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Annual Thomas E. Allen, M.D. Ethics Lecture: The Ethics of Genetic Editing

September 12, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Can we trust ourselves when it comes to Geno Editing?

The Center for a Healthy Maryland and
The MedChi Committee on Ethics & Judicial Affairs Presents a

Panel Discussion on the Ethics of Genetic Editing


Joseph E. Marine, M.D.
MedChi Ethics & Judicial Affairs Committee
Vice-Director, Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital


Jeffrey P. Kahn, PhD, MPH
Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Professor, Dept. of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Bhanu P. Telugu, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Animal and Avian Sciences
University of Maryland, College Park

David L. Valle, M.D.
Director, Johns Hopkins Institute of Genetic Medicine
Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics and Ophthalmology
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Thursday, September 12, 2019

5:30 p.m. – Registration
6:00 p.m. – Dinner
6:30 p.m. – Program   

MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society 
The Historic Olser Hall
1211 Cathedral Street, 21201


Objectives: Participants will be able:

  • To understand the public controversy surrounding genetic editing of human germline DNA and embryos
  • To understand ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice as applied to genetic editing research
  • To make ethical distinctions between genetic editing research on different subjects, including animals, adult humans, children, and human embryos.

For reservations or more information email events@medchi.org. Reservations are required by September 6, 2019.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society and The Center for a Healthy Maryland. MedChi is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


MedChi designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”

This program is jointly sponsored by MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society


September 12, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


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MedChi’s Osler Hall
1211 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, 21201 United States
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