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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

Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH
Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

 

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

9:00-9:15 a.m.     State of the science and policy implications

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, and policy issues: gaps and needs

Danielle Hamm, MSc
Director
Nuffield Council on Bioethics

9:30-9:50 a.m.   Panel discussion

Geoffrey Lomax, DrPh
Associate Director, Medical Affairs and Policy
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Laurie Strongin
CEO & Founder
Hope for Henry Foundation

Anna Mastroianni, JD, MPH
Research Professor in Bioethics and Law
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Robin Lovell-Badge, PhD
Senior Group Leader and Head of the Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics
The Francis Crick Institute

Danielle Hamm, MSc
Director
Nuffield Council on Bioethics

9:50-10:15 a.m.     Q&A and audience discussion

 

10:15-10:45 a.m.     Break

 

10:45-11:30 a.m.      Keynote

10:45-11:15 a.m.    Landscape of Governance for Emerging Life Sciences Technologies and Challenges Moving Forward

Alta Charo, JD
Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics emeritus
University of Wisconsin–Madison

11:15-11:30 a.m.     Q&A and audience discussion

 

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.     Genomics

11:30-11:45 a.m.     State of the science and policy implications

Ambroise Wonkam, MD, PhD
Director, McKusick-Nathans Institute, and Dept. of Genetic Medicine
Johns Hopkins University

11:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.     State of approaches to ethics, law, and policy issues: gaps and needs

Robert Cook-Deegan, MD
Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Arizona State University

12:00-12:20 p.m.     Panel discussion

Shawneequa Callier, JD
Associate Professor of Clinical Research and Leadership
George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Ambroise Wonkam, MD, PhD
Director, McKusick-Nathans Institute, and Dept. of Genetic Medicine
Johns Hopkins University

Robert Cook-Deegan, MD
Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Arizona State University

12:20-12:45 p.m.     Q&A and audience discussion

 

12:45-1:45 p.m.     Lunch 

 

1:45-3:00 p.m.     Neuroscience

1:45-2:00 p.m.     State of the science and policy implications

Joseph J. Fins, MD
Chief, Division of Medical Ethics
Weill Cornell Medicine

2:00-2:15 p.m.     State of approaches to ethics, law, and policy issues: gaps and needs

Debra Mathews, PhD, MA
Associate Director for Research and Programs
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

2:15-2:35 p.m.     Panel discussion

Lomax Boyd, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Joseph J. Fins, MD
Chief, Division of Medical Ethics
Weill Cornell Medicine

Debra Mathews, PhD, MA
Associate Director for Research and Programs
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

2:35-3:00 p.m.     Q&A and audience discussion

 

3:00-3:30 p.m.     Break

 

3:30-4:45 p.m.     AI

3:30-3:45 p.m.     State of the science and policy implications

Jeremias Sulam, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University

3:45-4:00 p.m.     State of approaches to ethics, law, and policy issues: gaps and needs

Kadija Ferryman, PhD
Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

4:00-4:20 p.m.     Panel discussion

Risa Wolf, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Jeremias Sulam, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University

Kadija Ferryman, PhD
Assistant Professor
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

4:20-4:45 p.m.     Q&A and audience discussion

 

4:45-5:15 p.m.    Closing Remarks

Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH
Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Anna Mastroianni, JD, MPH
Research Professor in Bioethics and Law
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

Debra Mathews, PhD, MA
Associate Director for Research and Programs
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

 

5:15-6:15 p.m.    Reception