Creating Stem Cells by Research Cloning: Scientific, Ethical, Legal & Policy Challenges

February 26, 2007 -
8:30am to 5:00pm
Coffman Theater, Coffman Memorial Union

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Moderators:

Prof. Susan Wolf, JD, McKnight Presidential Professor of Law, Medicine & Public Policy; Faegre & Benson Professor of Law; Professor of Medicine; Faculty Member, Center for Bioethics; Director, Joint Degree Program in Law, Health & the Life Sciences; and Chair, Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences, University of Minnesota. Prof. Wolf's recent work focuses on the ethical, legal, and social issues raised by genomics, neuroscience, and nanobiotechnology.

Jeffrey P. Kahn, PhD, MPH, Director of the University of Minnesota's Center for Bioethics and the Maas Family Chair in Bioethics

Jordan Paradise, JD, Associate Director of Research & Education, Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences, Joint Degree Program in Law, Health & the Life Sciences; Faculty Editor-in-Chief, Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, University of Minnesota.

Dan Kaufman, MD, PhD, McKnight Land-Grant Professor; Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation; Stem Cell Institute, University of Minnesota

8:30am 
Welcome
Frank B. Cerra, MD, Sr. VP Frank Cerra, Vice President for Health Sciences and McKnight Presidential Leadership Chair, Academic Health Center, University of Minnesota

8:45am
The Science and Issues Surrounding Research Cloning
Prof. Kevin Eggan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Molecular & Cellular Biology, Harvard University
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9:15am
Questions and Answers

9:30am
Federal & State Policy on SCNT
Prof. R. Alta Charo, JD, Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law & Bioethics, University of Wisconsin Law School

10:00am
Questions and Answers

10:15am
Break

10:30am 
International Approaches to SCNT Policy
Prof. LeRoy Walters, PhD, Joseph P. Kennedy Professor, Department of Philosophy, Georgetown University, Kennedy School of Ethics
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11:00am
Questions and Answers
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11:15am
The Ethics of SCNT
Nigel Cameron, PhD, President, Institute on Biotechnology and the Human Future; Director, Council for Biotechnology Policy; Research Professor of Bioethics, Chicago-Kent College of Law

11:45am
Prof. Ronald Green, PhD, Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values; Professor, Department of Community and Family Medicine; Director, Ethics Institute, Dartmouth College

12:15
Questions and Answers
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Lunch in the Coffman Memorial Union Grand Hall

12:45
Moving Forward After the South Korean Scandal--Lessons Learned
Prof. Jose Cibelli, PhD, Professor, Departments of Animal Science & Physiology, Michigan State University
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2:00pm
Concurrent break-out sessions:

1. Primer on the Science of Research Cloning and Stem Cells
Prof. Meri Firpo, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology, University of Minnesota
Prof. Nobuaki Kikyo, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota
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2. Issues Involved in Funding SCNT Research
Arlene Chiu, PhD,Science Director, California Institute of Regenerative Medicine
Brock Reeve, MBA, MPhil Executive Director, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
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3. Intellectual Property Issues
Judith Kim, JD, MS, Director, Biotechnology/Chemical Group; Stem Cell Task Force, Stern Kessler Goldstein Fox
Katharine Ku, M.S., Director of Management, Planning, and Policy Issues, Stanford University, Office of Technology Licensing
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4. State Legislative Developments & Public Attitudes on SCNT
Patrick Kelly, Vice President of State Government Relations, Biotechnology Industry Organization
Bill Leinweber, MBA, Executive vice President, Research!America
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2:00pm
Questions and Answers

3:30pm
Break

3:45pm
Moderated Roundtable: What Should Universities Do?
Moderator:
Prof. Jeff Kahn, PhD, MPH, Director and Maas Family Chair in Bioethics, Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota

Participants:
Prof. Steven Teitelbaum, PhD, Professor, Department of Pathology, Washington University
Brock Reeve, MPhil. MBA Executive Director, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Katharine Ku, M.S., Director of Management, Planning, and Policy Issues, Stanford University, Office of Technology Licensing
Prof. Dan Kaufman, MD, PhD, McKnight Land-Grant Professor; Assistant Professor of Medicine; Stem Cell Institute, University of Minnesota
Prof. Brian Dowd, PhD, Professor and Director, Graduate Programs in Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota
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5:00pm 
Adjourn

Sponsored by the University of Minnesota's:
  • Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences
  • Joint Degree Program in Law, Health, & the Life Sciences
  • Academic Health Center
  • Stem Cell Institute