Expert Workshop on Innovation and Adaptive Governance in Biotechnology

Expert Workshop on Innovation and Adaptive Governance in Biotechnology
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As part of the IRGC International conference on the theme of ‘From Crisis Management to Risk Governance’, IRGC organised  jointly with Tsinghua University,  an expert workshop on Innovation and Adaptive Governance in Biotechnology

Technology development strategies and risk governance policies are commonly treated as separate spheres. This workshop focues on how the location, pace and diffusion of technological innovation are affected by the management of associated risks.

Workshop Agenda

Welcome and Introduction

Lan XUE,Tsinghua University
Manuel HEITOR, IST Portugal and IRGC Portugal
Kenneth OYE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Relationship between innovation and risk management by public authorities

Moderator: Granger MORGAN, Carnegie Mellon University

Session 1 – Application: Pharmaceuticals

• Introduction of the session: Kenneth OYE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Yi FENG, China State Food and Drug Administration
Drug Review and Adaptive Risk Control
Robyn LIM, Health Products and Food Branch, Canada
The Path to Adaptive Drug Regulation: A Regulator’s Perspective on Balancing Benefits,Harms and Related Uncertainties in Practice
Thomas UNGER, Worldwide Regulatory Strategy, Pfizer Inc.
The Path to Adaptive Drug Regulation: An Industry Perspective

Session 2 – Application: Synthetic Biology

• Introduction of the session: Kenneth OYE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Todd KUIKEN, Woodrow Wilson Center
Managing environmental, health and security risks related to the development of synthetic biology and its applications
Robert CARLSON,Biodesic
The Pace and Diffusion of Synthetic Biology
Atsun GUO, Beijing Genomics Institute
Risk Regulation and Innovation in Synthetic Biology

Conclusion and general discussion

More information on this workshop can be obtained from conference@irgc.org

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