The 5th ELSI Congress

#ELSIcon2022

Infographic for the 5th ELSI Congress - ELSIcon2022

ELSIcon2022: Innovating for a Just and Equitable Future

ELSIcon2022 will be held June 1-3, 2022 at Columbia University in New York City.

Research on the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genetics research and its translation aims to anticipate and illuminate emerging issues relevant to policy and practice and fundamental questions of what it means to be human.  The 5th ELSI Congress invites researchers, scholars, practitioners, trainees, policymakers, journalists, community members, and all with an interest in ethics and genetics to share the latest ELSI research.

Justice and equity issues are embedded in the complex questions about utility, privacy, intellectual property, commercialization, and identity in the ELSI research domain and innovative ideas and methods are essential to addressing these issues.  Presentations that are likely to stimulate a transdisciplinary dialogue on advancing equity and justice in the context of ELSI research are particularly encouraged.

ELSIcon2022 keynote and plenary session speakers and topics include:

Photos of keynote and plenary session speakers: Ruqaiijah Yearby, JD, MPH, Teresa Blankmeyer-Burke, PhD, and Keith Wailoo, PhD
  • Ruqaiijah Yearby, JD, MPH - Structural Racism and Genomics
  • Teresa Blankmeyer-Burke, PhD -  Ableism, Audism, Ethics, and Genetics 
  • Keith Wailoo, PhD - Gene Editing and Gene Therapy: The Case of Sickle Cell

ELSIcon2022 Request for Abstracts

We welcome proposals for panels, papers, and posters on topics across the expanding range of ELSI research! 

Please click on the links below for more information:


ELSIcon2022 is organized by the Division of Ethics at Columbia University and the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics with support from the National Human Genome Research Institute.

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