Friday, October 9, 2009

Neuroethics at ASBH

Here's the program for Neuroethics at the ASBH meeting this year.

Neuroethics Affinity Group Agenda for October 16:

11:45 AM Welcome and Introductions

11:50 AM Announcements
NIH update - Chen
Brain Matters - Krahn
Penn Update - Powers
CBS Update - Ford
Other updates

12:10 PM Mini Presentations
Jayna Bonfini, Carnegie Mellon University, "Alice in Wonderland: Ethical and Social Implications of Adults with Autism in the Legal System."

John Z. Sadler, M.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, "Neuroethics and the Philosophy of Psychiatry - A Natural Affinity."

12:20 PM Future Directions and Networking

12:40 PM Wrap-up

ASBH 2009
Neuroethics Sessions

Thursday, October 15

2:45 – 3:45 The President’s Council on Bioethics Panel Session (103)
“White Paper on Determining Death”: Where Does it Leave Us?

2:45 – 3:45 Severe Brain Injury and Sexuality Panel Session (104)

4:00 – 5:30 Vulnerability, Moral Experience and Paper Session (108)
Decision-Making: Clinical Ethics through the lens of Open-Uterine
Surgery to Repair Spina Bifida

Friday, October 16

11:45-12:45 Neuroethics Affinity Group (221)

1:00 – 2:30 Perspectives on Mental Illness Paper Session (226)
Understanding Suffering in Mental Illness: Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis

1:00 – 2:30 Molecules, Mind, and the Law: Workshop Session (227)
The Intersection of Free Will, Biologic Determinism, and Criminal Responsibility

1:00 – 2:30 Empirical Approaches to Morality Paper Session (229)
· Cognitive Science and the Myth of the Standard Body: Some Epistemological and Ethical Considerations
· Translating our Differences: Can Empirical Moral Psychology Help Us Understand (and Eventually Address) Our Normative Differences?
· Sexing the Brain: Gender and Autism
· Functional Neuroimaging, Free Will, and Privacy

2:45 – 3:45 Translating “Brain Death”: An American Philosophical Association Committee on Philosophy and Medicine Panel Panel Session (232)

2:45 – 3:45 Discourse on Enhancement and Disability Panel Session (233) Cognitive Enhancement: The Promise, the Perils, and the role of Medicine

8:00-10:00 Film: The English Surgeon (ES6) (About a brain surgeon in the Ukraine)

Sunday, October 18

11:00-12:00 Moral Responsibility and the Panel Session (419)
Neuroscience of Self-Governance

I'm especially interested in that last session on self-governance. Here's the line up for it.

Hilary Bok, PhD, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics,
Baltimore, MD
Alisa Carse, PhD, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Martha Farah, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Jordan Grafman, PhD, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and
Stroke, Bethesda, MD

With 4 speakers in an hour, it promises to be compressed.

I wish I could go. But the $400 registration plus travel and hotel costs is too rich for me.

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