The 20th Annual Canadian Bioethics Society Conference – “Just Evidence?” – will be held this week in Hamilton, ON, Canada. I’ll be presenting a paper on ethical issues in the clinical translation of imaging genetics research. I’m going to try and blog as much as I can from the conference, as long as I can access internet from somewhere. From a brief glance at the program it appears that there will be at least some neuro-ethics content: I noticed a couple presentations by Eric Racine’s group on Deep Brain Stimulation, and one of the Keynote speakers, Jerome C Wakefield, will be speaking on “The Loss of Sadness: Are We Misdiagnosing a Normal Human Emotion as a Mental Disorder?” After recently reading the book Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness by Christopher Lane, I’m looking forward to see what Wakefield has to say. Glad to see the CBS incorporating mental health ethics into the program.
Next stop, Hamilton.