Public Conference

Trilateral meeting of the ethics councils of France, the UK and Germany on 21 October 2016 in Berlin

Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Leibniz-Saal, Markgrafenstraße 38, 10117 Berlin

Die Teilnehmer des 7. trilateralen Treffens der Ethikräte Deutschlands, Frankreichs und Großbritanniens am 21. Oktober 2016 in Berlin, Deutscher Ethikrat, Fotograf: Reiner Zensen

Topic

Following a well-established tradition, the German Ethics Council has invited the ethics councils of France (Comité consultatif national d’éthique) and the United Kingdom (Nuffield Council on Bioethics) to a trilateral meeting in Berlin on 21 October 2016.

In dialogue with the guests from France and the United Kingdom, the German Ethics Council discusses current developments in the field of bioethics and regarding cooperation at the European level.

This meeting focuses on the topic of genome editing, its use in plants and animals as well as specifically in humans.

Programme

Welcome
Peter Dabrock · Chair of the German Ethics Council
Jean-Claude Ameisen · Chair of the Comité consultatif national d’éthique
Jonathan Montgomery · Chair of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics

Genome Editing: The Nuffield Council Review
Peter Mills · Nuffield Council on Bioethics
Presentation

Discussion

Legal Classification of Genome Editing and its Use in Plants
Jens Kahrmann · Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety
Presentation

The Situation in France
Jean-Claude Ameisen · Comité consultatif national d’éthique

Discussion

Genome Editing. Use in Animals –A German Perspective
Steffen Augsberg · Deutscher Ethikrat
Presentation

The Situation in France
Jean-Claude Ameisen · Comité consultatif national d’éthique

Discussion

Editing the Genome of Human Embryos: German Perspectives
Reinhard Merkel · German Ethics Council
Presentation

The Situation in France
Cynthia Fleury, Laure Coulombel · Comité consultatif national d’éthique

Discussion

Current and Future Work Programme
Jean-Claude Ameisen · Comité consultatif national d’éthique
Hugh Whittall · Nuffield Council on Bioethics
Peter Dabrock · German Ethics Council

Closing remarks
Peter Dabrock · Chair of the German Ethics Council