Health Law Symposium 2013
The Center for Health Law Studies
Saint Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy
cordially invite you to attend the
25TH ANNUAL HEALTH LAW SYMPOSIUM:
Regulating Dual-Use Research in Life Sciences
Friday, February 22, 2013
8:45 AM to 3:15 PM
William H. Kniep Courtroom
Life Science research is intended to benefit society; yet, at times, it also creates the potential for uses that threaten public safety. Research that can lead to both benevolent and malevolent uses is known as "Dual-Use Research." Concern over NIH-funded, dual-use research in 2012 refocused public attention on the need for an appropriate balance between scientific discovery and biosecurity. In response, the federal government issued a new policy defining "dual-use research of concern" and requesting agencies to identify their dual-use research projects and manage the security risks associated with them.
What constitutes "dual-use research of concern"? Is it best managed by a federal agency or research institutions? Should any biosecurity risks associated with life sciences research be addressed at the time public funding decisions are made, and can they be managed effectively while the research is in progress or after it has been completed? How can we account for privately funded dual-use research? What international policies are needed? These are some of the questions to be addressed at the 25th Annual Health Law Symposium.
5.0 Missouri CLE credits will be provided
For questions, please contact Amy Sanders, Assistant Director, Center for Health Law Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 977-8176.