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We would like to invite you to submit an abstract for our ELSI 2.0 ( and EUCelLEX Project ( Satellite Symposium at the International Association of Bioethics (IAB) in Edinburgh on Tuesday 14 June 2016.

The symposium will be comprised of:

Panel Session: 'Socio-Ethical and Legal (ELSI) Implications of Genome Editing Technologies'.
Confirmed speakers include: Associate Professor Ainsley Newson, University of Sydney, Australia; Professor Kazuto Kato, Osaka University, Japan; Assoc. Prof Rosario Isasi, Department of Human Genetics, University of Miami, USA.
Chair: Dr Sarah Chan, Usher Institute for Population Health Sciences and Informatics, University of Edinburgh
We are now calling for abstracts for the following sessions, that can be on any ELSI topic:
• Presentations of 20 minutes
• Pecha Kucha presentations (for those who are new to Pecha Kucha, speakers have 20 slides, with 20 seconds per slide and 2 minutes for questions, for a fast and fun 10-minute presentation!)
• ELSI 2.0 'Making Connections' zone for discussion groups to meet
Please submit an abstract, stating your name, institution, session type and outline (no more than 300 words) to Imogen Holbrook: by Friday 1st April 2016

We are delighted to announce that there will be a limited number of bursaries available to subsidise junior researchers (from within and outside the EU) to participate. If you would like to be considered for a bursary please include with your pecha kucha application, a copy of your CV and a paragraph explaining why you would like to attend.

For more details and for updates about this event see:

Please distribute this amongst your networks, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,
On behalf of Prof. Jane Kaye (Director, HeLEX Centre for Health, Law and Emerging Technologies), Prof. Rosario Isasi (Centre for Genomics and Policy, McGill University) and Dr. Emmanuelle Rial-Sebagg (Permanent Researcher, Inserm & Coordinator of the EUcelLEX project)