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Genomics Forum meeting: The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008: a multidisciplinary workshop

23 November 2010

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008: a multidisciplinary workshop

Date: 20 Jan 2011 09:30

Speaker(s):

Professor Sarah Childs, Professor of Politics and Gender, University of Bristol

Dr Andy Williams, RCUK Research Fellow in Risk, Health and Science Communication, Cardiff University

Dr Julie McCandless, Lecturer in Medical and Family Law, London School of Economics

Dr Malcolm Smith, Bright Ideas Programme Visiting Research Fellow, ESRC Genomics Forum

Organised by: Dr Christine Knight, Policy Research Fellow, and Dr Malcolm Smith, Visiting Research Fellow, ESRC Genomics Forum Venue: ESRC Genomics Forum, University of Edinburgh, St John’s Land, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ

Description: This workshop is designed to bring together scholars across a range of disciplines researching the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008. The event will cover both the legislative and policymaking process, and the subsequent impact of the Act. Participants may come from any discipline including politics, media studies, law, bioethics or sociology.

To register, please download and complete the HFE Act workshop registration form (http://www.genomicsnetwork.ac.uk/esrcgenomicsnetwork/events/title,24118,en.html) and email to christine.knight@ed.ac.uk. In the event that the workshop is oversubscribed, places will be allocated to those whose work relates most closely to the HFE Act. The workshop is free to attend but participants will need to fund their own travel and accommodation. The event forms part of a workstream on the regulation of assisted reproduction and embryo research, which has so far included a major Retrospective on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (London, March 2009), and a smaller workshop at the Genomics Network Conference (Cardiff, October 2009).

Further details: Dr Christine Knight, Policy Research Fellow, 0131 651 4743 or christine.knight@ed.ac.uk

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