Talks

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2021

June 16 Achieving Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Neuroscience Research in Under-Served, Under-Resourced and Remote Settings BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting, (virtual).

June 10 Neuroethics Questions for the 21st Century Neuroscientist, International Research Consortium for the Corpus Callosum and Cerebral Connectivity, (virtual).

June 1 Mitigating bias and creating more inclusive neurotech BRAIN Initiative Investigators Meeting, (virtual).

May 28 The placebo effect in the motor domain: from pathology to sport. Society for Interdisciplinary Placebo Studies International Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, US (virtual).

May 18 Terminus Modern Ballet Theatre: InterActions | Boundaries of Identity & A.I. Ga Tech Arts Skyline Series, Atlanta, GA.

April 29 Neuroethics Opportunities for Data Standards and Sharing, International Brain Initiative Satellite of INCF Neuroinformatics Assembly 2021 (virtual).

March 24 The competitive edge of neuroethics for neurotech innovators: the business case for neuroethics IBM, NeuroX Speaker Series, (virtual).

March 15 Neuroethics: A Guide for Bridging Cross-sectoral Neuroscience, MindBrainBody Symposium, Berlin, Germany (virtual).

February 1-4 Neuroethics: A Guide for Bridging Cross-sectoral Neuroscience, Neuroethics Network, Paris, France (virtual).

January 26-27 NIH BRAIN Neuroethics Working Group Webcast, DC, US (virtual).

January 11-13 Neuroethics: A Guide for Bridging Cross-sectoral Neuroscience, Society for Neuroscience Global Connectome, US (virtual).

Past Talks

2020


October 29 Brain Organoids and Ethics: In-vitro intelligence to surrogate performers. Neuromatch 3.0, A Week-long Neuroscience Unconference (virtual).

October 28 Global Neuroethics Updates, International Brain Initiative Coordinating Body Meeting (virtual).

October 26 On the social impact of brain computer interfaces: A discussion of bias and expanding our neuroethics frameworks. Neuromatch 3.0, A Week-long Neuroscience Unconference (virtual).

October 23 International Neuroethics Society, Selected Research Presentations, Our Digital Future: Building Networks Across Neuroscience, Technology and Ethics (virtual).

October 15 Journalists and Scientists at the Frontiers of Science: A Dialogue About Values and Responsibility, Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, ScienceWriters, 2020, (virtual). [video]

October 9 Neural-Implants, Neuralink….but not only, BCI-Samara-Russia and NeurotechX-Canada (virtual). [video]

September 23-24 Fostering Dialogue and Dissemination, Lessons Learned, Building Capacity to implement the OECD Recommendation on Responsible Innovation in Neurotechnology. Seoul, S. Korea (virtual).

August 28 Advenae, Tracking and Predicting Health, Preparing for the Second Wave of the Pandemic: Brain Health in Crises, Decoding Humanity, Artificial Intelligence and Ethics, (virtual).

August 14 Neuroethics: Who cares? Georgia Institute of Technology (host) talk for T32 Neuroengineering trainees, (virtual).

August 10 Social Impact of Brain Machine Interfaces, Bias in Big Neural Data, University of Washington, Department of Philosophy, Seattle, (virtual).

July 12 IBI: Facilitating Global Neuroscience Engagement, FENS 2020 Brussel, Belgium (virtual).

May 13 A Paradigm Shift in Technology and Mental Health, World Economic Forum Geneva, Switzerland-host site, (virtual).

April 6 Mobile Brain Imaging: Culturally Aware Ethics for an International Stage of Research. University of Minnesota-host, (virtual).

February 14 Living Donors How should ethics guide studies of the human brain. American Association for the Advancement of Science, Seattle, WA. [press conference video]

2019


December 11 Future (Brain) Identities: Lost in Translation, Philosophy of Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroethics Workshop, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

October 18  Global Neuroethics Dilemmas: Engaging Neuroethics, International Neuroethics Society, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

September 25-27 Global Neuroethics Summit, Daegu, S. Korea.

