The Science and Ethics of Stem Cells: Film Screening and Discussion on 29th August 2007
Discover what Stem Cells are and why they’re so important to medical science and so controversial to religionists. Is it ethical to tinker with potential life to generate embryonic stem cells? ‘Frankenstein science’ or hope for a cure?
Join us at T2F’s third Science Ka Adda as we screen a documentary and discuss the science and ethics of stem cells with Biologist Dr. Ather Enam and Medical Ethicist Dr. Aasim Ahmad.
Dr. Ather Enam is Head of Neurosurgery and Associate Professor, Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at the Aga Khan University. His research interests include stem cell transplantation for neurological problems and regeneration of spinal cord injuries. Dr. Enam obtained a Ph.D. in Neurosciences from Northwestern University in 1991. In addition to several awards and fellowships, he received the Excellence Award in Neurosurgery by the Pakistan Society of Neurosurgeons in 2004.
Dr. Aasim Ahmad is Dean and Chief Nephrologist at The Kidney Centre as well as an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Bioethics at the Aga Khan University. In 2003, he obtained a Masters in Bioethics from University of Toronto. His main areas of interest are bioethics capacity building, research ethics and bioethics education. Dr. Ahmad serves on a number of bioethical committees and organizations; including as Chairperson of the Bioethics Group at the Aga Khan University and as member of the National Bioethics Committee.
Date: Wednesday, 29th August 2007