Germline in the Sand: Where Should We Draw the Boundaries for Genome Editing?

Progress Educational Trust
Great Hall, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
19 March 2019 5.30pm (refreshments), 6.15pm-8pm (panel discussion)

A free-to-attend public event about the ethical and scientific boundaries of genome editing, produced by the Progress Educational Trust (PET) and supported by the Scottish Government. Confirmed speakers include Professor Neva Haites, Dr Sarah Chan and Dr Calum MacKellar.
This evening event will be preceded by an afternoon symposium in the same venue, exploring related topics in greater depth. Further details of the symposium can be found here.
If you wish to attend just the evening event, then attendance is free but advance booking is required. Book your place now by emailing sstarr@progress.org.uk
If you wish to attend both the afternoon symposium and the evening event, then there is an attendance fee. Please book your place(s) here.

SPEAKERS

Neva Haites Neva Haites, Emeritus Professor of Medical Genetics at the University of Aberdeen and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event 'Germline in the Sand: Where Should We Draw the Boundaries for Genome Editing?', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019
Emeritus Professor of Medical Genetics, and former Head of the Life Sciences and Medicine, at the University of Aberdeen
Member of the Working Party that produced the Nuffield Council on Bioethics' recent report Genome Editing and Human Reproduction: Social and Ethical Issues

Dr Sarah Chan Dr Sarah Chan, Principal Investigator at the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event 'Germline in the Sand: Where Should We Draw the Boundaries for Genome Editing?', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019
Principal Investigator in the Centre for Biomedicine, Self and Society at the University of Edinburgh's Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics
Member of Genomics England's Ethics Advisory Committee

Dr Calum MacKellar Dr Calum MacKellar, Director of Research at the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics and speaker at the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event 'Germline in the Sand: Where Should We Draw the Boundaries for Genome Editing?', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019
Director of Research at the Scottish Council on Human Bioethics, and Visiting Lecturer in Bioethics at St Mary's University
Coeditor of the books The Ethics of the New Eugenics and Chimera's Children

PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

The Scottish Government, supporter of the Progress Educational Trust's FREE-to-attend event 'Germline in the Sand: Where Should We Draw the Boundaries for Genome Editing?', taking place at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on the evening of Tuesday 19 March 2019