An International Interdisciplinary Conference hosted by SCRIPTed
March 29-31, 2009
University of Edinburgh

The conference will focus on evolving and emerging technologies and new-technology-driven practices and their impact on the overlapping fields of (1) healthcare, (2) information technology and (3) intellectual property, each of which are increasingly important in the post-genomic and post-AI world, with its heavy reliance on new technologies and their distribution.

Confirmed speakers

Stream 1 ‘Medicine and Healthcare’:
Professor Bartha Maria Knoppers, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada
“Population Biobanks: International Collaboration and Access”

Stream 2 ‘Information and Communication Technology’:
Professor Dan Hunter, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
“Information Monoculture”

Stream 3 ‘Intellectual Property’:
Dr Francis Gurry, Deputy Director World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
“The Future Direction of the International Patent System”

Call for Papers

Those interested in presenting a paper at the “Governance of New Technologies” conference should email Authors should identify the conference title in the subject line of the email.

Abstracts should be attached to the email as a Word document. Abstracts should:

  • identify the author’s name, institutional affiliation, and the stream within which the author believes the paper most appropriately falls;
  • specify their audio-visual requirements; and
  • contain a 300 word outline/summary of the paper.

We are accepting abstracts from now until 15 November 2008. Early submission is recommended as places are limited.

Paper Presenters will have to register in the usual manner.


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