2017 Events

I gave two seminar at the Maine Medical Center Research Institute in August.

In the first one, on August 21st (10 am to 12 pm), I discussed the emerging ethical issues of CRISPR genome editing technology.

In case you missed it and are curious, here’s the PDF presentation.Camporesi CRISPR Embryo Research_MMRCI 08.21.17

In the second one, on August 28th (5:30 -6:30 pm), I talked about “Gene Enhancement and Gene Doping: The Next Big Threat to the Spirit of Sport?”

In case you missed it and are curious, here’s the PDF presentation Silvia Gene Enhancement MMC 08 28 17

On May 4, 2017 I spoke at the Sport Resolutions Annual Conference taking place in London on May 4th on hyperandrogenism, ethics and athletics.

On April 5th, 2017, I spoke at the Oxford Mt Sinai Consortium on April 5th, 2017. The title of my talk is “Investigating Public Trust in Expert Knowledge: Narrative, Ethics, and Engagement”. You can access the full programme of the conference here: Oxford Mt Sinai Consortium Programme 2017.

February 27, 2017:

camporesi-cartolina-webOn February 27th I gave a talk (in Italian) at the Fondazione Bassetti in Milano on the topic of “Investigating Public Trust in Expert Knowledge: Narrative, Ethics and Engagement”.


For Italian-speaking: il mio intervento su “Fiducia pubblica nei saperi esperti in medicina e tecnoscienza” tenuto alla Fondazione Basssetti a Milano il 28 febbraio 2017 e’ online: la registrazione dell’incontro (intervento, piu’ domande), comprese le slides e il testo dell’intervento:


Un sentito ringraziamento a Angela Simone, Tommaso Correale, Anna Pellizzone, Francesco Samore’ e il Presidente Piero Bassetti per avermi ospitata!

February 8th, 2017: launch of  Journal of Bioethical Inquiry Investigating Public Trust in Expert Knowledge Symposium at King’s College London.

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with (left to right) Mark Davis, Maria Vaccarella and Deborah Bowman

On October 27th I gave a plenary session on the ethical issues of CRISPR genome editing: human and non-human applications at the CRISPR-based genome engineering training day held at VIB in Leuven on October 27th, 2016. You can access the pdf of my talk here:


and the paper on which it is based here:



With Bioethics & Society  alumn Andrew Barnhart at ASBH 2016:

On October 6-9th I attended the annual meeting of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities in Washington D.C., where I represented King’s Bioethics & Society MA Programme that I direct, and  I chaired a panel presenting the forthcoming special issue of Journal Bioethical Inquiry on Investigating public trust in expert knowledge: narrative, ethics and engagement (March, 2017). I also gave a paper on Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing. For more info on the panel and forthcoming of the special issue: