Meeting One: July 8-9, 2010, in Washington, D.C

8:30 - 9:00 AM: Swearing-in Ceremony

Kathleen Sebelius
Department of Health and Human Services

Howard K. Koh, M.D., MPH
Assistant Secretary for Health
Department of Health and Human Services

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9:00 - 9:30 AM: Welcome and Introductions

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9:30 - 10:30 AM: Session 1: Overview and Context of the Science and Technology

Drew Endy, Ph.D.
Terman Fellow & Asst. Professor of Bioengineering
Stanford University
BIOFAB: International Open Facility Advancing Biotechnology
The BioBricks Foundation

Bonnie L. Bassler, Ph.D.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Squibb Professor
Dept. of Molecular Biology
Princeton University
American Society for Microbiology

Robert Carlson, Ph.D.

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10:30 - 10:45 AM: Break

10:45 AM - 12:30 PM: Session 2: Applications

J. Craig Venter, Ph.D.
Founder and President
J. Craig Venter Institute

George Church, Ph.D.
Professor of Genetics
Harvard Medical School

Kristala L. J. Prather, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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12:30 - 1:45 PM: Lunch

1:45 - 3:00 PM: Session 3: Benefits and Risks

Allison Snow, Ph.D.
Dept. of Evolution, Ecology & Organismal Biology
Ohio State University

Jim Thomas
Programme Manager
ETC Group

Nancy M.P. King, J.D.
Dept. of Social Sciences and Health Policy
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
WFU Center for Bioethics, Health, and Society

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3:00 - 4:00 PM: Session 4: Ethics

Gregory Kaebnick, Ph.D.
Research Scholar
The Hastings Center
The Hastings Center Report

Allen Buchanan, Ph.D.
James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy
Duke University
Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy
Duke University
Distinguished Research Associate
Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford

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4:00 - 4:15 PM: Break

4:15 - 5:15 PM: Session 5: Plenary

Speakers Roundtable
Moderated by Amy Gutmann, Ph.D.

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9:00 - 10:30 AM: Session 6: Ethics

David Rejeski
Science and Technology Innovation Program
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Markus Schmidt, Ph.D.
Organisation for International Dialogue and Conflict Management
Vienna, Austria

Paul Root Wolpe, Ph.D.
Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Bioethics
Center for Ethics
Emory University

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10:30 - 10:45 AM: Break

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM: Session 7: Federal Oversight

Amy Patterson, M.D.
Acting Director
Office of Science Policy
Office of Biotechnology Activities
National Institutes of Health

Michael Rodemeyer, J.D.
Dept. of Science, Technology & Society
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Virginia

Edward H. You
Supervisory Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate
Countermeasures Unit I
Bioterrorism Prevention Program

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