University of Akron
April 5-7, 2001

Conference Web site

Speaker Biographies

Ethics Videos

Friday, April 6, 2001

PLENARY:
REGENERATIVE MEDICINE & ETHICAL ISSUES

"Engineering Bone Tissue"
Antonios G. Mikos, Ph.D.
Rice University

Introduction of Speaker
Lecture

Antonios G. Mikos
Ronald M. Green, Ph.D.

"Ethical Issues in Human Therapeutic Cloning"
Ronald M. Green, Ph.D.
Dartmouth College

Introduction of Speaker
Lecture

Discussion
 

 

"Creating a Framework for Genetic Policy"
Lori Andrews, J.D.
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

Introduction of Speaker
Lecture
Discussion

Lori Andrews
Eric Juengst

"Anticipating Enhancement: Conceptual Challenges in the Regulation of Human Gene Transfer Research"
Eric Juengst, Ph.D.
Case Western Reserve University

Introduction of Speaker
Lecture

Discussion

Saturday, April 7, 2001

PLENARY:
HUMAN GENETICS, HUMAN NATURE: SIN, ALTRUISM, & OURSELVES

"Is There Anything Special About Genetics?"
Thomas Murray, Ph.D.
President & CEO, The Hastings Center

Introduction of Speaker
Lecture

Thomas Murray, Ph.D.
Grant Gillett

"The Sins of the Fathers"
Grant Gillett, M.D., D.Phil.
The University of Otago, New Zealand

Introduction of Speaker
Lecture

PLENARY:
IS ENGINEERING HUMAN LIFE RE-ENGINEERING OURSELVES?

"National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC) Reasoning and Federal Policy on Human Stem Cell Research"
Thomas H. Murray, Ph.D.
NBAC Member
President & CEO, The Hastings Center

Introduction of Speaker
Lecture

Thomas H. Murray
Ronald Cole-Turner

"What's Wrong With 'Playing God'?"
Ronald Cole-Turner, M.Div., Ph.D.
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Introduction of Speaker
Lecture

"Understanding Ourselves Today: Science-First Theories vs. Person-First Theories"
Howard M. Ducharme, D.Phil.
The University of Akron

Introduction of Speaker
Lecture

Howard M. Ducharme
panel
Discussion