Genetic Discrimination Conference, Galway, 19th of November 2011
The Centre of Disability Law and Policy is co-hosting (in conjunction with the Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse Univeristy, USA) a one-day conference entitled 'Genetic Discrimination - Transatlantic Perspectives on the Case for a European Level Legal Response'. The conference is taking place at the National University of Ireland, Galway on Saturday, 19th November, 2011.
This conference will recount scientific advances that make genetic testing more and more accurate and more sophisticatd. It looks at the ethical debate on how to balance competing rights and interest. It examines the balance struck in the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (2008) in the US. Keeping in mind the technological advances, the ethical context and the balance struck in the US legislation, it will examine the option for a European level response, possibly in the shape of a new non-discrimination Directive.
For further information please see the Centre of Disability Law and Policy event page.
To register for this event please visit this website