On April 23 and 24, 1998, more than 300 physicians, nurses, lawyers, scientists, ethicists, consumers, and journalists will gather in Cambridge, Mass., for a conference on the medical, legal, and social impact of new genetic technologies. The conference is sponsored by the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, and the George Washington University Medical Center.
Thirty-five speakers from a variety of disciplines will explore topics such as:
- Impact of new genetic technologies on cancer therapy and other fields in medicine
- Genetics and drug development--new corporate interest in patient records
- Widespread use of DNA data banks in forensic science
- Likelihood of a universal DNA data bank in the United States
- Impact of genetic tests on insurance coverage
- Adverse selection and the future of the insurance industry
- Limits of state-mandated genetic screening
- Changing the human gene pool--Can we? Should we?
For press registration, call Gus Cervini at 617/258-0633, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.