Incorporating Public Engagement in Research and Governance

Friday, February 17, 2017: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room 203 (Hynes Convention Center)
Jason Delborne, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Motivated by proposals for gene drive technology to address public health crises, such as zika, dengue, malaria, and lyme disease, agricultural pest challenges, and threats to biodviersity, this presentation will focus on key principles and considerations for engaging communities, stakeholders, and public in the governance of emerging technologies. Engagement contributes to making decisions about field testing, providing input on risk assessment, and developing science policy that reflects the culture, values, and needs of communities that may be affected by gene-drive modified organisms.