ICTR Presents The Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture October 2, 2010

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*Sorry, but this event is at capacity and registration is closed. Standby on-site registration will be available at 9:45 am the day of the event, but seating is not assured.*

The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) cordially invites you to attend the first annual Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture on Saturday, October 2, 2010, at 10:00 am. The program will feature a talk by The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks author Rebecca Skloot and presentations on the scientific relevance of HeLa cells. The program will be followed by a lunch reception and book signing, with copies of the book 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.

To be placed on the priority invitation list for future Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lectures, please email your name, email address, phone number, and/or mailing address to ictr@jhmi.edu

Read Johns Hopkins Medicine’s official statement on Henrietta Lacks and HeLa cells.

Learn more about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and The Henrietta Lacks Foundation by visiting author Rebecca Skloot’s informative website.

Thanks to all of you who attended this event. For a summary of the occasion, click here.