Please join us for a discussion of critical legal, ethical, scientific, and social issues raised by research involving non-human primates, and the research centers that house them. What does the current regulatory structure require and permit, what gaps exist, what enforcement problems have arisen, and how are they being addressed at Harvard and elsewhere? How should scientific and medical interests be balanced against the interests of the animals, and how might the ethical and/or regulatory analysis differ depending on the type of primate involved? What trends are emerging with regard to funding, scientific approaches, and public opinion? Our panelists will address these questions and others in the course of a lively debate.
- Richard Born, MD, Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School
- Hope Ferdowsian, MD, MPH, Adjunct Associate Professor, Georgetown University Medical Center and Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, George Washington University Department of Medicine
- Steven Niemi, DVM, DACLAM, Director, Office of Animal Resources, Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
- Moderator: Kristen A. Stilt, JD, PhD, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.
Sponsored by the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, the Animal Law and Policy Program at Harvard Law School, and the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School, with support from the Oswald DeN. Cammann Fund.