Program 2016

Neuroethics Network

 

Going Global and Facing the Future

 

June 29, 30, July 1, 2016

 

Location Note:

Neuroethics Network sessions will be held at ICM, (Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Épinière) 47 boulevard de l’hôpital, CHU Pitié-Salpêtrière , 75013, Paris, France

 

 

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Wednesday, June 29

 

 

1:00-1:15 PM        Welcome

                                    Yves Agid, MD, PhD, ICM, Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière, Paris, FRANCE

 

1:15-2:00 PM         Is the Brain Anything More than a 20-Watt Supercomputer?

                                     Yves Agid

 

2:00-2:30 PM       Mosaics in Neuroethics: Piecing Together the Capacity Puzzle

                                    Joseph Fins, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, Division of Medical Ethics, New York, USA

 

2:30-3:00 PM      Group Discussion

 

3:00-3:30 PM      Fiction: Fears and Facts: Neuroethical Roles in Neuroscience Fiction

 

Moderator: James Giordano,Ph.D, Neuroethics Studies Program, Edmund D. Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown Univers Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA

3:30-5:00 PM       Cinema du Cerveau – “Limitless”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5:00-5:45 PM       Panel Commentaries:Grant Gillett, PhD, Otago Bioethics Centre, University of Otago Medical School,

                                    Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND

 

                                     Alexandra Durr, MD, PhD, ICM, Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière, Paris, FRANCE

 

                                     Vojin Rakic, PhD, Vojin Rakic, PhD, Center for the Study of Bioethics, University of Belgrade, SERBIA

 

                                     Leonard Fleck, PhD, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA

 

                                     Karen Rommelfanger, PhD, Neuroethics Program, Center for Ethics, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

 

 

5:45-6:15 PM         Audience Discussion

 

 

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Thursday, June 30

 

8:00 AM                 Welcome coffee

 

8:30-8:45 AM      Yves Agid, MD, PhD, ICM, Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière, Paris, FRANCE

8:45-9:15 AM       How Smart Do We Want Machines to Be?

                                    John Harris, FMedSci, D.Phil. is Professor Emeritus, University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

 

9:15-9:45 AM        Group Discussion

 

9:45-10:00 AM     The Role of the Frontal Lobe

                                    Richard Levy, MD, PhD, ICM, Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière, Paris, FRANCE

 

                                    Case: “It’s like it’s not her anymore”

 

10:00-10:45 AM   Who (or What) Am I?

 

Moderator: Sven Nyholm, PhD, Department of Philosophy and Ethics, School of Innovation Sciences, Eindhoven University of Technology, THE NETHERLANDS

 

Speakers:

Frederic Gilbert, PhD, University of Tasmania and Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Tasmania, AUSTRALIA

Tom Buller, PhD, Department of Philosophy, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, USA

Sabine Mueller, MD, PhD Charité-University Hospital Berlin, GERMANY

 

 

10:45-11:30 AM    Group Discussion

 

11:30-12:15 PM   Is Placebo Use, Surgery or Drugs, Ethically Justifiable in Psychogenic Disorders?

 

 Moderator: Fatma Marouf, JD, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, USA

 

Speakers:

Bryn Esplin, JD, NeuroEthics Program, Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA

Karen Rommelfanger, PhD, Neuroethics Program, Center for Ethics, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

 

12:15-12:45 PM     Group Discussion

 

12:45-1:45 PM      Lunch and Class Photo

 

1:45-2:30 PM        Criminals, Courts and Neuroscience

 

                                    Offers That Cannot be Refused: The Ethics of Treating Criminal Offenders Who Accept Treatment to Avoid Jail.

                                    Jennifer Chandler, LLM, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, CANADA

 

                                    Will “The Machine Made Me Do It Defense” Stand Up in a Court of Law?

                                    John Danaher, PhD, NUI Galway School of Law, IRELAND

 

                                    The Face Rings a Bell: “Brain-fingerprinting” in Criminal Investigations

                                    Colin Gavaghan, PhD, New Zealand Law Foundation Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies, University of Otago,

                                    Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND

 

2:30-3:00 PM       Group Discussion

 

3:00-4:00 PM      Brain-computer Interfacing for Severely Paralyzed Patients: What are the Benefits, Risks and Ethical Challenges?

 

Moderator: Philipp Kellmeyer, MD, PHD, Department of Neurology, University of Freiburg, GERMANY

 

Speakers:

Joseph Fins, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, Division of Medical Ethics, New York, New USA

William Casebeer, PhD, Lockheed Martin Advanced     Technology Laboratories, Palo Alto, California, USA

Jens Clausen, PhD, Institute for Ethics and Medicine, University of Tubingen, GERMANY

 

 

4:00-4:30 PM      Group Discussion

 

Moderator: James Giordano,Ph.D, Neuroethics Studies Program, Edmund D. Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA

 

 

4:30-5:00 PM      Identity and the Cultural Brain

                                    Grant Gillett, PhD, Otago Bioethics Centre, University of Otago Medical School, Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND

 

5:00-5:30 PM       Group Discussion

 

5:30-6:00 PM      Break

 

6:00-6:30 PM       Keynote Address

 

                                    Where things decayed and loved ones lost.  In dreamy shadows rise.

