Seminar on Ethical and Policy Issues
In June, 2009, HSCI collaborated with the Department of Bioethics at the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine in Cleveland to offer an intensive seminar, "At the Cutting Edge of Stem Cell Science: Ethical and Policy Issues," on the Harvard University campus.
Led by multidisciplinary faculty from HSCI, CWRU School of Medicine, Harvard University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the week-long program addressed the major issues in the science, ethics, and policies of stem cell research. Geared to a broad audience that included policymakers, patient advocates, and industry representatives, as well as clinicians and scientists, topics included donation and procurement of human materials for research, intellectual property, and genetic modification. Click here to download the program.
Building on the success of the 2009 program, we hope to offer the program again next summer. Please check back to this webpage for updates. In the meantime, please visit the HMS website for information on the Harvard Bioethics Course offered by the HMS Division of Medical Ethics in June, 2010.