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$1.5 million to develop a Canadian brain research strategy

A pan-Canadian team of researchers has received a $1.5 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to develop a strategy that will position the advancement of knowledge about the brain as a national research priority and support the creation of the Canadian Brain Research Strategy Network. Click the title to read more.

Statement on Violence, COVID, and Structural Racism in American Society from The Association of Bioethics Program Directors

On behalf of Neuroethics Canada’s Dr. Judy Illes, we would like to share the Statement on Violence, COVID, and Structural Racism in American Society released on June 15, 2020. This statement is from the Association of Bioethics Program Directors for which Dr. Illes serves as the lead for Canadian members. Click here for the statement: […]

What about pre-traumatic stress disorder?

Dr. Chris Feehan describes his ongoing work with Neuroethics Canada on identifying and mitigating traumatic stress in health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Next Health-Care Crisis? The patients who have been waiting out COVID-19

Core’s Dr. Judy Illes comments on the indirect effect of COVID-19 on access to health care including routine or annual screenings aimed at preventing more serious health issues. Click the title to read more.

The Hidden Risks of Pre-Traumatic Stress

Core’s Drs. Chris Feehan and Judy Illes write about “The Hidden Risks of Pre-Traumatic Stress” during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click the title to read more.

Tough decisions ahead as British Columbians consider bigger social bubbles

When the province announced how it would begin easing public health orders that shuttered businesses and services, they also urged British Columbians to consider a small number of people to reintroduce into their lives — and that led to some confusion. Click the title to read more.

Illes: COVID-19 response may teach us to value fairness

Many of us have become accustomed to a new daily ritual: every day, millions of Canadians tune in to news conferences in which political leaders and public health officials speak about the spread of COVID-19 and measures to slow it. Click the title to read more.

Politicians appeal to our sense of fairness in the battle against COVID-19

Many of us have become accustomed to a new daily ritual: every day, millions of Canadians tune into news conferences in which political leaders and public health officials speak about the spread of COVID-19 and measures to slow it. Click the title to read more.

In Outbreaks Some Health Workers Bolt. How BC Is Trying to Prevent It

“Experts such as UBC bioethicist Judy Illes said the B.C. government has taken important steps to support health-care workers and thus minimize absenteeism.” Click the title to read more.

COVID-19: Prepare for Care-Rationing—Know Your Hospital Policies

​As the COVID-19 crisis rolls across the nation, neurologists and their health care colleagues are dealing with resource shortages that may have life-limiting consequences for their patients. Click the title to read more.