Autism, Ethics and Society
University College London/Institute of Education
John Zachary Young Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
28 June 2010 9.30am-5.30pm
An event addressing the ethical, social and other implications of current scientific research into autism.
Topics addressed at this event will include:
the concerns of non-scientists about new scientific discoveries relating to autism;
how society responds to new scientific discoveries relating to autism;
how people with autism can be more directly involved in both the genesis of scientific research, and the shaping of its social implications.
Speakers at this event include BioNews Webmaster and Progress Educational Trust (PET) Communications Officer Sandy Starr, who will discuss the PET project Spectrum of Opinion: Genes, Autism and Psychological Spectrum Disorders at a session entitled 'The New Translational Genetics and Its Ethical Challenges'.