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January 15-16, 2004
Meeting Agenda

Wyndham Hotel
1400 M Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 429-1700


THURSDAY, January 15

9:00 a.m. Session 1:  Stem Cells: Council’s Report to the President

Release of Monitoring Stem Cell Research: A Report of the President’s Council on Bioethics

10:30 am Break

10:45 am     Session 2:  Biotechnology and Public Policy

Staff Working Paper, "U.S. Public Policy and the Biotechnologies that Touch the Beginnings of Human Life: Draft Recommendations, Revised"

12:15 pm Lunch

2:00 pm

Session 3:  Neuroscience, Neuropsychiatry, and Neuroethics: An Overview

Robert Michels, M.D., Walsh McDermott University Professor of Medicine, Cornell University Medical College

3:30 pm Break

3:45 pm

Session 4:  Neuroscience and Neuroethics: Reward and Decision

Jonathan D. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, and Director, Center for the Study of Brain, Mind and Behavior, Princeton University

5:15 pm Adjournment

FRIDAY, January 16

8:30 am

Session 5:  Toward a “Richer Bioethics”: Council’s Report to the President

Release of Being Human: Readings from the President's Council on Bioethics

Panel Discussion: The Role of the Humanities in Bioethics

Bruce Cole, Ph.D., Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities

Paul Cantor, Ph.D., Professor, Department of English, University of Virginia

Edmund Pellegrino, M.D., Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics, Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University

10:00 am Break

10:15 am Session 6:  Discussion of the Council’s Future Work

Staff Working Paper, “The Council’s Second Term: Agenda Options”

11:30 am Session 7: Public Comments

12:30 pm Adjournment

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