WHO virtual seminar for the Region of the Americas. Human genome editing: A framework for governance and recommendations

WHO virtual seminar for the Region of the Americas. Human genome editing: A framework for governance and recommendations
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When:  Friday, September 17th, 2021

Time:   9:00 -10:00 am (EDT) (15:00-16:00 Geneva)

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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

Agenda

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.