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Putting Stem Cells into Practice: ethical, legal and social issues

Laura Riley

Progress Educational Trust

19 October 2005

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[BioNews, London]

A one-day conference organised by Progress Educational Trust

Tuesday 15 November 2005 | 10am - 5.30pm

Institute of Child Health | Guilford Street | London WC1N 1EH


Stem cell research using cells taken from human embryos and adult tissues shows potential towards developing urgently needed future medical treatments. However, this research raises complex ethical, legal and social questions. How should patients, researchers, regulators, funders and society as a whole take these into account? What are the urgent questions we should address now- and which challenges might we face in decades to come?


Speakers and Chairs:

Professor Alison Murdoch, Newcastle NHS Fertility Centre | Dr Stephen Minger, King's College London | Professor Peter Braude, King's College London | Professor Sir Martin Evans, University of Cardiff | Mr Phil Willis MP, House of Commons Science and Technology Committee | Dr Simon Best, BioIndustry Association | Ms Suzi Leather, HFEA | Mr Charles Kessler, European Commission | The Rt Revd Richard Harries, Bishop of Oxford/HFEA | Ms Anna Smajdor, Imperial College London | Professor Jan Helge Solbakk, University of Oslo


Topics:

An introduction to adult and embryonic stem cells | Stem cell regulation: the UK model | Creating engineered 'alternatives' to embryos for stem cell research | Sourcing human eggs and embryos for stem cell research | Funding for stem cell research in Europe | Funding for stem cell research in USA and rest of world | Gametes from stem cells? | Do countries forbidding embryonic stem cell research have a moral duty to export their 'spare' embryos to facilitate research abroad?


For the full programme please see: http://www.progress.org.uk

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Becoming a friend of Progress Educational Trust
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