More signs and portents

From: J. Hughes (
Date: Thu Jul 12 2001 - 00:39:48 MDT

A transhumanist presence at this event would be a needed balance, given
speaker list.


Protecting Humanity from Species-Altering Procedures

Friday-Saturday, September 21-22, 2001

Conference Auditorium, George Sherman Union, Boston University

Sponsored by: Boston University School of Public Health, Health Law

This conference addresses the need for policies to prevent the
alteration of
the human species through genetic engineering. It will discuss where
should be drawn, lessons learned from existing policies and procedures,
national and international approaches and mechanisms for proscribing
species-altering procedures, and more.


Friday, Sept. 21, 1:00-7:00 pm:

Where should we draw the lines?

Saturday, Sept. 22, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm:

Existing national and international laws, regulations and
what works and what doesn't?

Current controversies

Lessons from the environmental, human rights and other

strategies for action

 This conference should be attended by health and human rights
scientists, physicians, policy makers, legislators, public health
professionals, environmentalists, reproductive health specialists,
philosophers, bioethicists, journalists and concerned citizens.

 Speakers (partial list):

Lori Andrews, Director, Institute of Science, Law and Technology,
Chicago-Kent School of Law

George Annas, Chair, Health Law Department, Boston University School of
Public Health

Patricia Baird, Dept. of Medical Genetics, University of British

Brent Blackwelder, President, Friends of the Earth

Alexander Capron, Director, Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics,
University of Southern California

Leonard Glantz, Associate Dean, Boston University School of Public

Michael Grodin, Boston University and Global Lawyers and Physicians

Debra Harry, Executive Director, Indigenous People's Council on

Richard Hayes, Executive Director, Exploratory Initiative on the New
Genetic Technologies

Andrew Imparato, President, American Association of People with

Rosario Isasi, Global Lawyers and Physicians (Peru)

Eric Juengst, Assoc. Professor of Biomedical Ethics, Cleveland-Case
Reserve University;

Stephen Marks, FXB Center, Harvard School of Public Health

Max Mehlman, Director, Law-Medicine Center, Case-Western Reserve

Stuart Newman, Cell Biology and Anatomy, New York Medical College

Judy Norsigian, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Boston Women's Health
Book Collective

Evelyn Schuster, Human Rights and Ethics Program, University of

Susannah Sirkin, Deputy Director, Physicians for Human Rights

Allyn Taylor, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health

Early Registration: $140. For further information on program,
and lodging, go to:


J. Hughes "What if there is no future?" Tristan Bock-Hughes

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