LawSeq: Facing the Legal Barriers to Genomic Research & Precision Medicine

December 2, 2020 - 8:30am to 3:45pm
Ropes & Gray LLP, Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston St., 49th Floor conference rooms, Boston, MA 02199 (All agenda times are Eastern Standard Time.)

Genetics and genomics are becoming crucial to clinical care. As the "precision medicine" revolution spreads, cancer treatment, rare disease diagnosis, and cardiac care increasingly use genomics. Unfortunately, law and policy lag behind science, and the law governing genomics remains unclear and contested.

This conference is the third conference from the LawSeqSM project, an NIH-funded project to shape the law of genomics and build a solid foundation for clinical integration. This event will be a highly interactive meeting of multidisciplinary experts to share their analysis of US federal and state genomics law and policy to recommend changes in order to support successful integration of genomics into clinical care.

Registration opens in September. 

Speaker Biographies

Planning Committee
LawSeqSM Genomics Law Database 

Presented in collaboration with Ropes & Gray, LLP, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, PC, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences at the University of Minnesota. It is an outgrowth of the NIH-funded LawSeqSM project, which is dedicated to building a sound legal foundation for translating genomics into clinical application. Supported in part by the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health grant R01HG008605. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

Location and Parking Information
The conference will be held at Ropes & Gray, LLP, in conference rooms on the 49th floor of the Prudential Tower, 800 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. Find information on parking and public transportation and directions to the Prudential Center.

Hotels nearby
Sheraton Boston
39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199

Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116

The Colonnade
120 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116

Special needs, such as dietary restrictions, lactation rooms, etc., should be indicated in advance via the registration form. Requests cannot always be honored on-site without prior notice.

Continuing Education Credit
We will offer General CLE credits for New York, California, Illinois and Minnesota.

This interactive meeting will provide education to attorneys, researchers, healthcare providers and administrators, policy makers, faculty, students and interested community members.

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