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Ask the Neuroethicist: When the Neurologist Does (or Does Not) Have the Duty to Disclose Neurogenetic Risk

A mother, who is psychotic but lacks insight into her condition, has a putative gene for and family history of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Does the neurologist have a duty to disclose that genetic risk for ALS to her son? A team of neuroethicists answer the question … Click the title to read more.

The First Neuroethics Meeting: Then and Now

“How I Became a “Neuroethicist” By Jonathan D. Moreno, Ph.D. The night before the now famous “Mapping the Field” conference in 2002 there was a dinner for the speakers. As I made my way to the restaurant, I wasn’t sure what intrigued me more: the challenge of … Click the title to read more.

Neuroethics Canada

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the National Core for Neuroethics at UBC, we are pleased to share our new look!

Please vote for our video at the 2017 IHDCYH Talks Video Competition!

Neuroethics Canada is excited to share that our video submission, Words, Worlds, and Wisdom, is in competition! Words, Worlds and Wisdom: Conversations in ethics and neurodevelopment disorders Watch the video here: https://goo.gl/qiV7TQ Please VOTE for our video by clicking on the “thumbs up” icon before November 30th, 2017 at 5:00 pm EDT! This video highlights the importance of the terminology […]

NIH announces awards for BRAIN Initiative neuroethics research

Grants aim to address neuroethical issues associated with human brain research. As scientists develop powerful neurotechnologies to monitor and regulate brain activity, ethical questions arise about how these new tools should be incorporated into medical research and clinical practice. Click the title to read more.

Distinguished Research Leaders Join MSFHR’s Research Leaders Forum

MSFHR is delighted to convene the first MSFHR Research Leaders Forum, a group of internationally recognized researchers, including Core’s Dr. Judy Illes, who will advise the Foundation on the trends, challenges and opportunities shaping health research at provincial, national and international levels. Click the title to read more.

What can neuroethicists learn from public attitudes about moral bioenhancement?

The Neuroethics Blog by Center for Ethics, Neuroethics Program (Emory University) features Core’s Dr. Peter B. Reiner as he writes about what neuroethicists can learn from public attitudes about moral bioenhancement. Click the title to read more.

Brain Injury and the Civil Right We Don’t Think About

Dr. Joseph J. Fins writes “Brain Injury and the Civil Right We Don’t Think About” on The Opinion Pages of The New York Times (Aug 24, 2017). Click the title to read more.

Congratulations Dr. Julie Robillard – New Associate Director, National Core for Neuroethics

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Dr. Julie Robillard, Assistant Professor of Neurology, as Associate Director of the National Core for Neuroethics at UBC effective September 1, 2017. Dr. Robillard’s research focus is on the experience of health care innovation in dementia and mental health, and on the integration of artificial intelligence to […]

Intelligent Curation: Improving Access to Quality Health Information Online

Core’s Dr. Julie Robillard and her team, including collaborator Dr. Jesse Hoey from the University of Waterloo, work toward improving acess to quality online health information. Click the title to read more.

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