Thursday, March 05, 2009

Conference on Food, Famine and Future Technologies

Appignani Bioethics Center

in collaboration with

The University of Montreal: Bioethics Programs present:

Food, Famine, and Future Technologies:

Ethical Dilemmas in a Hungry World

May 22-23, 2009 in NYC

Cocktail Reception: Friday, May 22, 2009, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: Tudor Hotel at the United Nations, New York City, 304 E 42nd St. (between 1st and 2nd Ave), New York, NY 10017. Mediterranean food and wine will be served. Featured at the reception will be an Argentinean Tango performance by Laura Real., at

onference: Friday and Saturday, May 22-23, 8:30 AM-6:30 PM, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM cocktail reception

Conference room: 777 UN Plazas, 2nd Floor, (44th St and 1st Ave), New York 10017

Taking a broad and cross-disciplinary approach to addressing ethical dilemmas raised by genomic applications in agriculture, conference topics include agri-genomic innovations and their impact on society as a whole and environmental, economic, ethical, and social issues within agri-genomics.

The Conference will cover the following topics:

• Genomics research in agriculture (agri-genomics) and its diverse applications

• Consumers' perception and the media

• How to benefit human health and the food supply using genomic crops

• Environmental, economic, ethical, and social impacts within agri-genomics applications

• Lessons learned from genetically modified organisms for health and development

• Environmental safety and sustainability

• Development of sustainable nutrition for growing populations

• How to optimize stakeholder competition and cooperation

These topics will be addressed through paper presentations and panel discussions. The deadline for the submission of abstracts (no more than 150 words) is April 15, 2009. Send them electronically to: or

Accepted papers will be peer-reviewed and published in our conference proceedings. Virtual registrations will also be available for those unable to attend the conference-this allows you to submit a paper for review and possible publication. The conference is open to the general public.

The address for the submission of abstracts/papers, registration and inquiries is:

P.O. Box
4104, Grand Central Station, New York, NY 10162

Phone: (212) 687-3324

Registration forms and other details are posted at and

Registration fee is $100 and students' fee is $50. All fees are payable by check to the address above by April 15, 2009 or at the conference desk. Registration fees include participation in all sessions, conference kit, refreshments and coffee breaks, and cocktail reception.

*One can attend the cocktail reception only and pay at the door, for a fee of $55.

For more details about the conference please check: or

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