> You are cordially invited to attend the . . .
> MIT-Harvard Conference on Genetic Technology and Society
> March 13-14, 1999 Lecture hall 10-250, MIT
> -- Sponsored by the Harvard and MIT Hippocratic Societies --
> Ian Wilmut, who cloned Dolly, Congressman James Sensenbrenner, who chairs
> the House Science Committee, and twenty other Nobel prize-winners,
> politicians, corporate CEOs, and religious leaders will debate genetic
> technologies ... and how they should be regulated. Everything from genetic
> testing to eugenics to genetically engineered foods will be discussed.
> There will be several opportunities for you to meet these speakers in person!
> This event is not one to be missed. However, space is limited, so please
> register online at http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~hippoc. Questions? Call
> * Ian Wilmut, Ph.D.
> Cloner of Dolly the sheep. Prof. of Development and Reproduction, Roslin
> Institute, Edinburgh, Scotland.
> * James Sensenbrenner
> Congressman from Wisconsin. Chair of the House Science Committee. Member
> of the House Judiciary Committee.
> * Jeremy Rifkin
> President, The Foundation on Economic Trends, Washington, DC. Author of
> fourteen books, including The Biotech Century: Harnessing the Gene and
> Remaking the World.
> * Walter Gilbert, Ph.D.
> University Professor, Harvard University. Nobel prize in chemistry in 1980
> for inventing a method of sequencing DNA.
> * Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D.
> Head, Biology Department, MIT. Nobel prize in medicine in 1993 for his
> discovery of introns.
> * Robert Weinberg, Ph.D.
> Founding member, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Prof. of
> Biology, MIT. Winner of the National Medal of Science in 1997.
> * Kári Stefánsson, M.D.
> President and CEO of deCODE Genetics, Reykjavík, Iceland.
> * Martin Teitel, Ph.D.
> Executive Director, Council for Responsible Genetics, Cambridge, MA.
> * William A. Haseltine, Ph.D.
> Chairman and CEO, Human Genome Sciences, Rockville, MD.
> * Bruce A. Lehman
> Former U.S. Patent Commissioner. Now heads the International Intellectual
> Property Institute.
> * George J. Annas, J.D., M.P.H.
> Chair, Health Law Department, Boston University School of Public Health
> * Jay Kaufman
> Co-Chair, Committee on Genetic Information Policy, Massachusetts State
> * Marc R. Pacheco
> Massachusetts state senator. Former Chair of the Health Care Committee.
> * William Winkenwerder, M.D.
> Executive Vice President for Provider Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of
> * Norton D. Zinder, Ph.D.
> Head of the Laboratory of Genetics, Rockefeller University. Former chair
> of the Program Advisory Committee on the Human Genome.
> * Jon Turney, Ph.D.
> Senior lecturer in Science Communication, University College London.
> Author of Frankenstein’s Footsteps: Science, Genetics, and Popular Culture.
> * Colin B. Gracey, D.Min.
> Institutional Review Board, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Treasurer,
> Council for Responsible Genetics.
> * Judy E. Garber, M.D.
> Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA.
> * Jonathan King, Ph.D.
> Prof. of Molecular Biology, MIT. Director, Biology Electron Microscope
> Facility, MIT.
> * David Magnus, Ph.D.
> Professor and Graduate Studies Director, Center for Bioethics, University
> of Pennsylvania.
> * Daniel Harrell, Ph.D.
> Associate minister, Park Street Church, Boston.
> * S. Rebecca Holmes-Farley, J.D., M.P.H.
> Bioethics Fellow, Health Law Department, Boston University School of Public
> * Juan Enríquez
> Currently writing a book on the global economic restructuring caused by
> gene research.
> CONFERENCE GOALS
> * Science. What can genetic technology do today, and what advances can we
> expect in the future?
> * Social Impact. How will genetic technology affect the way we practice
> medicine, conceive our children, and approach other aspects of our daily
> * Ethics & Regulation. What are the moral, philosophical, and practical
> problems posed by genetic technology, and how should society respond?
> Saturday, March 13, 1999
> 9:00-9:30 Registration
> 9:30-9:45 Opening Ceremonies
> 9:45-10:45 Keynote I: James Sensenbrenner
> 10:45-11:35 Featured Speaker: Jeremy Rifkin
> 11:35-12:55 Panel I: Medicine
> 12:55-2:00 Lunch
> 2:00-2:50 Breakout I
> 3:00-4:20 Panel II: Cloning
> 4:30-5:20 Breakout II
> 6:00-8:00 Reception and Dinner Banquet
> (Semi-formal attire requested)
> Sunday, March 14, 1999
> 9:00-10:00 Continental Breakfast
> 10:00-10:30 Featured Speaker: Walter Gilbert
> 10:30-11:50 Panel III: Business
> 11:50-1:15 Lunch
> 1:15-2:35 Panel IV: The Future
> 2:45-3:35 Breakout III
> 3:45-4:45 Keynote II: Ian Wilmut
> 4:45-5:00 Closing Ceremonies
> Conference events will be held in lecture hall 10-250 at MIT. The Saturday
> dinner banquet will be held at Harvard University, Pforzheimer House, Moors
> Terrace Room.
> We will be holding a semi-formal reception and dinner banquet on March 13th
> at 6pm. This event will provide attendees with the opportunity to engage in
> informal, personal conversations with speakers and also get to know other
> attendees in a relaxed setting. Limited seats available - register now!
> Please register and pre-pay for the conference and banquet by March 10, 1999.
> Register online at http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~hippoc/
> - OR -
> Send completed form from the end of this email to [log in to unmask]
> Harvard, MIT, and Wellesley undergraduates: FREE (but PLEASE register)
> Other undergraduates: $20
> Harvard/MIT graduate students: FREE (but PLEASE register)
> Other graduate students: $30
> Professionals: $40
> High school students: $15
> Please add $10 to your registration fee if you would like to attend the
> Saturday night banquet.
> Please make checks payable to "Hippocratic Society" and mail to:
> Hippocratic Society
> 4 University Hall
> Cambridge, MA 02138
> FOR MORE INFORMATION
> Visit our web site at: http://www.hcs.harvard.edu/~hippoc/
> Phone: (617) 493-3151
> David Magnus, PhD
> Graduate Studies Director and Faculty
> Center for Bioethics
> 3401 Market St.
> Philadelphia, PA 19104
> fax: (215)573-4931
> phone: (215) 573-4041