Genetics and genomics are becoming crucial to clinical care. As the “precision medicine” revolution spreads, cancer treatment, rare disease diagnosis, and cardiac care increasingly utilize genomics. Unfortunately, law and policy lag behind science, and the law governing genomics remains unclear – which means the time is ripe for analysis and thoughtful recommendations.
On Friday, March 27, 2020, top experts from Harvard Medical School, Columbia University, Vanderbilt University, the University of Minnesota, and other leading genomics and regulatory institutions will convene at Ropes & Gray, LLP, in Boston to tackle the issues. Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C. (“HP&M”) is co-hosting this conference on “LawSeqSM: Facing the Legal Barriers to Genomic Research & Precision Medicine.” Join us in person or by webcast to discuss pressing legal and policy issues in genomic research and clinical care; FDA regulation of genomic devices, software, and algorithms; and uses of genomic data. Speakers include HP&M’s Gail Javitt, JD; MPH, Mark Barnes, JD, LLM, from Ropes & Gray; Alberto Gutierrez, PhD, and Elizabeth Mansfield, PhD, both formerly at FDA; Wendy Chung, MD, PhD, from Columbia University; Barbara Bierer, MD, from Harvard Medical School; and Ellen Wright Clayton, MD, JD, from Vanderbilt University. An agenda and more information is available here. This free one-day conference will offer general CLE credits for New York, California, Illinois, and Minnesota.
Register now to attend in-person or online. The event is presented at the Ropes & Gray, LLP, offices in Boston in collaboration with Hyman, Phelps & McNamara PC; Vanderbilt University Medical Center; and the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences at the University of Minnesota. This conference grows out of an NIH-funded grant on “LawSeqSM: Building a Sound Legal Foundation for Translating Genomics into Clinical Application” based at the University of Minnesota and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in collaboration with a Working Group of national experts. For more information on “LawSeqSM,” visit here.