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What is the end game? Ontario’s stark modelling forecast could help Canadians cope with COVID-19

How do we eventually climb down from here? If the virus can be suppressed, it will be possible to selectively lift some social distancing measures, experts said. Click the title to read more.

Dr. Judy Illes at TEDxAbbotsford: Modulating the Mind

Join Dr. Judy Illes in learning about how people think about brain surgery for neurologic and psychiatric conditions, including ethical concerns about hope versus hype, rights, justice, agency, and personal privacy. Dr. Illes is dedicated to advancing the careers of women in science and medicine. Click the title to watch.

One will live, one will die: How Canada is preparing for tough coronavirus choices

There is one ventilator, two people. The first person is a 12-year-old with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. The second person is 74 years old and has COVID-19, too, but he’s an infectious diseases doctor and an expert in vaccine development. Click the title to read more.

The Importance of Global Co-operation: A Statement on COVID-19 from Neuroethics Canada

Faculty and members of the Advisory Board of Neuroethics Canada, a group of distinguished neuroscientists, ethicists, and community leaders, stand together in this time of COVID-19 to emphasize the importance of global cooperation. While the closure of physical borders is a necessary means to curtail the spread of the coronavirus, intellectual borders must remain open to […]

COVID-19 Key Ethical Questions and Select Resource Links

COVID-19 Key Ethical Questions and Select Resource Links We face many challenges as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and do our best at physical distancing and supporting each other. Neuroethics Canada is pleased to offer a few key questions for everyone to think about. The links offer some answers from trusted sources.

Neurotechnological Innovations, Pediatric Epilepsy and Choice

Over 500,000 children in the USA and Canada suffer from epilepsy today (1,2). Thirty percent of children with epilepsy continue to have seizures while on anti-seizure medication, a condition known as drug resistant epilepsy (DRE). Click the title to read more.

Gene editing still controversial field

The farmers of Richmond can benefit from gene editing. Through this process, scientists can choose which genetic material to keep and which to change. It is a proposed alternative to cross breeding, a simpler process that combines genetic material from parent organisms and randomizes it in the resulting offspring. Click the title to read more.

Dr. Hervé Chneiweiss awarded the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur

Neuroethics Canada congratulates its Scientific Advisory Board member, Dr. Hervé Chneiweiss, for being awarded France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur in January 1, 2020. Dr. Chneiweiss is Chair at the International Bioethics Committee (UNESCO), and Director at the Neuroscience Paris Seine, Université Pierre et Marie Curie. Dr. Chneiweiss has significantly made contributions in his 26 […]

Alive inside: How do we reach ‘vegetative’ patients when tests show they’re aware of everything

It’s not clear how much Jeff Tremblay knows about the role he’s playing in a revolution in the treatment of the catastrophically brain injured. Click the title to read more.

Living Inside: How We Get to ‘Vegetable’ Patients When Tests Show They Are Aware of Everything

“The ominous events in the early hours of August 12, 1997 led to a tragedy in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan …” – by a ruling of the Queen’s Bench of the Saskatchewan Bench, issued in 1998. Click the title to read more.