For the Times They are A-Changin’: McGill Biobanking Guidelines Revisited


New Residence Hall 3625 avenue du Parc, Montreal, QC, H2X 3P8, CA

Do you work with Biobanks?  Join us for this workshop and be part of the ongoing consultative process examining the revised McGill Faculty of Medicine “General Guidelines for Biobanks and Associated Databases”. This event will provide an opportunity to highlight where more specific policies and procedures may be needed. 

Come join us at this insightful workshop organized by the Centre of Genomics and Policy in collaboration with SKILLSETS and the MUHC Centre of Applied Ethics. Registration is full!


8:30-9:00am Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:30am Introduction and Objectives: Prof. Bartha Maria Knoppers
History and main elements of the proposed McGill Faculty of Medicine Biobanking Guidelines
9:30-10:00am Question period
10:00-10:20am Coffee Break
10:20-11:00am Case-based small group discussions using the proposed Guidelines:
• Governance
• Consent
• Confidentiality
• Communication of results
11:00-11:55am Feedback and highlights linked to the case discussions: Me. Ma’n Zawati & facilitators
11:55-Noon Closing remarks: Me. Ma’n Zawati

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