Embassy of the Czech Republic
Sept. 28, at 10 am

The Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, invites you to the symposium Mendel’s Peas and Today’s Genes: Healthcare, Ethics, and Genetics, on September 28, 2017, at 10 am, in the Fisher Colloquium at Georgetown University, with opening remarks by Czech Ambassador Hynek Kmoníček.  

The keynote address on Gregor Mendel and his legacy will be delivered by Ondřej Dostál, Director of the Mendel Museum in the Czech Republic, followed by an expert panel discussing topics such as inherited breast cancer by Lombardi Senior Genetics Counselor Beth Peskin, reproductive ethics by legal expert Susan Crockin, genomic medicine by Oncology Professor Kevin FitzGerald, and eugenics by Kennedy Institute of Ethics Professor Emeritus LeRoy Walters.  

Using genetic technologies, we can decide which IVF embryos are transferred to a woman’s uterus, predict what diseases will impact our lives, and develop treatments to better manage our healthcare. However, these possibilities have also brought ethical concerns. Explore the new era of genetics as well as the questions that have arisen as the result of scientific advancements.  

RSVP is required by September 25, 2017 to https://geneticstoday.eventbrite.com | Admission is free.

Registration check-in is from 9:30 am-10 am on September 28.

A buffet lunch of Czech cuisine prepared by the Embassy of the Czech Republic will follow the event.

LOCATION: Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business
Rafik B. Hariri Building, 4th Floor, Fisher Colloquium
Washington, DC 20057

For more information regarding a map of location and parking please click here.

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