Past Events

Careful what you wish for: who will pay for the new drugs that delay the progression of Alzheimer’s disease?

2016 BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK – ANNUAL DISTINGUISHED NEUROETHICS LECTURE Serge Gauthier, C.M., M.D., F.R.C.P.C., Director, AD & Related Disorders Research Unit, McGill Center for Studies in Aging, Douglas Mental Health Research Institute; Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Medicine, McGill University Tuesday, March 15, 2016 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Performance Theatre, Level 2, […]

Rethinking Depression and Its Treatment: Perspectives from Studies of Deep Brain Stimulation

2015 BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK – ANNUAL DISTINGUISHED NEUROETHICS LECTURE Helen S. Mayberg, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Radiology, Dorothy Fuqua Chair in Psychiatry Imaging and Therapeutics, Emory University Tuesday, March 17, 2015 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Rudy North Lecture Theatre, Rm 101, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, 2215 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC, […]

Big Data Meets Brain Science: The New Frontier

2014 BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK – ANNUAL DISTINGUISHED NEUROETHICS LECTURE Bartha Knoppers, Ph.D., Professor, McGill University Wednesday, March 12, 2014 6:30 PM Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1L6 This event is part of Brain Matters! Vancouver. For more details, please visit

Ethics of Research With Brain-Impaired Adults Who Cannot Consent

2013 BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK – ANNUAL DISTINGUISHED NEUROETHICS LECTURE Scott Kim, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Co-Director – Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine, University of Michigan Wednesday, March 13, 2013 4:00 PM Brain Research Centre Conference Room, Koerner Pavilion, UBC Hospital, 2211 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, V6T 2B5

Neurotechnologies and Human Rights Framework: Do We Need New Rights?

The Round Table “Neurotechnologies and Human Rights Framework: Do We Need New Rights?” will take place online on Tuesday 9 November 2021 (10:00 – 17:00 CEST).   The event is co-organized by the Council of Europe and the OECD, with the participation of UNESCO. It is held in the context of the launch of the Council of […]

2021 INS Annual Meeting

The 2021 INS Annual Meeting is fast approaching! This online conference features topics at the intersection of neuroethics and social justice. The program includes expert panels, engaging workshops and discussions, and networking opportunities for students and professionals at all stages of their careers. Organized by the International Neuroethics Society, the event will be held online via […]

Care, Collaborate, Lead: Digital & Mental Health Equity in the Asia Pacific

Join REMAP-Digital’s inaugural conference on research in mental health equity and digital health in the Asia-Pacific and explore mutual interests and opportunities for research collaboration within the REMAP-Digital network. This conference focuses on three themes: 1) Innovations in digital mental health; 2) COVID 19 and mental health equity; and 3) Collaborative engagement in global mental […]

Biomarkers in research and care: applications and implications

Wednesday, Jul 21, 2021 10:00AM – 11:00AM PDT What are biomarkers and what do they represent for people with dementia? How are biomarkers used in cognitive impairment research and clinical care? What are the potential benefits and limitation of using biomarkers? And what is the “real world” impact of them? Join the Canadian Consortium on […]

World Women in Neuroscience – Black in Neuro

July 8, 2021 12:00 PM EDT Join World Women in Neuroscience and Black In Neuro (BiN) as they host an educational webinar with BiN founder, Angeline Dukes, to discuss, “Why Black in Neuro?” To register for this meeting, visit  

Environmental Neuroethics: the Crossroads of Environment, Brain and Mental Health

Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:00 AM PDT To register, please visit: 21st century environmental challenges coupled to novel scientific understandings of their impacts on neurological and mental health raise a distinct set of considerations at the interface between environmental ethics, brain health, and public policy. How do environmental factors like pollution, toxicity, and radiation […]