September 24 IBRO Neuroethics, Daegu, S. Korea.

August 19 NIH BRAIN Initiative Neuroethics Working Group Meeting, Bethesda, MD, USA.

July 18 No Longer Unthinkable: Neuroethics Questions for the 21st Century Neuroscientist. Allen Institute for Brain Science Distinguished Seminar Series, Seattle, Washington, USA. [video]

July 8 Neuroethics: IBRO School, Institute of Neuroscience, Shanghai, China.

June 8 Grey Matters: Brain technology, Ethics, and the Public, ECSITE Meeting, Copenhagen, Denmark.

May 30 Ethical Challenges in Digital Phenotyping: Predicting Brain Health with Phones, Social Media, and Beyond, Neuroscience in the Wild, Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture, Emory University, Atlanta, GA. [video]

May 19-21 Global Neuroethics Pre-Summit Workshop, Uppsala, Sweden.

May 7 Values in Neurotech Innovation: Rethinking and Retooling Brain Health with Ethics, SharpBrains Virtual Summit (virtual).

April 9-11 4th Annual BRAIN Principle Invesigator’s Meeting, Rockville, Maryland.

March 19 Global Neuroethics, International Brain Initiative Coordinating Body Meeting, Shanghai, China.

February 15 Ethical Challenges in Digital Phenotyping: Predicting Brain Health with Phones, Social Media, and Beyond, Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association, Atlanta, USA.

January 23 What can we learn from Deep Brain stimulation? Ethical Considerations in innovative neural devices, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA.

2018


November 11-12 Global Futures Council Meeting of the World Economic Forum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

November 1-3 International Neuroethics Society, San Diego, CA, USA.

October 11-14 Neuroethics Questions for Neuroscientists in the International Brain Initiatives, Global Neuroethics Summit 2018,  Seoul, S. Korea.

September 13-15 Setting a Research Agenda in Functional Neurological Disorders, Emory Center for Ethics, Atlanta, GA, USA.

September 3-6 Global Neuroethics, http://www.oecd.org/sti/emerging-tech/workshop-on-minding-neurotechnology.htm, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Shanghai, China.

August 13 Neuroethics Division Meeting of the NIH BRAIN Initiative, Bethesda, MD.

August 10 Association of Baha’i Studies: Neuroscience, Religion, and Ethics, Atlanta, GA.

July 5 International Brain Initiative Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland.

May 22- July 2 Neuroethics Course, Emory Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology in Paris, France.

May 10-11 Global Neuroethics, International Brain Initiative, Daegu/Seoul, S. Korea.

April 10 Neuroethics Guiding Principles Town Hall, NIH BRAIN 4th Annual Investigators Meeting, Bethesda, MD, USA.

April 8 Ethical Implications of Brain Behavior Quantification, Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, USA.

March 28 NIH BRAIN Neuroethics Division Meeting, Ex Vivo Brains, Bethesda, MD, USA.

March 20-21 Ethical Considerations in Transnational Neuroscience Data Collaboration, Data Governance in International Neuro-ICT Collaborations, University of Oxford, England. [video]

February 15 Neuroethics in the big brain initiatives: Necessity or luxury? Human Brain Project Student Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

February 6 (Moderator), Perspectives from the public in Direct-to-Consumer Neurotechnologies, Banbury Center (Science Think Tank), Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA.

February 5 Internet-Based Brain Training Games, Citizen Scientists and Ethical Issues in Unprecedented Virtual Territories, Banbury Center (Science Think Tank), Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA.

January 19 NIH BRAIN Neuroethics Division Meeting, Stanford Law School, Menlo Park, CA, USA.

2017


December 25 Mind Over Matter: Placebo for Functional (Psychogenic) Movement Disorders. National Taiwan University, Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.

November 12 Global Brain Projects: cross-cultural perspectives and value conflicts in experimental design. (Panel with AAAS Dialogues on Science & Religion), Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC, USA. [video]

November 9 (Co-chair) Reflecting on our international roots and planning our collaborative futures, International Ambassador Session, International Neuroethics Society, Washington, DC, USA.

