Expanding the ELSI Universe

Expanding the ELSI Universe

The 4th ELSI Congress

Farmington, CT • June 5-7, 2017

The Congress begins at 7:30 am on Monday, June 5 and adjourns at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, June 7.

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Registration fee for the event is $225.

This 4th ELSI Congress is the latest in a series of major conferences for researchers and others interested in the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of genomic research. With keynote speakers, plenary panels, workshops, and a wide range of paper, panel, and poster presentations, the Congress will provide an opportunity for scholars to reflect on current research and to envision future directions for ELSI research. The Congress seeks the engagement of researchers and students from inside and outside academia, from multiple disciplines and professions, and from the U.S. and other countries.

Keynote and Plenary Talks include:

Innovating Ourselves for the Era of Precision Health 
 – Stephanie Devaney, Keynote Speaker, Deputy Director, NIH All of Us (Precision Medicine Initiative) Program

All of Us: What are the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications for All of Us?
 – Pearl O’Rourke, Director of Human Research Affairs at Partners HealthCare Systems in Boston, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Ethics & Omics: The Return of Results in the Clinic
 – James Evans, Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics and Medicine, University of North Carolina

Genes, Ancestry and Identity
 – Alondra Nelson, Professor, Dean of Social Science, Columbia University

Reinventing ELSI
 – Wylie Burke, Professor, Department of Bioethics and Humanities, University of Washington

Previous ELSI Congresses:

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC • April 2011
  • Case Western University, Cleveland, OH • May 2008
  • National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD • January 2001