Past Event

Gene Drive Modified Organisms and Practical Considerations for Environmental Risk Assessment

Symposium/Convocation
1:00 PM EDT - 5:00 PM EDT
July 19, 2017

Location: Keck Center of the National Academies
500 Fifth St. NW Washington DC 20001

In collaboration with the ILSI Research Foundation, the Board on Life Sciences of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is convening a half-day symposium on risk assessment of gene drive modified organisms. Specifically, the symposium builds on the 2016 Academies report Gene Drives on the Horizon to explore how to frame and undertake environmental risk assessments of gene drive organisms in a way that will usefully inform decision-making related to their potential release.

The symposium is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Webcast will be available for those unable to attend in person.

For more information about the symposium and to register, please visit: http://ilsirf.org/event/genedrives_july2017/ .