SAVE THE DATES: September 21-22, 2001

Protecting Humanity from
Species-Altering Experiments

September 21-22, 2001

Boston University
Conference Auditorium, George Sherman Union.

Sponsored by

 Health Law Department, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston,
Massachusetts, U.S.A

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, and
new national and international approaches and mechanisms for proscribing
species-altering experiments.

Confirmed 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 and former
Chair, Canadian Royal Commission on New Reproductive Technologies; Michael
Grodin, Boston University and Global Lawyers and Physicians; Richard Hayes,
Exploratory Initiative on the New Human Genetic Technologies; Rosario Isasi,
Global Lawyers and Physicians (Peru); Eric Juengst, Cleveland- Case Western
Reserve University; Steven Mark, FXB Center, Harvard School of Public
Health; Stuart Newman, Cell Biology and Anatomy, New York Medical College.

Preliminary Agenda: Friday, Sept. 21, 1:00-5:50 pm:  * Where should we draw
the lines? Saturday, Sept. 22, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm: * Existing national and
international laws, regulations and accords: what works and what doesn't?  *
Lessons from the environmental, human rights and other movements; *
strategies for action.

For further information, contact Evelyne Shuster, Conference Director, at
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