Overcoming Regulatory Impasse in Stem Cell Regulation in Argentina

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Global Health Seminar Series

Professor Graeme Laurie & Dr Shawn Harmon

( Mason Institute, School of Law, University of Edinburgh )

"Overcoming Regulatory Impasse in Stem Cell Regulation in Argentina "

This seminar reflects on an AHRC and ESRC-funded research collaboration with the Argentinian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovative Production (MOST), from 2007-2012, which served as a key driver in the formation of regulatory structures, norms, knowledge and social understanding, helping to overcome state non-intervention in the regulation of regenerative medicine. As an example of funded research that delivered real world impact, the speakers will share their experiences of direct engagement with the stakeholders in law/policy, medical and scientific communities, and will discuss the implications of the research that exposed a strong appetite for top-down legal intervention. This project was a REF2014 impact case study and the speakers will also reflect on lessons learned from that experience.

Wednesday May 13th 2015

12-1pm

Room 1

The Chaplaincy

1 Bristo Square

EH8 9AL

A light sandwich lunch will be provided.


Graeme Laurie is Professor of Medical Jurisprudence at the University of Edinburgh and Founding Director of the JK Mason Institute for Medicine, Life Sciences and the Law. He is the holder of a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award and Principal Investigator for a project entitled Confronting the Liminal Spaces of Health Research Regulation. Graeme previously held the role of PI and Director of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Research Centre for Studies in Intellectual Property and Technology Law - also known as SCRIPT - from 2007-2011, until he took up the position of Director of Research in the School of Law (2011-2014). His research interests include the role of law in promoting and regulating science, medicine and technology. Professor Graeme Laurie

Shawn Harmon is a former general practitioner and litigator who now specialises in medical law and ethics, health research regulation, and the governance of new and emerging technologies, particularly those implicating human health and biomedicine, and the convergence of technologies and how that might impact on the law and society. He has also researched in the area of disability and arts, and in the communication of science. Past projects has explored ethico-legal issues in medical practice, medical research, and biotech innovation, and the interaction of research and governance frameworks with commercial interests, and with bioethical values, and human rights. His interest in empirical methods and the operation of law in society has led to empirical projects in the UK and Latin America, and to novel ways of communicating science and law. - Dr Shawn Harmon

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