Keynote Address Themes
There will be three main themes running throughout the keynote addresses of the conference:
The first two addresses will
occur on the first day of the conference, and will have the common theme
of providing a compendium of the field of Bioethics, and attempting
to bring it under a general definition.
On the second day of the conference, the first keynote address shall revolve around eliminating myths and misconceptions related to the limits of human genetic engineering. It is our hope that this address will dispel these misconceptions, and provide education on the actual (current and reasonably forseeable) limits of human genetic engineering. This keynote address should also illuminate possible ethical difficulties with treatments such as gene therapy, bringing them to the forefront of discussion.
keynote address, to take place on the afternoon of the second day of
the conference will concern itself with international bioethical issues,
and will familiarize conference participants with this wide-reaching
element of contemporary Bioethics. The central focus of this address
will be the debate about how to transfer biomedical technology to developing
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