TESTING GENES, PROFILING DNA:GLOBAL GOVERNANCE OF GENOMICS - HOPES, DUTIES AND SECURITY (Testing Genes, profi)

Venue: Mendel Museum, Brno

Location: Brno, Czech Republic, Czech Republic

Event Date/Time: Oct 31, 2007 End Date/Time: Nov 03, 2007
Registration Date: Sep 30, 2007
Early Registration Date: Sep 01, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 31, 2007
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Description

In times of transnational collaboration of scientists and researchers, of genetic tests offered on the internet, and of “genetic tourism” having become a common phenomenon, the governance of genetics and genomics is no longer an exclusive realm of national regulation. It is impossible to govern society from a single centre or by means of a single privileged governance mechanism.
Along two main topical lines (DNA databanks and genetic testing), this conference will address the question of what different shapes global genomic governance takes, which actors are involved, and how individuals and populations are governed through genomic science and technologies. Practices and sorts of knowledge in the global field of genomics create new infrastructures, foster the emergence of large networks. It is arguable that they alter the identities of people. Special attention will be devoted to ethical, legal, and social implications of new patterns of governing genomics in a global context. The conference will bring together experts from the social and the life science, as well as practitioners and policy makers.

CALL FOR PAPERS
The conference aims to explore newly arising challenges and opportunities for the governance of genetics and genomics in the context of globalization. Particularly, we encourage abstract submissions

a)

discussing governance aspects of DNA databases (both medical and forensic, especially those which explore issues related to potential overlaps between medical and forensic/security uses);
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re-evaluating the ethical, social, and legal dimensions of genetic testing in the context of globalization (transnational flows in knowledge production, standardization, and the development of diagnostic and therapeutic measures; including “genetic tourism”).
If you wish to participate, please send a brief (200-400 words) abstract to anna.durnova@univie.ac.at by 31 August 2007.
Notification of acceptance of abstracts will be sent by 15th September 2007.
Registration fees are €30 for participants from ASO countries (Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina), and €150 for members from all other countries.

The registration for the conference starts by 1st September 2007 at www.univie.ac.at/LSG

Venue

Mendlovo Namesti
Brno
Czech Republic
Czech Republic
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Additional Information

conference is organized by Life-Science Governance Research Platform at the university of Vienna (AT), Masaryk University in Brno (CZ), Central European University in Budapest (HU) Ben Gurion University of the Negev (IL) & Griffith University, Nathan, Australia For all information concerning the conference venue and the program, please contact Michaela Vanharova at mvanhar@med.muni.cz