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Professor Cameron Stewart will present the latest findings from his research in Australia’s growing autologous stem cell industry. That industry is part of an international market which is expanding rapidly, selling cellular products which have not been subjected to the same standards of scientific proof as other therapies. The paper will describe the probable causes of this market’s emergence, its practices and advertising. The paper then raises a series of questions about the legitimacy of the industry and the problem of using ‘innovation’ as the justification for departures from the ordinary practices of medicine. It suggests that there are a number of significant legal and ethical risks facing the industry.

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Please join members of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research and the QLD Health Ethics and Law Group for light refreshments in QUT's Gibson Room followed by the lecture.

Tuesday 10th October 2017

Venue: The Gibson Room, Level 10, Z Block, QUT Gardens Point Campus

Time: 6:30pm – 8pm with refreshments served from 6pm

Entry is free and no RSVP required

Attendance certificates will be available for CPD purposes.


ACHLR/HEAL Public Lecture

Selling Stem Cells: The regulation of the market for autologous stem cells