ELSI 2.0 + EuCelLEX Project Satellite Symposium

Venue: Edinburgh

Date: 14 June 2016

Organised by Oxford University – HelLEx


ELSI 2.0  (https://elsi2workspace.tghn.org/)  and EUCelLEX (https://www.eucellex.eu/) Project Joint Symposium ‘Exploring International Policy Development in Regenerative Medicine‘ alongside the 13th World Congress of Bioethics in Edinburgh on Tuesday 14th June 2016.

The event will include a Panel session considering ‘Socio-Ethical and Legal (ELSI) Implications of Genome Editing Technologies‘. The session will be Chaired by Dr Sarah Chan, Usher Institute for Population Health Sciences and Informatics, University of Edinburgh.

Panellists include:

  • Associate Professor Ainsley Newson, University of Sydney, Australia;
  • Professor Kazuto Kato, Osaka University, Japan;
  • Associate Professor Rosario Isasi, Department of Human Genetics, University of Miami, USA


We are now calling for abstracts for the following sessions, that can be on any ELSI topic:

  • Presentations of 20 minutes
  • Pecha Kucha presentations*
  • 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 Fiona Coldwell: helex@dph.ox.ac.uk 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 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!