Panel Discussion: Biobanking in the US - Part 3

This event was held on May 14, 2009 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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At this session- the third of four forums on the topic of biobanking- experts from a variety of scientific, policy and religious perspectives will explore questions of ownership, consent and opportunities for economic development and potential citizen concerns over biobanking. They will address the question of whether Michigan citizens would be willing to join a National biobank. 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 panel discussion will be held on May 21.

The discussions will be moderated by Susan King, Associate Director of the Life Sciences and Society Program and George Lambrides, Executive Director for the Interfaith Found Table of Washtenaw County. 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.

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