Région Île-de-France, Paris, France, 22-23 March 2018

ARRIGE Kick-off meeting steering committee

Marion Abecassis

Bernard Baertschi

Hervé Chneiweiss

François Hirsch

Pierre Jouannet

Jennifer Merchant

Lluis Montoliu 

Cyril Sarrauste de Menthière



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There is no registration fee for this meeting, but registration is required Contact email for registrations and questions:

INSERM, as the local hosting institution, will be offering few travelling grants for those coming from Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) upon evaluation of a CV and a one-page motivation letter, which should be submitted to the indicated email address.


Presentation of the ARRIGE initiative by Hervé Chneiweiss at the ARRIGE Kick-Off meeting

Keynote Lecture by Francis JM Mojica at the ARRIGE Kick-Off meeting


Lluis Montoliu final remarks, workshop conclusion and next steps at the ARRIGE Kick-Off meeting

You can enjoy the rest of the presentations through the following playlist

Welcome addressHervé Chneiweiss (President, INSERMS Ethics Committee, France)

Setting the stage, where do we stand today with CRISPR technologyFrancisco J. M. Mojica (University of Alicante, Spain)

Review of Ethics positions, reports, documents published on gene editing by other groups and institutionsEwa Bartnik (University of Warsaw, Poland, former rapporteur UNESCO ICB)

Taking seriously the anthropological and societal impact of genome editing technologiesMylène Botbol-Baum (Inserm Ethics Committee & Catholic University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium)

Ethics of the genome editing technologies: Presentation of ARRIGE. Hervé Chneiweiss (President, INSERMS Ethics Committee, France)

Human issuesPeter Mills (Nuffield Council on Bioethics, London, United Kingdom)

Environmental issuesAndreas Kurtz (Charité Hospital Berlin, Germany and European Group on Ethics)

Animal issues. Filipa Ferraz-De-Oliveira (Ethics Sector, European Research Council, Brussels, Belgium)

Intellectual properties & economic issuesBéatrice Holtz (LAVOIX, Paris, France)

Involving patients in the discussionLauren Roberts and Louise James (Genetic Alliance UK)

ARRIGE Kick-Off Workshop conclusion: next stepsLluís Montoliu (National Centre for Biotechnology CNB-CSIC and CIBER of Rare Diseases CIBERER-ISCIII, Madrid, Spain)

Final comments from UNESCO. Magnus Magnusson (Director of Outreach and Communication, SHSS, UNESCO)

Pictures from this meeting