2019 Ethics Lecture – The Ethics of Genetic Editing

Can we trust ourselves when it comes to Geno Editing?

The Center for a Healthy Maryland and
The MedChi Committee on Ethics & Judicial Affairs Presents a

Panel Discussion on the Ethics of Genetic Editing


Joseph E. Marine, M.D.
MedChi Ethics & Judicial Affairs Committee
Vice-Director, Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital


Jeffrey P. Kahn, PhD, MPH
Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics    
Professor, Dept. of Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Bhanu P. Telugu, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Animal and Avian Sciences
University of Maryland, College Park

David L. Valle, M.D.
Director, Department of Genetic Medicine
Professor, Genetic Medicine, Pediatrics, Molecular Biology & Genetics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Thursday, September 12, 2019

5:30 p.m. – Registration
6:00 p.m. – Dinner    
6:30 p.m. – Program   

MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society
The Historic Osler Hall
1211 Cathedral Street, 21201

Objectives: At the conclusion of this activity, you will be able to:

  • Summarize the public controversy surrounding genetic editing of human germline DNA and embryos
  • Describe ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice as applied to genetic editing research
  • To make ethical distinctions between genetic editing research on different subjects, including animals, adult humans, children, and human embryos.

For reservations or more information email events@medchi.org. Reservations are required by September 6, 2019.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society and The Center for a Healthy Maryland. MedChi is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


MedChi designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits (TM). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.”

This program is jointly sponsored by
MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society

Generously funded by Dr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Allen