Blood Donor Policies and 'Men Who Have Sex With Men': An International Symposium

Please find information below regarding a forthcoming free event at King's College London. The symposium focuses on national blood donation policies affecting 'men who have sex with men.'

Blood Donor Policies and 'Men Who Have Sex With Men': An International Symposium
12 June 2014, 10:00-17:00
King's College London, Strand Campus

Countries around the world are re-assessing bans on gay blood donation that were introduced at the beginning of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This symposium will feature an international panel of experts and stakeholders in order to examine current divergences in national regulations relating to MSM blood donors, and to develop an internationally comparative perspective on policymaking.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

 *   Dr. Su Brailsford, NHS Blood and Transplant (UK)
 *   Dr Charlene Galarneau, Women's and Gender Studies, Wellesley College (US)
 *   Dr. Jessica Martucci, Department of History, Mississippi State University (US)
 *   Dr. Josianne Pillonel, Public Health Surveillance Institute (FR)
 *   Mark Skinner, Past President of the World Federation of Hemophilia (UK/US)
 *   Dr. Mark Wainberg, Director of McGill University AIDS Center (CA)
 *   Christopher Ward, LGBT campaigner and activist (UK)


Registration: There is no fee to attend the Symposium, but advance registration is required. Please contact Lucy Brown at lucy.brown@kcl.ac.uk.
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