About the Conference

This conference will celebrate the Consortium/Joint Degree Program's 10th anniversary by addressing cutting-edge issues in law, health, and the life sciences. Presentations from top national speakers will address emerging issues in genomic, neuroscience, health care, and environmental research, as well as science oversight. The conference will also include a competitive call for papers with presentations of the top selected papers. 

Intended Audience

This conference is intended for students, faculty, attorneys, researchers, scientists, policymakers, patients, healthcare professionals, and community members.

Conference Objectives

Following this conference, participants should be able to:

  • Identify emerging ethical, legal & social issues in genomic research.
  • Analyze emerging ethical, legal & social issues arising in neuroscience research.
  • Describe societal challenges posted by environmental research.
  • Identify new issues for centers studying the social implications of biomedicine and the life sciences.
  • Discuss emerging approaches to science oversight.

Continuing Education Credits

The University of Minnesota is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Application for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits will be filed with the University of Minnesota Office of Continuing Medical Education. Determination of credit is pending (5 hours will be requested). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

It is the policy of the University of Minnesota’s Office of Continuing Medical Education to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its sponsored educational activities. All participating faculty, course directors, and planning committee members are required to disclose to the program audience any financial relationships related to the subject matter of this program. Disclosure information is reviewed in advance in order to manage and resolve any possible conflicts of interest.

Application for Continuing Legal Education credit (CLE) for attorneys will be made for 7.75 hours.

This event has been designated by the University of Minnesota's Office of the Vice President for Research to satisfy the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement. 

The conference is sponsored by the University of Minnesota's: