ICTR Presents The Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture October 1, 2011

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*Thanks to all those who attended the event. For a summary of the day, click here.*

The Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) cordially invites you to attend the Henrietta Lacks Memorial Lecture: HeLa Reflected on Saturday, October 1, 2011, from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, in Turner Auditorium on the East Baltimore (Medical) Campus.

The program will feature a talk by Medical Apartheid and Deadly Monopolies author Harriet Washington, other special guests, and presentations on the scientific and social relevance of HeLa cells. As this year marks the 60th anniversary of both the world-changing discovery of HeLa cells and of the passing of Mrs. Henrietta Lacks, in addition to the lecture we will be holding a number of breakout sessions, panels, and associated educational activities throughout the day. The program will include a lunch reception and book signing, with book copies available for purchase.

Click here for a list of breakout sessions.

SORRY, THIS EVENT IS AT CAPACITY. TO BE PLACED ON THE ICTR MAILING LIST FOR FUTURE UPDATES ABOUT THIS AND SIMILAR EVENTS, EMAIL ICTR@JHMI.EDU WITH THE SUBJECT LINE “SUBSCRIBE HELA”

This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration is required.

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.