October 26 Moderator, Ethical Issues in Research with Invasive and Non-Invasive Neural Devices in Humans. National Institutes of Health Department of Bioethics, Bethesda, MD, USA.

October 19 Introduction to Neuroethics, International Brain Research Organization, Advanced School on Functional Brain Mapping and Advanced Neurotechnologies, Daegu, South Korea.

October 17-18 (Chair) Global Neuroethics Summit, Daegu, South Korea.

September 14-15 Expert Consultation on Neurotechnology and Society, National Academy of Sciences, hosted by Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, Washington DC.

September 6-8 Attitudes and Ethics that Inform Medical Practice: What have we not said yet? Third International Conference on Functional (Psychogenic) Neurological Disorders. Edinburgh, Scotland.

August 16-18 NIH BRAIN Neuroethics Division Meeting, Washington DC.

August 4 Mind Over Matter: Placebo for Psychogenic Movement Disorders Memorial Health Grand Rounds, Savannah, GA, USA.

August 3 Brain Enhancement: Gray Matters, Savannah, GA, USA.

June 11 Predictive Brain Health: Ethical Issues in the Liminal Zone of Diagnoses. Lundbeck International Neuroscience Foundation, Helsingor, Denmark.

May 22-24 Ethical Guidelines for Neurotechnologies Workshop, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.

May 11 Ex Vivo Brains Workshop, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA.

May 4 United Nations Global Pulse: Building a Strong Ethics and Data Privacy Platform, UN Headquarters, New York, NY, USA.

April 28 (Faculty-chair) The Use of Preclinical Biomarkers for Brain Diseases: A Neuroethical Dilemma, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA.

March 28 Updates on the BRAIN Initiative Neuroethics, Ethics Advisory Board for Human Brain Project, Bristol, England.

March 3-4 Co-Chair, Partners in Treatment Innovation for Functional Neurological Disorders: Patients, Families, Researchers, and Providers, Brain Health Center, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Feb 14 NIH BRAIN Neuroethics Division Meeting, live webcast, Bethesda, MD, USA.

2016


December 13 Neuroethics. BRAIN Initiative Investigator’s Meeting, Bethesda, MD.

December 7 Brain Enhancement: Gray Matters. Voya, NYC.

December 7 Future (Brain) Identities, Lost in Translation. Future. Today Summit, NYC. [video]

November 11 Moderator, Deconstructing Therapeutic Neurotechnology Narratives: A case study of DBS for Depression. International Neuroethics Society, San Diego, CA.

October 7 Moderator, Dead Wrong? Ethical Implications of Misdiagnoses in Brain Death and the Vegetative State, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, DC.

September 28 Better than Well? Neuroenhancement and Beyond, Paul Fernhoff Ethics in Science Memorial Lecture, Atlanta Jewish Academy, GA.

September 9 Roundtable with NIH BRAIN Neuroethics Committee, Kavli Futures Symposium, Columbia University, NY.

June 30 Is Placebo Use, Surgery or Drugs, Ethically Justifiable in Psychogenic Disorders? Neuroethics Network, Paris, France.

April 22 When I becomes We: Ethical Implications of Emerging Brain-to-Brain Interfacing Technologies, Program on Values SymposiumUniversity of Washington, Seattle. [video]

April 1 Mind Over Matter: Placebo for Psychogenic Movement Disorders, Neurology Grand Rounds, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

March 2 On the BRAIN Initiative Neuroethics, Ethics Advisory Board for Human Brain Project, Basel, Switzerland.

January 21 Ethics and Implications for the Individual: Invasive Neural Enhancements. American Academy of Arts & Sciences Human Performance Enhancement Workshop, Cambridge, MA.

