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April 1-2, 2004
Meeting Agenda

Hyatt Regency Crystal City at
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
(703) 418-1234



9:00 a.m. Session 1: Biotechnology and Public Policy: Council’s Report to the President

Release of Reproduction & Responsibility: The Regulation of New Biotechnologies

10:15 am Break

10:30 am     Session 2:  Neuroscience, Brain, and Behavior I:
Brain Development in Children

Thomas M. Jessell, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Columbia University, and Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

12:15 pm Lunch

2:00 pm

Session 3:  Neuroscience, Brain, and Behavior II:
Emotional and Cognitive Development in Children

Jerome Kagan, Ph.D., Daniel and Amy Starch Research Professor of Psychology, Harvard University

Elizabeth S. Spelke, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Harvard University

4:00 pm Break

4:15 pm

Session 4:  Neuroscience, Brain, and Behavior III: Council Discussion

5:15 pm Adjournment

FRIDAY, April 2

8:30 am

Session 5:  Bioethical Issues of Aging I:
Dementia and Human Personhood

Council Discussion

10:00 am Break
10:15 am Session 6:  Bioethical Issues of Aging II: The Wisdom of Advance Directives

Council Discussion led by Rebecca Dresser

11:30 am Session 7: Public Comments
12:30 pm Adjournment

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