The Risks Posed by New Biomedical Technologies: How Do We Analyze, Communicate & Regulate Risk?

May 19, 2006 - 8:15am to 5:00pm
Mondale Hall, University of Minnesota Law School

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Moderators:

  • Prof. Susan Wolf, JD, Faegre & Benson Professor of Law, Law School; Medical School; Center for Bioethics; Director, Joint Degree Program in Law, Health & the Life Sciences; Chair, Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences, University of Minnesota
  • Jordan Paradise, JD, Associate Director of Research & Education, Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences and Joint Degree Program in Law, Health & the Life Sciences, University of Minnesota
  • Jeffrey P. Kahn, PhD, MPH, Maas Family Chair in Bioethics, Medical School; School of Public Health; Department of Philosophy; Director, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota

8:15am
Welcome
E. Thomas Sullivan, JD, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, University of Minnesota

8:30am
Background--How Does the Public Think About Risk?
Prof. Neil D. Weinstein, PhD, Professor of Human Ecology, Rutgers University

9:00am
Questions and Answers

9:15am
Gene Therapy Research--Attempting Maximal Prevention
Philip Noguchi, MD, Regulatory Affairs Director, Amgen

9:45am
Commentator: Prof. Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH, Director, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota

9:50am
Questions and Answers

10:10am
Break

10:25am
Benefit Beyond Measure: Do Risks Matter in Assisted Reproductive Technologies
Prof. George J. Annas, JD, MPH, Edward R. Utley Professor and Chair, Department of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights, School of Public Health; Professor, School of Medicine; and Professor, School of Law, Boston University

10:55am
Commentator: Prof. Susan Wolf, JD, Faegre & Benson Professor of Law and Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota

11:00am
Questions and Answers

11:20am
Drugs, Vaccines, and Devices--Public Health, Private Industry, and the Limits of Regulation
Arthur N. Levine, JD, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP

11:50am
Commentator: Prof. Ralph Hall, JD, Visiting Associate Professor of Law, University of Minnesota

11:55am
Questions and Answers

12:15pm
Lunch

1:15pm
Biomedical Nanotechnology--Identifying Risks
Prof. Mauro Ferrari, PhD, Professor, Brown Institute of Molecular Medicine and Chairman, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

1:45pm
Questions and Answers

2:05pm
Human Enhancement Technologies--Addressing Physical and Societal Risk
Prof. Eric T. Juengst, PhD, Associate Professor of Biomedical Ethics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

2:35pm
Questions and Answers

2:55pm
Break

3:10pm
Stem Cell Interventions & Regenerative Medicine--Risk and Politics
Prof. R. Alta Charo, JD, Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin-Madison

3:40pm
Questions and Answers

4:00pm
Genomic Medicine--A Future Flooded with Risk Information
Prof. Edward R.B. McCabe, MD, PhD, Professor and Executive Chair, Department of Pediatrics; Physician-in-Chief, Mattel Childrens Hospital, University of California, Los Angeles

4:30pm
Questions and Answers

4:50pm
Final comments

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
  • Center for Bioethics
  • Center for Environment and Health Policy