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Center for Ethics, Law, Policy and the Life Sciences (CELLS) Launch Conference

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
8:45 am - 6:15 pm
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Hopkins Bloomberg Center
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

CELLS Launch Conference

May 21, 2024
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Center, 8th Floor 

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Agenda

 

8:45-9:00 a.m.      Welcome and Overview
Working to Launch a Hub for Analysis of Emerging Ethics, Law, and Policy Issues in the Life Sciences 

9:00-10:15 a.m.     Human Embryology and Stem Cells

9:00-9:15 a.m. State of the science and its applications for policy audience
Robin Lovell-Badge, PhD
Senior Group Leader and Head of the Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics
The Francis Crick Institute
9:15-9:30 a.m. State of approaches to ethics/law/policy issues; where are the gaps/needs?
Danielle Hamm, MSc
Director
Nuffield Council on Bioethics
9:30-9:50 a.m. Reaction to landscape and gaps/needs assessment 
Robin Lovell-Badge, PhD
Danielle Hamm, MSc
 Geoffrey Lomax, DrPh
Associate Director, Medical Affairs and Policy
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Debra Mathews, PhD
Associate Director for Research and Programs
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
9:50-10:15 a.m. Discussion

10:15-10:45 a.m.     Break 

10:45-11:30 a.m.      Keynote
Landscape of Governance for Emerging Life Sciences Technologies and Challenges Moving Forward
By Alta Charo, JD
Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics emeritus
University of Wisconsin–Madison

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.     Genomics 

11:30-11:45 a.m. State of the science and its applications for policy audience
Ambroise Wonkam, MD, PhD
Director, McKusick-Nathans Institute, and Dept. of Genetic Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
11:45 a.m.-12 p.m. State of approaches to ethics/law/policy issues; where are the gaps/needs?
Bob Cook-Deegan, MD
Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Arizona State University
12-12:20 p.m. Reaction to landscape and gaps/needs assessment 
Ambroise Wonkam, MD, PhD
Bob Cook-Deegan, MD
TBA
12:20-12:45 p.m. Discussion

12:45-1:45 p.m.     Lunch 

1:45-3:00 p.m.     Neuroscience 

1:45-2 p.m. State of the science and its applications for policy audience
TBA
2-2:15 p.m. State of approaches to ethics/law/policy issues; where are the gaps/needs?
Emily Murphy, PhD, JD
Professor of Law and Harry & Lillian Hastings Research Chair
UC San Francisco
2:15-2:35 p.m. Reaction to landscape and gaps/needs assessment  
Emily Murphy, PhD, JD
Caroline Montojo, PhD
President and CEO
Dana Foundation
2:35-3:00 p.m. Discussion

3-3:30 p.m.     Break

3:30-4:45 p.m.     AI 

3:30-3:45 p.m. State of the science and its applications for policy audience
Jeremias Sulam, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University
3:45-4:00 p.m. State of approaches to ethics/law/policy issues; where are the gaps/needs?
Kadija Ferryman, PhD
Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
4:00-4:20 p.m. Reaction to landscape and gaps/needs assessment 
Jeremias Sulam, PhD
Kadija Ferryman, PhD
Risa Wolf, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
4:20-4:45 p.m. Discussion

4:45-5:15 p.m.     Closing Remarks

5:15-6:15 p.m.    Reception