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Subject: Internet Dialogue on "What If...?" (Sept-Oct)
From: Jacky Foo <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Jacky Foo <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 14 Aug 2004 15:34:11 +0200

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(pls forward to your friends)

The Internet Dialogue on "What If...?" (IDWI, Sept-Oct)
News List: Http://

IDWI is an activity of the Biofocus Foundation of the World Academy of
Arts and Science. IOBB is providing the mailing lists and assisting in
management of the lists. IDWI will have 3 activities which should also
interest you. I like to invite all IOBB News readers to take part in
this Dialogue (registration is FREE) and I look forward to your active

To participate
(a) please join the "IDWI News" list (ET-PARTI) which will give you
updates on what is happening. IDWI News items will not be distributed
via the IOBB News list.

(b) to participate in any of the 3 activities, you need to join the
mailing list of the activity. You can join an activity by clicking on
the Url link provided for the activity and then at the new window
display, click on the link
You can join if you email [log in to unmask] and use the
subscription command:
SUB listname yourfirstname yourlastname, countrycode
E.g. to join the IDWI News list, Dr. Heden would write:
Sub et-parti Carl-Goran Heden, SE

The Three IDWI Activities:

(1) Discussion of  ”What If..?” questions and statements (Sept to Oct
Listname: ET-TOR
This is the primary activity of IDWI. A "What If...?" question will
presents a future situation that we may encounter and is an exercise of
prepareness and to discuss what biotechnology and biopolicy development
are needed. It calls upon participants to provide suggestions, actions
and solutions to the problem/scenario.  Questions and their statements
( under construction) will serve as
discussion materials.

(2) Discussion of abstracts/topics (01-30 Sept 2004) from the 3rd
Science Generation Symposium "Biotechnology: Possibilities, Risks,
Ethics, and Society" ( that are
relevant to the “What If---?” theme
Listname: ET-VENUS
Selected abstracts/topics of lectures of the one-day symposium will
serve as the discussion topics and it is hoped that through these
discussions, participants will formulate more "What If...?" questions
for discussion.

(3) Discussion of abstracts/topics from the Biopolicy Seminar on "Social
Innovations for Development : A case for Biopolicy" (Oct 2004. that are relevant to the
“What If---?” theme
(Internet venue to be announced later)
The Biopolicy Seminar series ( is an
annual event of the Biofocus Foundation.

Jacky E.L. Foo, Chairman,
IOBB (Intl Org for Biotechnology and Bioengineering)
Secretariat (Email): [log in to unmask]

IOBB News:
IDWI News:

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