Emerging Problems in Neurogenomics: Ethical, Legal & Policy Issues at the Intersection of Genomics & Neuroscience

February 29, 2008 -
8:45am to 5:00pm
Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey Center

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Moderators:
Prof. Susan M. 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.

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.

8:45am
Welcome
Deborah Powell, MD, Dean of the Medical School and Assistant Vice President for Clinical Sciences, University of Minnesota
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9:00am
The Science and Emerging Social implications of Neurogenomics:
The Convergence of Brain, Genetics & Behavior
Mildred Cho, PhD, Associate Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University School of Medicine
John Day, MD, PhD, Professor, Departments of Neurology and Pediatrics; Director, Paul and Sheila Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Center; and Medical Director of the University of Minnesota Muscular Dystrophy and ALS Clinics, and the Gillette Pediatric Neuromuscular Clinic|
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View Dr. Day's Presentation Online

10:00am 
Questions and Answers
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10:20am 
Break

10:35am
Ethical, Legal & Societal issues Raised by the Neurogenomics of Childhood Disorders
David Amaral, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; Director of Research, Autism Phenome Project, University of California Davis M.I.N.D. Institute
Ellen Wright Clayton, MD, JD, Rosalind E. Franklin Professor of Genetics and Health Policy; Professor of Law; Professor of Pediatrics; Co-Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt University
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View Dr. Wright Clayton's Presentation Online

11:35am
Questions and Answers
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11:55am 
Lunch
At the Intersection of Neuroscience & Genomics: Emerging Ethical and Legal Problems
Henry T. Greely, JD, Johnson Professor of Law; Director, Center for Law and the Biosciences; Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics' Program on Stem Cells in Society, Stanford University Law School
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1:15pm 
Ethical, Legal & Societal Issues in Neurogenomics of Adult Disorders
Ronald C. Petersen, MD, PhD, Director, Mayo Alzheimer's Disease Research Center; Professor of Neurology, Mayo Medical School
Eric T. Juengst, PhD, Professor of Bioethics; Associate Professor of Oncology, Department of Bioethics, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
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View Dr. Juengst's Presentation Online

2:15pm
Questions and Answers
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2:35pm 
Break

2:50pm 
Collection, Banking, Linking, & Accessing Neuroimaging, Genomic & Other Data
Judy Illes, PhD, Professor of Neurology and Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics, National Core for Neuroethics, University of British Columbia
Andrew Singleton, PhD, Chief, Molecular Genetics Unit, Laboratory of Neurogenetics, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health
Mark H. Ellisman, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience and Bioengineering; Director of the Center for Research in Biological Sciences; Director, National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research; and Director, Biomedical Informatics Research Network Coordinating Center, University of California, San Diego
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View Dr. Singleton's Presentation Online
View Dr. Ellisman's Presentation Online

4:20pm 
Questions and Answers
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4:30pm 
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
  • Institute for Translational Neuroscience

This conference is supported in part by a grant from The Greenwall Foundation.