[SydPhil] CAVE/Sydney/Brain Function Conference: Neuroscience and Society, 14-15 September, Macquarie

Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics arts.cave at mq.edu.au
Wed Aug 30 10:32:17 AEST 2017

Hi all,

You are invited to a conference on neuroscience and society, jointly hosted by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function Neuroethics Program, the Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics (CAVE), and the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney. All are welcome, but please register on the website: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/2mpABDcYOdDGhZ?domain=neuroethicsconference.org.au

Neuroscience and Society: Ethical, Legal, and Clinical Implications of Neuroscience Research

Almost twenty years since the “Decade of the Brain”, governments are investing heavily in large global efforts to map the human brain and identify the neurobiological basis of thought and behaviour. These initiatives include the US BRAIN Initiative, the European Human Brain Project, the China Brain Project, and the Australian Brain Initiative. Developments in neuroscience are promising to improve our ability to treat or prevent mental illness, neurological disorders, and cognitive decline, and mitigate the harms of criminal behaviour. This burgeoning area of neuroscience research raises critical ethical, legal, and social challenges that have been recognised by the integration of neuroethical and neurolegal research within these initiatives. How might these developments in neuroscience  impact Australian society?

Date: 14 - 15 September 2017

Venue: Sydney Law School, and Dunmore Lang College, Macquarie University

Neuroscience & Society will feature leading national and international academics and practitioners in an interdisciplinary program addressing themes including:

  *   Ageing and dementia
  *   The developing brain
  *   Disability and mental health
  *   Disorders of self control
  *   Moral cognition and moral technologies (e.g. nudges, sensor society)
  *   Artificial intelligence and machine learning

Neuroscience & Society will also officially launch the Australian Neuroethics Network, a collection of leading researchers and practitioners examining the implications of neuroscience for Australia. Become part of this important Australian initiative.

Program and registration details available on the <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/2mpABDcYOdDGhZ?domain=neuroethicsconference.org.au> conference website<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/6eKdBDs7W3MaTV?domain=neuroethicsconference.org.au>. Registration is $140 (full) and $60 (Student and unwaged). There are a strictly limited number of CAVE sponsored free places at the conference for CAVE members and their postgraduate students. Please contact Jeanette<mailto:jeanette.kennett at mq.edu.au> if you would like to register for a free place. Otherwise please register and pay through the conference website.

Conference organisers:

  *   Jeanette Kennett (Macquarie University)
  *   Adrian Carter (Monash University and the ARC CIBF)
  *   Sascha Callaghan (University of Sydney)
  *   Cynthia Forlini (University of Sydney)
  *   Neil Levy (Macquarie University and University of Oxford)
  *   Nicole Vincent (Macquarie University)
  *   Allan McCay (University of Sydney)

All welcome!


Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE)
Department of Philosophy
Macquarie University
Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
CAVE website: mq.edu.au/cave<http://cave.mq.edu.au>

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