The President's Council on Bioethics, HHS.
The President's Council on Bioethics (Edmund D. Pellegrino, MD, Chairman) will hold its twenty-fourth meeting, at which, among other things, it will hear presentations on and discuss issues in two broad areas: (1) Children and clinical research and (2) organ procurement and transplantation. Subjects discussed at past Council meetings (though not on the agenda for the present one) include: Cloning, assisted reproduction, reproductive genetics, IVF, ICSI, PGD, sex selection, inheritable genetic modification, patentability of human organisms, neuroscience, aging retardation, and lifespan-extension. Publications issued by the Council to date include: Human Cloning and Human Dignity: An Ethical Inquiry (July 2002); Beyond Therapy: Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Happiness (October 2003); Being Human: Readings from the President's Council on Bioethics (December 2003); Monitoring Stem Cell Research (January 2004), Reproduction and Responsibility: The Regulation of New Biotechnologies (March 2004), Alternative Sources of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells: A White Paper (May 2005), and Taking Care: Ethical Caregiving in Our Aging Society (September 2005).
The meeting will take place Thursday, April 20, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., E.T.; and Friday, April 21, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon, E.T.
The Madison, 15th and M Streets, NW., Washington, DC 20005. Phone 202-862-1600.
Agenda: The meeting agenda will be posted at http://www.bioethics.gov.
Public Comments: The Council encourages public input, either in person or in writing. At this meeting, interested members of the public may address the Council, beginning at 11:45 a.m., on Friday, April 21. Comments are limited to no more than five minutes per speaker or organization. As a courtesy, please inform Ms. Diane Gianelli, Director of Communications, in advance of your intention to make a public statement, and give your name and affiliation. To submit a written statement, mail or e-mail it to Ms. Gianelli at one of the addresses given below.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ms. Diane Gianelli, Director of Communications, The President's Council on Bioethics, Suite 700, 1801 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20006. Telephone: 202/296-4669. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: http://www.bioethics.gov.Start Signature
Dated: March 15, 2006.
F. Daniel Davis,
Executive Director, The President's Council on Bioethics.
[FR Doc. E6-4389 Filed 3-24-06; 8:45 am]
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