A reminder for anyone in or near Brisbane tomorrow night (Monday) who is interested in the stem cell issue – there is a public forum being held at the University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus from 6.30pm to 9pm. There are three expert scientific speakers, including the current Australian of the Year, Professor Ian Frazer, and they will each bring different perspectives to the issue.
The forum has been organised by the Queensland Democrats and I’ll be chairing it. I’m aiming for the event to provide a chance for people to get their questions answered and explore the details, rather than be convinced of a particular position. Click on this link for the full details, (including a map).
I must say that so far I haven’t received anywhere near as much public interest on this issue as I’d expected, and I’ll be interested to see how many people take the chance to come along to the forum.
The Senate will be voting on this legislation by 10th November, so make sure you let me know of any views you have before then.
The full list of speakers are:
Prof Ian Frazer – Australian of the Year, Founder & Director of the UQ Centre for Immunology and Cancer Research
Prof Derek Morgan – Professor of Health Law & Biomedical Innovation at QUT
Dr Peter Silburn – Consultant Neurologist in cellular research, member of the NHMRC Gene & Related Therapies Research Advisory Panel
The venue is:
Room 388, Goddard Building (off the Great Court)
University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus
Starts at 6.30pm – Monday 25th September