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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Symposium Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Gain-of-Function Research: Summary of the Second Symposium, March 10-11, 2016. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23484.
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Appendix C

Symposium Agenda

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20418
March 10-11, 2016

Thursday, March 10: Overview and Context
8:00 am Registration
(coffee and tea will be served)
8:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks

Moderator: Harvey Fineberg, Symposium Planning Committee Chair

Ralph J. Cicerone, President, National Academy of Sciences

Margaret Hamburg, Foreign Secretary, National Academy of Medicine

Jo Handelsman, Office of Science and Technology Policy

Carrie Wolinetz, National Institutes of Health

9:15 Overview of the Draft NSABB Policy Framework and Key Policy Questions

Moderator: Harvey Fineberg, Symposium Planning Committee Chair

Overview of the NSABB Working Paper

Samuel Stanley, Stony Brook University and NSABB Chair

Harvey Fineberg, Symposium Planning Committee Chair

Open Discussion
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Symposium Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Gain-of-Function Research: Summary of the Second Symposium, March 10-11, 2016. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23484.
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10:45 Break
11:15 Informing the Policy Framework: The Risk/Benefit Assessment

Moderator: Charles Haas, Symposium Planning Committee Member

Lessons from the Risk/Benefit Assessment

Rocco Casagrande, Gryphon Scientific

Comments

Louis (Tony) Cox, Cox Associates

Adam Finkel, University of Pennsylvania

Kara Morgan, Battelle

Open Discussion
12:45 pm Lunch

(seating available in the West Court and Members Room - follow signs)

1:45 The Policy Landscape: United States

Moderator: Michelle Mello, Symposium Planning Committee Member

Discussants

Gerald Epstein, Department of Homeland Security

Richard Frothingham, Duke University

Lawrence Kerr, Department of Health and Human Services

Philip Potter, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Open Discussion
3:15 Break
3:45 The Policy Landscape: International Dimensions of GOF Research

Moderator: Barry Bloom, Symposium Planning Committee Member

Discussants

Ruxandra Draghia-Akli, European Commission

Keiji Fukuda, World Health Organization

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Symposium Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Gain-of-Function Research: Summary of the Second Symposium, March 10-11, 2016. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23484.
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Volker ter Meulen, European Academies Science Advisory Council

Silja Vöneky, University of Freiburg and German Ethics Council

Open Discussion
5:15 Adjourn

Reception follows in the Great Hall - all participants welcome

Friday, March 11: Digging Deeper: Key Issues for U.S. Policy Choices
8:30 am Registration
(coffee and tea will be served)
9:00

Informing Policy Design: Insights from the Science of Safety and the Science of Public Consultation

Moderator: Baruch Fischhoff, Symposium Planning Committee Member

Discussants

Ruthanne Huising, McGill University

Gavin Huntley-Fenner, Huntley-Fenner Advisors

Monica Schoch-Spana, UPMC Center for Health Security

Open Discussion
10:30 Break
11:00

Best Practices to Inform National Policy Design and Implementation: Perspectives of Key Stakeholders in the Biomedical and Public Health Communities

Moderator: Philip Dormitzer, Symposium Planning Committee Member

Discussants

Michael Callahan, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Robert Fisher, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Jonathan Moreno, University of Pennsylvania

Ethan Settembre, Seqirus

Open Discussion
Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Symposium Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Gain-of-Function Research: Summary of the Second Symposium, March 10-11, 2016. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23484.
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12:30 pm Lunch

(seating available in the West Court and Members Room - follow signs)

1:30

International Governance: Opportunities for Harmonizing GOF Research Policy and Practice

Moderator: Ronald Atlas, Symposium Planning Committee Member

Discussants

Nisreen AL-Hmoud, Royal Scientific Society of Jordan

George F. Gao, Chinese Academy of Sciences and China CDC

Gabriel Leung, University of Hong Kong

Michael Selgelid, Monash University

Herawati Sudoyo, Indonesian Academy of Sciences and Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology1

Open Discussion
3:00 Break
3:30 Summing Up

Moderator: Harvey Fineberg, Symposium Planning Committee Chair

Summary Remarks

Brief remarks from the moderators of the plenary sessions to summarize what emerged from the discussions during the symposium to inform the NSABB’s recommendations and the U.S. government’s policy choices.

Open Discussion
Concluding Remarks

Harvey Fineberg, Symposium Planning Committee Chair

5:00 Adjourn

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1 Dr. Sudoyo was unable to take part in the symposium.

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Symposium Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Gain-of-Function Research: Summary of the Second Symposium, March 10-11, 2016. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23484.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Symposium Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Gain-of-Function Research: Summary of the Second Symposium, March 10-11, 2016. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23484.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C: Symposium Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. Gain-of-Function Research: Summary of the Second Symposium, March 10-11, 2016. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23484.
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On March 10-11, 2016, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a public symposium on potential U.S. government policies for the oversight of gain-of- function (GOF) research. This was the Academies’ second meeting held at the request of the U.S. government to provide a mechanism to engage the life sciences community and the broader public and solicit feedback on optimal approaches to ensure effective federal oversight of GOF research as part of a broader U.S. government deliberative process.

The first symposium, held in December 2014, examined the underlying scientific and technical questions surrounding the potential risks and benefits of GOF research involving pathogens with pandemic potential. The second symposium focused on discussion of the draft recommendations regarding GOF research of a Working Group of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity. This report summarizes the key issues and ideas identified during the second symposium.

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