VenueEgenisUniversity of ExeterByrne HouseSt Germans RoadExeter
The aim of the workshop is to learn more about the ethical, legal and wider governance practices around stem cell research on the national and the international level. We hope to create a forum for discussion from a social science perspective.
The idea is to debate the regulation of stem cell research in the UK, the EU, and other selected countries, and address major (bio-)ethical issues. The workshop will offer a combination of expert presentations, open discussion of selected texts, and joint interpretation of regulatory situations. This format will give the opportunity to share and extend expertise and to engage with the CBAR colleagues.
Tuesday, 23 January
12.00 - Introduction of participants and of workshop aim and structure
12.30 - Lunch
13.30 - Part I/1 Special status of the human embryo; Informed consent and HESCCO with
Glenda Cornwell, King’s College
15.30 - Coffee Break
16.00 - Part I/2 Special status of the human embryo; different legal regulations
19.00 - Dinner
Wednesday, 24 January
10.00 - Coffee
10.30 - Part II/1 EU regulation and national implementation, with Ingrid Geesink, Cardiff
12.30 - Lunch
14.00 - Part II/2 Umbilical cord blood and fetal tissues: Uses and surrounding practices
15.30 - Coffee break
16.00 - Part II/3 Patent policies and patenting reality, with Sigrid Sterckx and Julian
19.00 – Dinner
Thursday, 25 January
09.30 - Part III Ethical relevance of SCS regulation and its meaning for social research
11.00 - Coffee End of workshop – 14.00 Start of EGENIS Conference Governing Genomics
The workshop is free of charge and limited to max. 20 people. A short list of readings and web-links to relevant documents will be sent to all signed up participants by mid January.
The ESRC fund a number of CBAR colleagues with regard also to travel and accommodation; free places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. In order to reserve hotel rooms for participants, registration before the end of the year would be great.