2019 Brain Awareness Week – Neuroethics Distinguished Lecture

Neuroethics Canada is pleased to invite you to the
 
2019 Dana Foundation Brain Awareness Week Distinguished Neuroethics Lecture
 
Smartphones:
What They Can Tell Us About Our Brains and Our Minds
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
C300 Theatre, UBC Robson Square
800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC, V6Z 3B7
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Thomas R. Insel, MD
Co-founder and President

Mindstrong Health

 

Overview:
There are 3 billion smartphones in use today, collecting and transmitting information on an unprecedented scale. Will this new ubiquitous technology transform health care to yield better outcomes or will it become an addictive device that erodes privacy and damages mental health? This lecture begins with the history of an earlier technology, the thermometer, which over 200 years became an essential medical device. Whether smartphones will follow this history depends on the value they provide and the public’s trust in the integrity of this device. We will review some examples of how smartphones can prove helpful for people with brain disorders, including depression. And we will consider the ethical challenges to using the smartphone as a medical device. These are still early days for the smartphone but it is not too early to ask how these tools that are proving to be one of the most disruptive technologies of the modern era can be used to promote rather than threaten mental health.

 

Meet the speaker at the reception following the lecture!

Everyone is welcome! This public event is free, but tickets are required.
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Iris Coates McCall and Caitlin Courchesne receive awards at the 2018 International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting

Neuroethics Canada congratulates Iris Coates McCall and Caitlin Courchesne for receiving the following awards at the recent 2018 International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting held at San Diego, CA!

  • Springer Book Prize (Top Poster Presentations)
  • Outstanding Abstract Award
    Iris Coates McCall

 

  • Book Award Sponsored by Elsevier (Top Poster Presentations)
    Caitlin Courchesne

Iris Coates McCall – 2018 INS Presentation

Iris Coates McCall – 2018 INS poster

Caitlin Courchesne – 2018 INS Poster

Caitlin Courchesne, Judy Illes, and Iris Coates McCall at the 2018 INS Meeting

 

A Recipe for Success or Disaster? Exploring the Role and Contribution of Work Groups and Workshops in Neuroethics

As part of the Brain Matters! Vancouver Thematic Sessions Video Podcast, we present:

A Recipe for Success or Disaster? Exploring the Role and Contribution of Work Groups and Workshops in Neuroethics
by
Emily Bell, Associate Researcher at the Institut de Recherches Cliniques de Montréal
Michael Burgess, Chair in Biomedical Ethics, W. Maurice Young Centre for Applied Ethics, Department of Medical Genetics, University of British Columbia
Eric Racine, Director, Neuroethics, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal
Charles Weijer, Canada Research Chair in Bioethics, Rotman Institute of Philosophy, Western University
Cynthia Forlini (moderator), Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research

This video presentation features the major points to the panels’ session on the role and contribution of work groups in neuroethics.

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The Neuroethics of Pain Diagnostics Using Neuroimaging

As part of the Brain Matters! Vancouver Thematic Sessions Video Podcast, we present:

The Neuroethics of Pain Diagnostics Using Neuroimaging
by
Karen Davis, Head, Division of Brain, Imaging and Behaviour – Systems Neuroscience, Toronto Western Research Institute
Tor Wager, Director, Cognitive and Affective Control Laboratory, University of Colorado, Boulder
Hank Greely, Director, Center for Law and the Biosciences, Stanford Law School

This video presentation features the major points to Profs. Davis, Greely and Wager’s panel discussion on the neuroethics of pain diagnostics using neuroimaging.

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Communicating Neuroscience: Hype and the Sources of Spin

As part of the Brain Matters! Vancouver Thematic Sessions Video Podcast, we present:

Communicating Neuroscience: Hype and the Sources of Spin
by Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, University of Alberta

This video presentation features the major points to Prof. Caulfield’s session on how sources of hype influence the representation of science in the laboratory, research institutions and popular press.

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Epigenetics, Brain Science and Social Responsibility


As part of the Brain Matters! Vancouver Thematic Sessions Video Podcast, we present:

Epigenetics, Brain Science and Social Responsibility
by Anthony Phillips,Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Neurosciences, Mental Health and Addiction

This video presentation features the major points to Dr. Phillips’ talk on what epigenetics is, it’s implications to brain science and the role of social responsibility in this topic.

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Workshop: Emerging Ethical and Legal Challenges in Chronic Neurological Conditions

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Wednesday & Thursday
October 8 & 9, 2014
Global Center for Health Innovation and Cleveland Convention Center
St. Clair Ave. NE & E 6th Street
Cleveland, OH

About the workshop:
The care of patients with serious chronic neurological conditions poses difficult ethical and legal dilemmas that extend beyond the acute care setting. This conference provides an opportunity for participants to engage in discussions regarding continuously emerging and profound legal and ethical challenges.
The topics for this conference include:

• Obligations to provide or withhold innovative or alternative therapies
• Societal and social issues in our new healthcare systems and the problem of stigma
• Nonepileptic seizures and other conversion disorders: A dialogue about emerging issues
• Public Health & Epilepsy: Considering driving, guns, and advocacy

The format of the conference will offer framework presentations by leading individuals from medicine, law, and ethics, followed by structured exploration and discussions. The paradigm of epilepsy will be used to highlight many of the ethical dilemmas, but there will be connections drawn to a variety of neurological illnesses such as multiple sclerosis, early Alzheimer’s, chronic pain, and Parkinson disease that span from pediatrics to geriatrics.

Target audience:
Neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, lawyers, advance care nurses, physician assistants, ethicists, psychologists, health services specialists, and social workers who address practical and ethical challenges related to chronic neurological conditions.

For more details, view brochure here.
Website: www.ccfcme.org/epilepsy14
Note: There are four symposia being offered in the same week, three of which are Epilepsy related. Please do not let this confuse you. The ethics conference is held in conjunction with the others.