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January 16-17, 2003
Meeting Agenda

Grand Hyatt Hotel
1000 H Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001


9:00 am Session 1: Early Embryonic Development: An Up-to-Date Account.
John M. Opitz, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Human Genetics, and Obstetrics/Gynecology,
School of Medicine, University of Utah.

10:30 am Break

10:45 am     Session 2: Procuring Organs for Transplantation: Ethical Considerations.
Council Discussion.

12:15 pm Lunch

2:00 pm Session 3: Beyond Therapy: Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Human Improvement:
Discussion of a Paper Prepared by Leon R. Kass, M.D.

3:30 pm Break

3:45 pm Session 4: Beyond Therapy: Controlling Sex of Children.
Discussion of Staff Working Paper, "Ethical Aspects of Sex Control"

5:15 pm Adjournment


8:30 am Session 5: Biotechnology and Public Policy: Role of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Richard A. Merrill, M.A., LL.B., Daniel Caplin Professor of Law and Sullivan & Cromwell Research Professor, University of Virginia School of Law, and Of Counsel, Covington & Burling, Washington, D.C.

James S. Benson, former Acting Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

10:30 am Break

10:45 am Session 6: Neuropsychopharmacology and Public Policy.
Council Discussion.

11:30 pm Public Comments.

12:30 pm Adjournment

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