The second Neuroethics Network meeting was held at ICM June 17-19 2015, on the theme “Clinical Neuroethics: Bench to Bedside”, in partnership with Inserm.
The 21st century is being called “the century of the brain” and as ICM takes a leading role in research to unlock the secrets of the human brain, rapidly advancing brain science is raising new profound ethical questions. To address these challenges, the second Neuroethics Network meeting was held at ICM June 17-19 2015.
The theme of this year’s meeting, “Clinical Neuroethics: Bench to Bedside,” focused on the ethical issues that arise when advancing neurotechnologies are applied to patient care. Neuroscientists and ethicists from around the world will discuss actual cases drawn from various areas of brain science research.
Some of the questions included: What is Consciousness and how is it possible? How are we going to handle the predictive biomarkers of late onset neurodegenerative diseases? How should we evaluate the informed consent in patients with consciousness or psychiatric disorders who can benefit from neurosurgery? The efficacy of DBS in treating pathologies may often result in psychological and social maladaptation in ways unanticipated by patient and family. How should the resulting ethical issues be addressed?
Find on the program all information about Neuroethics Network meeting.
- Neuroethics: what questions are raised by studies on the brain? With John Harris.
- Human Brain Project: what ethical questions are raised? With Christine Mitchell.
- Joseph Fins : How to attend people incapable of giving consent ?
- Paul Ford : Risks from deep brain stimulation for adolescents
- Adrian Carter : Anti-Parkinsonian treatments and behavioural disorders
FIND THE CONFERENCES VIDEOS :
- Jean Claude Ameisen : « Oneself as Another »
- John Harris : Is there anything unique about the ethical questions raised by neuroscience?
- Joseph Fins : Before there was « Neuroethics »: The legacy of Osler, Penfield, Delgado and Plum
- Paul Ford, Markus Christen, Andrew Fenton and Frederic Gilbert : The special challenges of using neuroscience-based therapies in the developing brains
- Frederic Gilbert and John Harris : How free is free will?