November 12, 2010

Advance Notice

Wagner leads conversation on bioethics panel

President Jim Wagner, with University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, will lead a conversation on the work of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. The event will be Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Centers for Disease Control.

“Universities on the Leading Edge: Advancing Dialogue on Bioethics” follows the Nov. 16-17 meeting of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues at Emory. Wagner is vice chair and Gutmann is chair of the national panel appointed by President Barack Obama.

Wagner and Gutmann will discuss the commission’s work and the role of responsible advance of scientific research, health care delivery and technological innovation.

Kathy Kinlaw, associate director of Emory’s Center for Ethics and Jonathan Moreno, professor of ethics, medical ethics and history and sociology of science at Penn, will moderate the conversation.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be in Building 19 of the CDC’s Global Communications Center. Registration and a reception start at 6 p.m.

Register online

A valid U.S. government-issued ID is required to enter the CDC. Participants whose ID is not U.S.-government issued should contact Michael Parker.

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