                                    Jean Claude Ameisen, MD, PhD, President, French National Consultative Committee (CCN) Paris, FRANCE

 

6:30-7:30 PM        Cocktail Reception and Music for the Mind Jazz Concert

                                    Jérôme Yelnik,  MD, PhD, ICM, and his quartet

 

 

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Friday, July 1

 

8:00 AM                 Welcome coffee

 

8:30-8:45 AM       Yves Agid, MD, PhD, ICM, Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière, Paris

 

8:45-9:30 AM       Brain Health and Our Contaminated Planet: A Look Through the Lens of Environmental Neuroethics

 

Speakers:

Judy Illes, PhD, Brain Research Centre and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, National Core for Neuroethics, The University of British Columbia, CANADA

 

Hervé Chneiweiss, MD, PhD, French Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), Paris

 

9:30-10:00 AM   Group Discussion

                                    What are the Ethical Issues Raised by “Big Neuroscience”?

 

10:00-10:15 AM   What is “Big” Neuroscience?

                                    Markus Christen, PhD

                                    University Research Priority Program Ethics

                                    University of Zurich, SWITZERLAND

 

 

10:15-10:30 AM    Solving Ethical Issues of Big Neuroscience – the Example of Using Hospital Data in the Human Brain Project

                                    Richard Frackowiak, MD, DSc, Co-executive director of the Human Brain Project and head of the Department of Clinical

                                    Neuroscience at the University of Lausanne, SWITZERLAND

 

10:30-10:45 AM   Philosophical Challenges of Big Neuroscience

                                    Arleen Salles, PhD, Programa de Neuroetica, Centro de Investigaciones Filosoficas, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

 

10:45-11:00 AM   The US BRAIN Initiative: what are the ethical challenges?

                                    Khara Ramos, PhD, National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland,

                                    USA

 

11:00-11:30 AM    Group Discussion

 

 

11:30-12:15 PM    Should New Gene Editing Tools Such as CRISPR Cas 9, Optogenetics, and Other Techniques in the Brain Modify Our

                                    Therapeutic Approaches?

 

Moderator: Hervé Chneiweiss, MD, PhD, French Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), Paris, FRANCE

 

Speakers:

Kevin Fitzgerald, JS, PhD Department of Molecular Genetics and Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA

 

 John Harris, FMedSci, D.Phil. is Professor Emeritus, University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

 

 

12:15-12:45 PM    Group Discussion

 

12:45—1:30 PM    Lunch

 

 

1:30-2:15 PM       Debate: Should All Children Undergo Whole Genome Sequencing?

                                    Danton Char, MD, Department of Anesthesia, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA

 

                                    Matthew Baum, DPhil, MD-PhD (C)

                                    Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science & Technology, Division of Medical Sciences Program in Neuroscience, Harvard Medical

                                    School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

 

                                    Leonard M. Fleck, PhD, Center for Ethics & Humanities in the Life Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan,

                                    USA

 

 

2:15-2:45 PM        Group Discussion

 

 

2:45-3:45 PM       Fantastic Neuroethics: How Will Implanted Neural Interfaces Enhance our Normal Functioning?

                                    James Giordano,Ph.D, Neuroethics Studies Program, Edmund D. Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University

                                    Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA

 

John R. Shook, PhD, University of Buffalo, New York, USA

 

William Casebeer, PhD

Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories, Palo Alto, California, USA

 

Kevin Fitzgerald, JS, PhD Department of Molecular Genetics and Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA

 

 

Au revoir jusqu'à l’année prochaine!

 

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Neuroethics Network Posters 2016

 

The posters are on display throughout the meeting and can be viewed on the TV monitors, along with accompanying iPads.  Poster authors’ badges are marked with a red dot for easy identification.

 

 

Disclosure of Individual Results in fMRI Research Involving Acutely Comatose Patients

T. Bruni , C. Weijer, A.M. Own, University, London, Ontario, Canada

 

 

Preparing to be ethical at 3 am: A conceptual vision for threading Ethics into professional identity  formation over a four year  integrated curriculum

Donna Chen, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

 

 

Identifying Death

Nada Gligorov, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York, USA

 

 

Ethical Issues for Mobile Neuro and Mental Health

Karola Kreitmar and Nicole Martinez-Martin, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University, Palo Alto California, USA

 

 

The Medium or the Message: Neuroethics and the Perceptual Influence of Information Utilization

Denis Larrivee, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Angeline Larrivee, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, USA

Luis Echarte, Institute for Culture and Society, School of Medicine, University of  Navarra, Spain

 

 

Interfacial Neurotechnology and the Sense of Self: Ethical Reflections on the Impact of Modulating Neural Sources of Decisional Acts

Denis Larrivee, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Helen McGee, Center for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada

 

 

Brain Computer Interfacing, Retrofitted Exoskeletons, and Body Schema: Retrieving the Self in a Malleable Body Image

Denis Larrivee, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Luis Echarte, Institute for Culture and Society, School of Medicine, University of Navarra, Spain

 

 

Oxytocin Genotype Moderates the Relationship between Violence Exposure and Behavioral and biological Outcomes in At-Risk Youth: The Impact on Society’s Drive for Intervention

Livia Merrill and Stacy Drury, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Katherine Theall, Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

 

 

Dual Role Dilemmas in Forensic Psychiatric Evaluation

Melissa Piasecki, University of Nevada School of Medicine

 Sara Gordon, University of Las Vegas, Boyd School of Law, USA

 

 

Grambling Disorder, Neuroethics, and the Law

Stacey A. Tovino, Health Law Program, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

 

Minding Gray Matters: A Dialectical Opportunity for the International Neuroethics Community

Guillermo Palchik, John R. Shook, and James J. Giordano

 

 

 

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