Conversations in Ethics for Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Are you curious about the potential consequences of prenatal screening for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders?

Do you have concerns about alternative therapies for Cerebral Palsy?

Then come meet the experts, and join the conversation about Neuroethics for Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

We have created this series to publicize and share just a few of the fascinating ethical issues that face Developmental Neuroscience today. Here, members of the NeuroDevNet Neuroethics Core interview experts in their fields about the issues that they think are worth talking about.

Visit our website to find short videos, full length podcasts and a reference lists.

We hope these pique your curiosity and we want to hear your comments and ideas, whether you are a researcher, a person affected by these issues, or a curious member of the public.

Webcast: brain science and social responsibility. Join the conversation.

logo2 no bgOur team at the National Core for Neuroethics has been hard at work preparing for the upcoming Brain Matters! Vancouver conference happening this week in beautiful Vancouver, BC.
We almost didn’t notice when something wonderful happened: our Wednesday night public event, “Mapping International Research: Big Data, Big Ethics?”, sold out!
That said, you can still participate in this important conversation by tuning in to the webcast and joining the discussion on Twitter (#AskBrainMatters).
See below, and visit our website www.brainmattersvancouver.ca, for more information!
Mapping International Research: Big Data, Big Ethics?
Keynote Lecture by: Dr. Bartha Knoppers, Professor, McGill UniversityFollowed by a Panel Discussion featuring:
Dr. Wylie Burke, Professor, University of Washington
Dr. Daniel Goldowitz, Professor, University of British Columbia
Dr. Christopher Scott, Senior Research Scholar, Stanford University
and Moderator, Kathryn Gretsinger, Former CBC Radio Host / Instructor, UBC Graduate School of JournalismReception to follow.

The event will be on:
06:30 PM – 08:30 PM PDT
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Asia Pacific Hall
at the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

The event is open to the public free of charge, and will also be streamed live online (click here for details) for those who cannot make it to Vancouver.

Admission to the public event is FREE, but registration is required.
Download the flyer here.

LIVE WEBCAST
For those who cannot make it to Vancouver, we are pleased to announce that this public event will be streamed live online.

For webcast instructions, please read below:
1. Click the orange “Click here to watch the webcast” button. (Or if this does not work, please copy-paste the link found below the button)
2. Click on “Big Data Meets Brain Science (Brain Matters! Vancouver)”. (The link will only be live during the event time.)

Click here to watch the webcast

*If the button does not work, go here: http://creative-services.sfu.ca/broadcast/

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