Dayne Bowen Matthew and Vence L. Bonham speaker photos

Save the Date! ELSI Friday Forum Series Premieres November 13

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 an 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.

On November 13 join us for a conversation on “Structural Racism and Genomics in the Time of COVID,” with Dayna Bowen Matthew, JD, PhD, Dean and Harold H. Greene Professor of Law at George Washington University and Vence L. Bonham, Jr, JD, Senior Advisor to the NHGRI Director on Genomics and Health Disparities and Associate Investigator, Social and Behavioral Research Branch at NHGRI.

The conversation continues on December 11 on "Addressing Racism in Research and Clinical Practice” with panelists Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH, pediatrician and public health advocate who serves as the chief medical officer of San Diego 211, and as the director of equity and justice for The California Children’s Trust; Daphne Martschenko, PhD, postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics; and Robert D. Steiner, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Genetics in Medicine.

Upcoming ELSI Friday Forums in 2021 will include issues of biobanking in the COVID era; host genomics and vaccinomics; law and genetic privacy; genomics research with Indigenous Communities, gene therapies, as well as the integration of visual arts in ELSI work.

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 are interested, please join fellow audience members for an informal discussion in a zoom meeting immediately following the forum. For those who cannot attend the live event, each session will be recorded and archived on the ELSIhub Video page.

Closed/open captioning and/or transcripts will be provided for both live and recorded events.


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