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March 6-7, 2003
Meeting Agenda

Sheraton National Hotel
900 South Orme Street
Arlington, VA 22204


9:00 am Session 1:   Pediatric Psychopharmacology

Steven E. Hyman, MD, Provost of Harvard University; Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School; and former Director, US National Institutes of Mental Health

10:30 am Break

10:45 am     Session 2:   Beyond Therapy: Ageless Bodies?

Discussion of two Staff Working Papers:
(1) "Age-Retardation: Scientific Possibilities and Moral Challenges" and
(2) "Stronger, Longer-Lasting Skeletal Muscles through Biotech?"

12:15 pm Lunch

2:00 pm

Session 3:   Human Nature and Its Future

Steven Pinker, PhD, Peter de Florez Professor,
Dept. of Brain and Cognitive Sciences,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

3:30 pm Break

3:45 pm Session 4:  Beyond Therapy: Better Memories?

Discussion of two papers: (1) "Why Remember?" by Gilbert Meilaender, and
(2) Staff Working Paper, "'Better' Memories? The Promise and Perils of Pharmacological Interventions"

5:15 pm   Adjournment


8:30 am

Session 5:  Biotechnology and Public Policy: Professional Self-Regulation

Sandra A. Carson, MD,
Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and
Chief, Baylor Assisted Reproductive Technology Program, Baylor College of Medicine; and
President, American Society for Reproductive Medicine

10:00 am Break

10:15 am Session 6:  Biotechnology and Public Policy: Professional Self-Regulation

George J. Annas, J.D., M.P.H.,
Edward R. Utley Professor & Chair,
Department of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights, Boston University School of Public Health; and Professor, Boston University School of Medicine and School of Law

Noon Public Comments

1:00 pm Adjournment

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