Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture: October 11, 2014

Thumbnail of ICTR lecture posterSaturday, October 11, 2014

9:00 am Breakfast and check-in

9:30 am Program followed by lunch

Keynote Speaker: Dorothy Roberts, author of Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business, Re-create Race in the Twenty-First Century and Professor of Law and Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

Click here to view video of the 2014 lecture

(due to technical difficulties, the program begins at the 56:45 time mark)

The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) invites you to attend the Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture on Saturday, October 11, 2014, in Turner Auditorium on the Johns Hopkins East Baltimore (Medical) Campus. The program will feature a talk by Professor Dorothy Roberts followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.  Copies of Professor Roberts’ book will also be offered for sale. The 2014 winners of both the Henrietta Lacks Dunbar Health Sciences Scholarship and the Urban Health Institute’s Henrietta Lacks Memorial Community Award will be announced.

This is a free community event open to the public. Parking, breakfast, and lunch are provided at no cost to attendees.  Parking is available in the Washington Street Garage, 701 N. Washington Street, Baltimore 21205.  Handicapped/disabled parking may be requested on the registration form.  Advanced registration is required. Early registration is advised as online registration will close prior to the event.  Space is limited. Click here to download the event poster.

The goal of this event is to describe the reach and complexity, both biomedically and ethically, of the story of Henrietta Lacks and HeLa cells as well as to provide some insight into the past, present, and future of the conduct of clinical research. By honoring Mrs. Lacks and the positive global impact of HeLa cells through this lecture series, the ICTR hopes to acknowledge, thank and honor everyone who participates in the clinical research process.