Bioethics Commission to Conclude Work on Incidental Findings and Take up President’s BRAIN Initiative Request

Media Advisory

August 15, 2013

Who: Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
What: Public Meeting 
When: Day one: Monday, August 19, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
            Day two: Tuesday, August 20, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Smilow Center for Translational Research, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Building 421, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Topic: - Incidental Findings
            - BRAIN Initiative
Details:  The Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues will publicly meet August 19-20 in Philadelphia. 
Monday, the Bioethics Commission will conclude its deliberations on the ethical implications of incidental findings. The Bioethics Commission expects to issue its final report on incidental findings by the end of the year.
Tuesday, the Bioethics Commission will begin its deliberations on the topic of ethics and neuroscience as charged by President Obama as part of the Administration’s new Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative.
This meeting is free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. 
The meeting will be live-streamed and archived on the Bioethics Commission website at

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