Conference: Genomics and genethics

Aegina island, Greece, 10th-14th September 2015.

Applications close 22nd May, 2015.

2015 COST Action IS1303 CHIPME SUMMER SCHOOL

‘Genomics and Genethics: current developments and controversies’

The 2015 COST Action IS1303 – CHIPME SUMMER SCHOOL is co-organised by members of the Action’s three Working Groups and which will take place in the picturesque Aegina island in Greece. The School will be an opportunity for postgraduate, postdoctoral or established researchers, as well as other suitably qualified individuals working in the relevant academic and non-academic fields, to avail of a mixture of cutting-edge lectures and interactive sessions in the following areas:

=> Translating genomic research to genomic medicine
=> Direct to consumer genetic testing: scientific, legal and ethical concerns
=> Incidental findings and informed consent
=> Genomics in developing countries
=> Genomics, markets and justice/inequality
=> Economics of genomic medicine and health technology assessment
=> Intellectual property in genomics
=> Policy-making, public engagement and genetic literacy

This School (organised by the COST Action IS1303) is open to individuals from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds (incl. scientific, health care, sociological, philosophical, bioethical, economic, journalistic and other fields) as well as individuals from both academic and non-academic backgrounds.

For full details, funding opportunities, application procedure and deadlines, please go here.

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