industries with vast potential to improve the human condition.  The lines between the two technologies are blurring, yet society has not widely embraced either technology.  Why?

Scientists are in many ways the stewards of society's future.  It is through their research, discoveries, and imagination that we move forward as a society into new medical and technical frontiers.  How will their discoveries guide our development and improve the quality of our lives?

Nanotech and biotech in society will be examined, and the role of scientists - as philosophers, as entrepreneurs, and as the stewards of our future - will be explored.  Scientists from around the world will discuss their research and the societal implications of their work.  The current and future role of nano and bio in different industry sectors will be explored.  And individual companies will discuss how the practical applications of their products will impact society and affect our world.


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