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International Bioethics Symposium “Ethical, Legal, and Social issues of Human Brain Organoid Research and Application”

December 2, 2022

International Bioethics Symposium “Ethical, Legal, and Social issues of Human Brain Organoid Research and Application”

We are pleased to announce that the International Bioethics Symposium "Ethical, Legal, and Social issues of Human Brain Organoid Research and Application" will be held on December 2, 2022.

This symposium will cover ethical, legal, and social issues in brain organoid research and application, which have been progressing rapidly in recent years. We hope to have a lively discussion with the speakers and participants of the symposium.

If you are interested in it, please join us.

Program

Date:
Friday, 2 December 2022
Time:
9:30-17:30 [JST]
Venue:
Hybrid Meeting (Kyoto University, Shirankaikan, Inamori Hall/Zoom Online Meeting)
[NOTE] On-site participation will be closed when a capacity of 100 is reached.
[NOTE] Highspeed LAN/WiFi environment advised for stability
[NOTE] Update the software to the latest version
Language:
English

Eligibility

Academic researchers and students

Schedule

Introductory Remarks & ELSI Overview

9:30 Tsutomu Sawai, Hiroshima University / Kyoto University

Session 1: Brain Organoids in Vitro – Science

10:00 Momoko Watanabe, University of California, Irvine
10:30 Hideya Sakagushi, RIKEN BDR

Session 2: Brain Organoids in Vitro – Consciousness

11:00 Takuya Niikawa, Kobe University
11:30 Yoshiyuki Hayashi, Saitama Medical University

Lunch Break

12:00 Lunch Break

Session 3: Transplantation of Brain Organoids into Animal Brains – Science & Ethics

13:00 Tetsuhiro Kikuchi, Kyoto University
13:30 Alexander Erler, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University

Session 4: Empirical Apporach to Brain Organoid Research and Application

14:00 Tetsushi Tanibe, Saitama Prefectural University
14:30 Masanori Kataoka, Hiroshima University

Coffee break

15:00 Coffee break

Session 5: Future Clinical Transplantation, Legislation and Regulations

15:20 Elizabeth Thomas, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
15:50 Tsung-Ling Lee, Taipei Medical University

Keynote Speech

16:20 Julian Savulescu, National University of Singapore

Commentary & Closing Remarks

17:00 Tadashi Isa, Kyoto University

Registration

Pre-registered participants only
Registration Form (Google Form)

[IMPORTANT] Participants shall not disclose any confidential information to others since unpublished data may appear in the presentations.

We will send the Zoom link approximately one week prior to the Workshop.

Organizers

Tsutomu Sawai (Associate Professor, Hiroshima University/Associate Investigator, WPI-ASHBi, Kyoto University)

Tadashi Isa (Professor, WPI-ASHBi, Kyoto University)

Contact

Tsutomu Sawai