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Luncheon Seminar

  • Organized by 2019 Global Neuroethics Summit, Korea Brain Research Institute(KBRI)
  • Date Tue. (Sep. 24) 12:40 ~ 14:30
  • Room 325, 3F
  • Title No longer Unthinkable: Why the 21st Century Neuroscientist needs Neuroethics
  • Speaker MU-MING POO (Chinese Academy of Science, China Brain Project), KHARA RAMOS (NIH BRAIN Initiative), NORIHIRO SADATO (Japan Brain/MINDS), ARLEEN SALLES (Human Brain Project), SUNG-JIN JEONG (Korea Brain Initiative)

Brief Description

The Global Neuroethics Summit is the annual product of the Neuroethics Workgroup (WG) of the International Brain Initiative (IBI). The Summit pursues varying strategies for addressing the societal and ethical implications of emerging neuroscience and neurotechnologies. As neuroscience is now a global endeavor, neuroethics must be equally prepared to address global value.

What keeps you up at night when you think about the brain?
The International Brain Initiative (IBI) is a consortium of 7 large-scale brain research projects around the globe. The global
neuroethics workgroup of the IBI wants to know what the distinguished community of the IBRO thinks are important neuroethical
topics to address. They also are exploring how to engage with scientists and the general public on neuroethical issues.

  Time        Agenda
12:40 - 12:50 | Karen Rommelfanger (moderator) Introduction to IBI / Global Neuroethics and live polling onneuroethics questions
12:50 - 15:50 | "Panelists describe neuroethics issues and relate them to the Neuroethics Questions for
15:50 - 14:00 | Live polling on neuroethics awareness and issues that most resonated with them of the issues raised
14:00 - 14:30 | Q&A

1. Mu-ming Poo (Chinese Academy of Science, China Brain Project)
  Why frontier neuroscience needs frontier neuroethics: nonhuman primate and intelligence genes as example (NeQN 2)
2. Khara Ramos (NIH BRAIN Initiative)
  Issues around proxies for human brain research, e.g. organoids, and post-mortem restoration of activity (NeQN 3)
3. Norihiro Sadato (Japan Brain/MINDS)
  Understanding the neural basis of psychiatric disease and implications for stigma (NeQN 1)
4. Arleen Salles (Human Brain Project)
  Discuss one of the recent HBP ethics reports: dual use/consciousness/data privacy (NeQN 5, 3, or 2)
5. Sung-Jin Jeong (Korea Brain Initiative)
  Korea public awareness and priorities in neuroethics - live polling to see how IBRO compares to Korean public (NeQN 1-5, highlights many of the issues above)

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