Agenda for Meeting One: July 8-9, 2010, in Washington, D.C.

The Ritz-Carlton Washington, D.C.
1150 22nd St. NW
Washington, DC 20037

Thursday, July 8

8:30-9:00 a.m.

Swearing-in Ceremony

  • Kathleen Sebelius
    • Secretary
      Department of Health and Human Services
  • Howard K. Koh, M.D., MPH
    • Assistant Secretary for Health
      Department of Health and Human Services

9-9:30 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Session 1: Overview and Context of the Science and Technology

  • Drew Endy, Ph.D.
    • Terman Fellow & Asst. Professor of Bioengineering
      Stanford University
    • Director
      BIOFAB: International Open Facility Advancing Biotechnology
    • President
      The BioBricks Foundation
  • Bonnie L. Bassler, Ph.D.
    • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
    • Squibb Professor
      Dept. of Molecular Biology
      Princeton University
    • President
      American Society for Microbiology
  • Robert Carlson, Ph.D.
    • Principal

10:30-10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Session 2: Applications

  • J. Craig Venter, Ph.D.
    • Founder and President
      J. Craig Venter Institute
  • George Church, Ph.D.
    • Professor of Genetics
      Harvard Medical School
  • Kristala L. J. Prather, Ph.D.
    • Assistant Professor
      Dept. of Chemical Engineering
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology

12:30-1:45 p.m.


1:45-3 p.m.

Session 3: Benefits and Risks

  • Allison Snow, Ph.D.
    • Professor
      Dept. of Evolution, Ecology & Organismal Biology
      Ohio State University
  • Jim Thomas
    • Programme Manager
      ETC Group
  • Nancy M.P. King, J.D.
    • Professor
      Dept. of Social Sciences and Health Policy
      Wake Forest University School of Medicine
    • Co-Director
      WFU Center for Bioethics, Health, and Society

3-4 p.m.

Session 4: Ethics

  • Gregory Kaebnick, Ph.D.
    • Research Scholar
      The Hastings Center
    • Editor
      The Hastings Center Report
  • Allen Buchanan, Ph.D.
    • James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy
      Duke University
    • Investigator
      Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy
      Duke University
    • Distinguished Research Associate
      Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford

4-4:15 p.m.


4:15-5:15 p.m.

Session 5: Plenary

Speakers Roundtable Moderated by Amy Gutmann, Ph.D.

Friday, July 9

9-10:30 a.m.

Session 6: Ethics

  • David Rejeski
    • Director
      Science and Technology Innovation Program
      Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
  • Markus Schmidt, Ph.D.]
    • Co-founder
      Organisation for International Dialogue and Conflict Management
      Vienna, Austria
  • Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D.
    • Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Bioethics
      Center for Ethics
      Emory University

10:30-10:45 a.m.


10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Session 7: Federal Oversight

  • Amy Patterson, M.D.
    • Acting Director
      Office of Science Policy
    • Director
      Office of Biotechnology Activities
      National Institutes of Health
  • Michael Rodemeyer, J.D.
    • Lecturer
      Dept. of Science, Technology & Society
      School of Engineering and Applied Science
      University of Virginia
  • Edward H. You
    • Supervisory Special Agent
      Federal Bureau of Investigation
      Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate
      Countermeasures Unit I
      Bioterrorism Prevention Program


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