The Stem Cell Network (SCN) and the Center of Genomics and Policy (CGP) at McGill University are pleased to offer the second multidisciplinary ELSI course entitled “Understanding Stem Cell Controversies”
This three-day capacity-building course has been developed to provide participants with a broad knowledge of current stem cell research endeavors and a deeper understanding of the ethical, legal and social issues associated with stem cells research and their therapeutic applications.
Registration: Click here to download the registration form. Capacity is limited, so register today.
Course organizers: Rosario Isasi (Center of Genomics & Policy, McGill University); Bartha Maria Knoppers (Center of Genomics & Policy, McGill University); Paul Cassar (Stem Cell Network)
Course date: April 23 – 25th, 2013
Location: Hotel OMNI Mont-Royal, 1050 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC
Who should attend: Anyone interested in broadening their understanding of the regulatory and socio-ethical issues that encompasses the field of stem cell research. In particular, the course content is targeted for the wide range of national and international stakeholders comprising the stem cell community including: scientists, clinicians, bioethicists, health charities representatives, patient advocates, members of ethics review boards and policy makers, as well as industry representatives.
To maximize opportunities for networking and participant engagement, this course is limited to 40 participants.
Key Learning Opportunities:
- Gain a deeper understanding of the current and the future state of stem cell research and the potential therapeutic applications.
- Multiple 101 sessions designed to provide participants who are new to the stem cell field with a solid background.
- Gain a deeper understanding of the Canadian and international legal and regulatory frameworks that govern different stages of stem cell research (i.e. stem cell derivation, banking, first in-human clinical trials) and its therapeutic applications.
- Develop an understanding of the legal issues associated with the commercialization of stem cell research.
- Gain an appreciation for the socio-ethical challenges facing the field of stem cells, and the challenges it poses in the development of therapies
- Establish connections with leaders in this field.
- Harry Atkins, The Ottawa Hospital Blood Bone Marrow Transplant Program, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
- Tania Bubela, School of Public Health, University of Alberta
- Paul Cassar, Stem Cell Network
- Tim Caulfield, Health Law Institute, University of Alberta
- Richard Gold, Faculty of Law, McGill University
- Judy Illes, National Core for Neuroethics, University of British Columbia
- Rosario Isasi, Centre of Genomics and Policy, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
- Yann Joly, Centre of Genomics and Policy, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
- Bartha-Maria Knoppers, Centre of Genomics and Policy, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
- Geoffrey Lomax, Californian Institute for Regenerative Medicine
- Debra Matthews, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
- Michael McDonald, Centre for Applied Ethics, University of British Columbia
- Ubaka Ogbogu, Health Law Institute, University of Alberta
- Bernard Siegel, Genetics Policy Institute
- Glyn Stacey, UK Stem Cell Bank
- Barbara von Tigerstrom, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
Course agenda: Click here to download the preliminary course agenda.
Registration fees (CDN$): $200 + HST
Includes registration to the 3-day workshop, 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and one Networking Dinner.
Course registration is now open. Click here to download the registration form. The registration deadline is April 5, 2013.
Travel bursary: Canadian-based trainees and PIs currently funded through the Stem Cell Network may also be eligible for financial support to attend this course. For details on how to apply for a SCN travel bursary click here.
The application deadline for travel bursaries is March 4, 2013.