Professor Robert Field will chair a panel discussion at the Alumni Meeting of the Brocher Foundation in Hermance, Switzerland June 25 to 27.
The meeting will attract bioethics scholars from around the world. Field will chair a panel on “Genomics: New Ethical, Legal & Social Implications,” during which he will present “Genetic Databases and Distant Relatives: A Proposal for Applying Research Subjects Protections.”
Field, an internationally recognized authority on health policy, law and public health who directs the JD-MPH program, previously presented on the U.S. health care system at the Brocher Foundation in 2012 and 2015.
On June 6, Field gave a presentation on “Genetic Exceptionalism and Special Threats to Privacy: Why are These Data Different?” at the Annual Health Law Professors Conference of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, which was held at Loyola Chicago Law School.