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Project Title: Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee

PIN: BLSX-K-05-04-A         

Major Unit:
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Institute of Medicine

Sub Unit:
Board on Life Sciences
Board on Health Sciences Policy

RSO:
Fagen, Adam

Subject/Focus Area:
Biology and Life Sciences; Health and Medicine; Policy for Science and Technology


Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee Meeting
March 5, 2007 - March 6, 2007
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001



If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:


Contact Name: Merc Fox
Email: mfox@nas.edu
Phone: 202-334-2376
Fax: 202-334-1289


Agenda:

NATIONAL ACADEMIES HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH ADVISORY COMMITTEE

March 5-6, 2007
Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth Street, N.W. • Washington, D.C. 20001


AGENDA


Monday, March 5, 2007

CLOSED SESSION – COMMITTEE AND STAFF ONLY
8:00 a.m. Closed committee session begins


OPEN SESSION
9:30 a.m. Chimera Experiments with Stem Cells (Richard O. Hynes, Moderator)

Lessons learned from the Parkinson’s Disease Field
Ole Isacson, Professor of Neurology (Neuroscience), Harvard Medical School; Director, Center for Neuroregeneration Research/Neuroregeneration Laboratories, McLean Hospital

The Ethics of Chimera Research
Laurie Zoloth, Professor of Medical Humanities & Bioethics and Religion; Director of Center for Bioethics, Science and Society, Northwestern University

Measuring Animal Pain and Distress
Andrew Rowan, Executive Vice President for Operations, Humane Society of the United States; CEO, Humane Society International

Panel Discussion with Committee
Richard Hynes, Moderator


12:00 p.m. Working Lunch: Discussion of approaches to social justice issues
Jonathan D. Moreno, David and Lyn Silfen University Professor, University of Pennsylvania




CLOSED DATA-GATHERING SESSION

1:00 p.m. Discussion of oocyte procurement, reimbursement, and compensation (R. Alta Charo, Moderator)

• Robert Goldstein, Chief Scientific Officer, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
• Insoo Hyun, Assistant Professor of Bioethics, Case Western Reserve University
• Laurie Zoloth, Professor of Medical Humanities & Bioethics and Religion; Director of Center for Bioethics, Science and Society, Northwestern University
• Suheil J. Muasher, The Muasher Center for Fertility and IVF, Fairfax, VA; Member of Executive Council, Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology
• Susan English, Nursing Manager, The Muasher Center for Fertility and IVF, Fairfax, VA
• L. Ebony Boulware, Assistant Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine and Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
• Panel Discussion with Committee


3:30 p.m. Break


CLOSED SESSION – COMMITTEE AND STAFF ONLY
3:45 p.m. Closed committee session resumes



Tuesday, March 6, 2007

CLOSED SESSION – COMMITTEE AND STAFF ONLY
8:00 a.m. Closed committee session begins
3:00 p.m. Meeting adjourns



Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
R. Alta Charo
Richard O. Hynes
Brigid Hogan
Marcia Imbrescia
Terry Magnuson
Linda B. Miller
Jonathan Moreno
Pilar N. Ossorio
E. Albert Reece
Joshua R. Sanes
Harold T. Shapiro
John E. Wagner


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Oocyte Procurement, Chimera Research, other topics for possible committee consideration

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
Letter to committee on chimera research.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: March 7, 2007