AAAS Symposium Defining Male and Female: Biology and the Law


Defining Male and Female: Biology and the Law

The National Organization of Gay & Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals, Inc. (NOGLSTP) is proud to present a three hour symposium entitled Defining Male and Female: Biology and the Law during the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting. The event is scheduled from 8 to 11am on Saturday, February 19th, 2005 in Washington DC.

This symposium will bring together experts in the fields of medicine, biology, law, ethics, community relations, and politics to discuss the implications surrounding the complexity and variability in defining the contexts of male and female.

The Speaker panel will include:

\*Eric Vilain, M.D., Ph.D.\*
Associate Professor of Human Genetics, Pediatrics and Urology
Chief, Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Laboratory of Sexual Medicine, Department of Urology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

\*William G. Reiner M.D.\*
Associate Professor
Director, Psychosexual Development Clinic (Child and Adolescent)
Department of Urology, Division of Pediatric Urology
Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

\*Mara Keisling\*
National Center for Transgender Equality
Laws: Protections, prohibitions, and their affect on communities.

\*Susan J. Becker\*
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Cleveland State University
The Legal Challenges of Sexual Identity

\*Stephanie J. Bird, PhD\*
Special Assistant to the Vice President for Research
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

There will be a public discussion following the speaker presentations. This dialogue will include James P. McGovern, U.S. House of Representatives (D-MA), as a special guest discussant.

For background and further information including the symposium synopsis and speaker abstracts can be found at the following Internet address:

NOGLSTP is a national organization of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people (and their advocates) employed or interested in scientific or high technology fields. NOGLSTP’s goals include dialogue with professional organizations, disseminating information, improving our members employment and professional environment, opposing anti-queer discrimination and stereotypes, educating the queer, scientific, and general communities, and fostering inter-city contacts among our members. We are a non-profit educational organization under IRS section 501©(3), and are an affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Rochelle Diamond, Chair, NOGLSTP
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