PEALS Spring Symposium, February 2011

The PEALS 2011 international symposium (22-23 February) will be an interdisciplinary event drawing together invited experts in social science, ethics, law, medicine and theology to explore the uses of human reproductive tissues in basic research and the development of therapies for serious illness. 

Entitled 'Provision of human reproductive tissues for research and treatment: principles and practice', the symposium will be held at the Copthorne Millennium Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

The evening before the symposium, Monday 21 February, we will provide the opportunity for some symposium delegates to engage in discussion of this subject with members of the public in a Cafe Scientifique. 

The discussion will be led by Associate Professor Sheryl de Lacey from the School of Nursing & Midwifery, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia; Professor Alison Murdoch, Consultant Gynaecologist and Head of the Newcastle Fertility Centre @ Life; and Professor Erica Haimes, Professorial Fellow in (and Founding Director of) PEALS, with Professor Sarah Cunningham-Burley, Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, Edinburgh University, in the chair.

Published: 10th July 2010