4th Forum – Brasilia, Brazil, 29-30 October 2002

Themes of the Forum
Genetics, Genomics and Ethics (Ethics of Genomic Research)
Organisers
PAHO (Pan American Health Organisation)
 
Supported by:

  • Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health
  • Wellcome Trust
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • WHO
  • Nuffield Council on Bioethics
  • Medical Research Council, UK

Programme/Case Studies

Programme Details

29 October 2002: Genomic Research

Welcome Topic 1: Genomic and Health

Keynote speech: Dr. Francis Collins (Director, Genoma Program NIH)

Comments: Dr. Victor B. Penchaszadeh (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)

Presentation of one relevant case study. Prof. Patricia Marshall /Case Western University)

Discussion of topic presentation and case study in breakout groups

Brief presentations in plenary session

Debate

Lunch

Topic 2: International Guidelines: Genomics and Global Health Equity

Keynote speech: Dr. Abdala Daar (University of Toronto, Canada)

Comments: Dr. Fernando Lolas (Director, Regional Program on Bioethics PAHO/WHO)
Presentation of one relevant case study. Ruth Macklin (Albert Einstein College of Medicine)
Discussion of topic presentation and case study in breakout groups
Brief presentation in plenary session
Debate

30 October 2002: Round Table

Topic 1. Bioethic, Genomic Research and Higher Education
Keynote speech: (Diego Gracia, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España)
Discussion of topic presentation

Topic 2. Genomic Research and Public Policies
Keynote speech: (Hernán Málaga, PAHO Representative)
Discussion of topic presentation

Topic 3. Bioethic, Genomic Research and its Social Implications
Keynote speech: Leo Pessini, Universidade Sao Camilo, Brasil.
Discussion of topic presentation

Brief presentation in plenary session
Debate

Lunch

Conclusions and Closure

Case Studies

Reports


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