Sep 2017

Fisher Colloquium, Rafik B. Harris Building, Georgetown University - McDonough School of Business: 10am–1pm

Medel’s Peas and Today’s Genes: Healthcare, Ethics, and Genetics

The KIE, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, is holding a symposium on the ethics of genetic medicine and technologies.

The symposium will feature remarks by Czech Ambassador Hynek Kmoníček, a keynote address by Ondřej Dostál, Director of the Mendel Museum in the Czech Republic, and an expert panel featuring members of the Georgetown community, including Professor of Oncology and Senior Genetic Counselor at Lombardi Cancer Center Beth N. Peshkin, legal expert and scholar at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Susan Crockin, Dr. David Lauler Chair of Catholic Health Care Ethics in the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University and Associate Professor of Oncology Kevin T. FitzGerald, and KIE Professor Emeritus LeRoy Walters.

Admission is free; however RSVP is required by September 25, 2017. Registration and check-in will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on the morning of the event. A light buffet lunch of Czech cuisine prepared by the Embassy will follow the event.

The event is held at the Fisher Colloquium, located on the fourth floor of the McDonough School of Business Rafik B. Hariri Building at Georgetown University. For more information on parking and transportation options, please click here.