ELSI Friday Forum Seminar Series
ELSI Friday Forum is a monthly one-hour seminar series featuring topics on the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genetics and genomics research. Join us from 12:00-1:00 pm ET / 9:00-10:00 am PT on the second Friday of each month for talks and panels on a broad array of issues, explored through an ELSI lens.
Each hour-long forum will be immediately followed by a half-hour informal networking session for audience members who would like to continue the discussion. A zoom link to the networking session will be provided in the Zoom Chat before the end of each forum and emailed to all registrants.
Each forum will end with a Q&A with the audience and speakers: please bring your questions, expertise, and opinions to the debate! For those who cannot attend the live event, each session will be recorded and archived on the ELSIhub Video page (recording links are also available below).
Closed/open captioning and/or transcripts will be provided for live and recorded events.
Following a break in August 2021, the 2nd ELSI Friday Forum series will begin in September.
September 10, 2021 - Remembering 9/11: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues with Using DNA for Disaster Victim Identification – Click here for more information and to register
- Amy Mundorff, PhD
- Jay Aronson, PhD
- Moderated by Jennifer Wagner, JD, PhD
July 9, 2021 - Current Legal Challenges to Abortion: Implications for Prenatal Genetics – Watch the recording here
- Ellen Wright Clayton, MD, JD
- Marsha Michie, PhD
- Moderated by Laura Hercher, MA, MS
June 11, 2021 - Ethical Challenges in Novel Gene Therapies for Sickle Cell Disease – Watch the recording here
- Liza-Marie Johnson, MD, MPH, MSB
- Melissa Creary, PhD, MPH
- Moderated by Pilar Ossorio, JD, PhD
May 14, 2021 - Genomics and Data Sovereignty: Policy and Deliberative Approaches for Engaging Indigenous Communities – Watch the recording here
- Stephanie Russo Carroll, DrPH
- Justin Lund, MA
- Moderated by Nanibaa’ Garrison, PhD
April 9, 2021 – Widening the Lens: Using Arts in ELSI Research – Watch the recording here
- Sydney Cheek-O'Donnell, PhD
- Erin Talati Paquette, MD, JD
- Erin Rothwell, PhD
- Moderated by Maya Sabatello, LLB, PhD
March 12, 2021 - Migrant DNA: Context, Ethics and legal Issues - Watch the recording here
- Sara Katsanis, MS
- Vera Eidelman, JD
- Moderated by Paul Appelbaum, MD
- Gail Geller, ScD, MHS
- Priya Duggal, PhD
- Moderated by Holly Taylor, PhD, MPH
January 8, 2021 - Biobanking in the Era of COVID - Watch the recording here
- Sara Chandros Hull, PhD
- Kyle Brothers, MD, PhD
- Moderated by Aaron Goldenberg, PhD
December 11, 2020 - Addressing Racism in Research and Clinical Practice - Watch the recording here.
- Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH
- Robert D. Steiner, MD
- Daphne Martschenko, PhD
- Moderated by Mildred Cho, PhD
November 13, 2020 - Structural Racism and Genomics in the Time of COVID - Watch the recording here.
- Dayna Bowen Matthew, JD, PhD
- Vence L. Bonham, Jr, JD
- Moderated by Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, PhD