ICTR Presents The Third Annual Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture October 6, 2012
The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) cordially invites you to attend The Third Annual Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture on Saturday, October 6, 2012, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm in Turner Auditorium on the East Baltimore (Medical) Campus. Continental breakfast and check-in begin at 9:00 am. The program will begin at 10:00 am, and will feature a talk by David Ewing Duncan, author of Experimental Man: What One Man’s Body Reveals about His Future, Your Health, and Our Toxic World and Masterminds: Genius, DNA, and the Quest to Rewrite Life. The program will be followed by a lunch reception and book signing, with book copies available for purchase.
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, ICTR also hopes to draw attention to the thanks and honor due to everyone who participates in the clinical research process.
This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required. View and download an event flyer here.