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Thursday, October 24, 2024
12:00 - 1:00 pm EST
Location: Hybrid: 2030 Bondurant & Zoom Webinar
Eric M. Meslin, PhD FRSC FCAHS ICD.D

Former President and CEO, Council of Canadian Academies
Former Director, Indiana University Center for Bioethics
Adjunct Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Distinguished Research Scholar Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, University of Miami

Lunch will be provided for in-person attendees. Please register here.


From 2016-2023 was President and CEO of the Council of Canadian Academies, an organization undertaking expert assessments for the government of Canada and other sponsors on society’s most pressing policy issues including climate change, artificial intelligence, health data, transportation, Arctic research, Indigenous affairs, and international science and technology policy.

Dr. Meslin came to the CCA from Indiana University (IU), where he was the Founding Director of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics for 15 years, Associate Dean for Bioethics in the IU School of Medicine, and Professor of Medicine, of Medical & Molecular Genetics, of Bioethics and Law, of Public Health, and of Philosophy. In 2012 Dr. Meslin was appointed IU’s first endowed Professor of Bioethics.

He has also held academic positions at the University of Oxford, as Professor-at-Large at the University of Western Australia, and as the Pierre de Fermat Chaire d’Excellence at the Université de Toulouse.

Before Indiana University, he was Bioethics Research Director of the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications program at the U.S. National Human Genome Research Institute, and then Executive Director of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission appointed by President Bill Clinton.

Dr. Meslin has more than 200 published articles and book chapters on various topics in bioethics and science policy. He has been an advisor and sat on committees of the World Health Organization, the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the National Academy of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, Genome Canada, OECD, UNESCO, and the UK Biobank.

He is currently a Distinguished Research Scholar University of Miami; Adjunct Professor Dalla Lana School of Public Health University of Toronto; Visiting Scholar Centre of Genomics and Policy McGill University; Senior Fellow PHG Foundation University of Cambridge.