Panel Discussion: Biobanking in the US - Part 2

This event was held on April 30, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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At this session- the second of four forums on the topic of biobanking- experts from a variety of scientific, policy and religious perspectives will explore current and proposed U.S. biobanks, such as those operated by Kaiser Permanente and Veterans Administration, along with the assumption of public risk vs. the rewards. The goal of this four part discussion series is to spark a dialogue among members of the Ann Arbor community regarding the implications of biobank development. The next two panel discussions will be held in May.

These forums are hosted and facilitated by the Life Sciences and Society Program of the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, in conjunction with the Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County. The April discussions will be moderated by Susan King, Associate Director of the Life Sciences and Society Program and George Lambrides, Executive Director for the Interfaith Round Table of Washtenaw County.

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