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Medical Tourism for Experimental Therapies: An In-Depth Exploration of Stem Cell Therapy Tourism with Professor Glenn Cohen

Date: October 11, 2012
Time: 11:30 AM - 12:50 PM
Cost: Registration fee for CLE credit is $35; free for Hamline Law alumni and guests not earning CLE.
Contact: Kari Winter, kwinter03@hamline.edu or 651-523-2130
Location: Room 101
Sponsor: Health Law Institute
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"Medical Tourism for Experimental Therapies: An In-Depth Exploration of Stem Cell Therapy Tourism"
Presented by I. Glenn Cohen, Assistant Professor and Co-Director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School

11:30 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.: Presentation, School of Law Room 101
12:10 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Q & A, School of Law Room 101
12:30 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.: Reception, School of Law Atrium

Light lunch will be served.

Approved for 1 Standard CLE credit. Event Code: 171625

By traveling abroad patients can get experimental therapies that they cannot get at home. This presentation will mirror one of the most fascinating chapters of Professor Cohen’s forthcoming book on medical tourism, focusing on the most notable current instances of medical tourism for experimental therapies: “stem cell tourism.” First, he explains what stem cell therapies are, how they work, and the potential risks in a non-technical manner. He then examines legal, ethical, and policy issues relating to stem cell tourism: how to design a pathway for innovation that protects patients without stifling the development of these therapies, how to guide self-regulation, what regulation (if any) home countries should attempt over patients seeking these therapies abroad, and the special difficulties involved when parents seek to take their children abroad for stem cell therapies.

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Please note the presentation start time has been delayed 10 minutes from the initial announcement and will begin at 11:30 a.m. instead of 11:20 a.m.