The future for biomedical collections: ethics, law and social connections in health-related research
JK Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and Law Anniversary Event
28th May 2013
4pm-5.30pm followed by a wine reception
McEwan Hall Reception Room, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG
We are delighted to invite you to the first anniversary event of the Mason Institute. This public discussion will be led by international scholars and policy leaders and is an opportunity to learn about the research potential of human sample and data collections and contribute to high-level debate on their future use. Professor Eric Meslin (Indiana University), Professor Alastair Campbell (National University of Singapore) and Dr Sara Grainger (Scottish Government) will discuss this topic in light of their long-standing and collective experience of working in the field. The panel are pioneers in the ethics and governance of the collections and will be answering questions from the audience on how we should respond to the ethical, social and legal challenges that they generate.
The event will be chaired by Professor Graeme Laurie (Professor of Medical Jurisprudence, School of Law, University of Edinburgh)
The discussion will be followed by a wine reception. This event is open to everyone and free of charge, though places are limited.