When: Friday, September 17th, 2021
Time: 9:00 -10:00 am (EDT) (15:00-16:00 Geneva)
This Zoom session will be in English, with simultaneous translation to Spanish.
You are invited to participate at this regional seminar organized by WHO, in coordination with PAHO's Regional Program on Bioethics, to discuss the reports of the Expert Advisory Committee on Developing Global Standards for Governance and Oversight of Human Genome Editing, and the next steps for their implementation in the region.
These reports are:
The governanceframework https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240030060
The recommendations https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240030381
The position paper https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240030404
09:00-09:15 am - Welcome and introductions
-Dr. John Reeder, Director, Research for Health, WHO
-Dr. Carla Saenz, Regional Bioethics Advisor, Department of Health Systems and Services, PAHO
In Memoriam Dr. Ana Sánchez Urrutia, Panama
09:15-09:35 am - Presentation of the work of the Committee
-Professor Alta Charo, University of Wisconsin, United States of America
-Dr. Jamie Metzl, Atlantic Council & OneShared World, United States of America
-Professor Françoise Baylis, Dalhousie University, Canada
09:35-10:00 am - Discussion moderated by Dr. Carla Saenz. Questions and answers-
-Discussant: Dr. Sofia Salas, Bioethics Center, Universidad del Desarrollo / Facultad de Medicina Clínica Alemana (Chile), PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center in Chile.