2009 Symposium

The Activated Egg 2009


The 2009 keynote was Renee A. Reijo Pera, director of Stanford’s Center for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research and Education (Stanford School of Medicine)

The New York Times, “A conversation with Renee A. Reijo Pera: Using Embryos to Put Fertility First”

Reijo Pera, joined Stanford from the University of California-San Francisco, where she was co-director of the human embryonic stem cell research center and director of the training program funded through the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. In 2003 she established UCSF’s embryonic stem cell program, pulling together faculty with common interests in human embryonic stem cell biology.

I. Glenn CohenDinner Speaker: I. Glenn Cohen, JD, assistant professor at Harvard Law School, and co-director of the Petri-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics.

Prof. Cohen is currently working on projects relating to reproductive technology and medical tourism, but his past work has included projects on end of life decision-making, FDA regulation, research ethics, and commodification. Prior to joining Harvard faculty, Prof. Cohen served as a clerk to Chief Judge Michael Boudin, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Download the full program here (pdf)