2015


October 30 (Moderator/host) Zombies and Zombethics! Really, most sincerely, dead. Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

October 9-10 Controversial labels and clinical uncertainties: psychogenic disorders, conversion disorder, and functional symptoms Consensus Conference, Atlanta, GA.

October 9  (Moderator/host) Psychosomatic Disorders: Real or Imagined? Atlanta Science Tavern, GA.

Sept 25  Ethical Decision-Making in Psychological Practice, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA.

Sept 20 Audience talk-back, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA.

August 10 Mind Over Matter: Placebo for Psychogenic Movement Disorders, University of Zurich, WHO Collaborating Centre for Bioethics, Switzerland.

June 25 Self/less Screening Regal Atlantic Station, Atlanta, GA.

May 17-20 (co-host) Biotechnology and the Ethical ImagiNation a Global Summit. Atlanta, GA.

April 21 (Moderator) BEINGS Preview Event-Exploring the Promise and Pitfalls of Altering Human Cells. Atlanta European Science Cafe.

March 23 Atlanta Science Festival. Somewhere Over the Brain-Bow, Neurotechnology, Fact, Fiction, & Future, GA.

March 17 Barkley Forum and Committee on Academic Integrity, panel on Study Drugs: Exploring the Ethics of Cognitive Enhancement, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

March 9 Mind Over Matter: Placebo for Psychogenic Movement Disorders, Skyland Trail, Atlanta, GA.

2014


December 2 Mind Over Matter: Placebo for Psychogenic Movement Disorders, Nursing Grand Rounds, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

November 25 Beyond Therapy: Invasive and non-invasive brain technologies Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA.

October 31 co-host, Zombies and Zombethics!, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

October 15 Discussant on The Substance-Albert Hofmann’s LSD, Atlanta European Science Café (Consulate General of Switzerland/Atlanta Science Tavern).

August 31 Decatur Book Festival, GA.

June 19 Neurosurgery Grand Rounds: Mind over Matter: Placebo for Psychogenic Movement Disorders, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

April 12 Better than Well? Neuroenhancement and Beyond. Undergraduate Research Symposium Keynote, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

April 3 Mind Over Matter: Placebo for Psychogenic Movement Disorders, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia [Psychosomatic Medicine].

March 25 Beyond Experimental Controls: Placebo as Therapy, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

March 24 Atlanta Science Festival Decatur: Ask a Scientist Night, Decatur, GA.

March 21 Panel Moderator, Neuroscience, Neuroenhancement and the Future of Bioethics, Embracing Change: Balancing Innovation and Our Humanity. 20th Annual Conference of the Healthcare Ethics Consortium, Atlanta, GA.

March 10 (rescheduled to April 12)   Better than Well? Neuroenhancement and Beyond, Undergraduate Research Symposium Keynote, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Feb 5  The Ethics of Cognitive Enhancement Agnes Scott Atlanta, GA.

2013


Dec 10 co-host, Bias in the Academy: From Neural Networks to Social Networks Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

Nov 1 co-host, Zombies and Zombethics!: A lively, scholarly discussion about the (un)dead Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

July 9  Beyond Therapy: Invasive and non-invasive brain technologies Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA.

May 20 Biotechnology and Social Change (Cognitive Enhancement) Kennesaw State University, GA.

May 7  Placebo and psychogenic disorders  Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai, China.

April 20  Is It All in Your Head? Neuroscience, Belief, and Illness Atlanta Science Tavern/Atlanta Skeptics Atlanta, GA.

March 15  Collegiate Neuroscience Society, Georgia State University, Atlanta.

March 2  Intersections: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Gender and Sexuality Georgia Gwinnett College Lawrenceville, GA.

2012


December 4 Neuroimaging and end-of-life decision making, Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, GA.

November 29 Does this lab coat make me look fat?, Emory Women in Neuroscience, Atlanta, GA.

October 31 A Zombie Braaains Inspired Neuroethics Discussion  Zombies and Zombethics!     Emory Center for Ethics, Atlanta, GA.

October 25 Placebo for Psychogenic Disorders Brain Matters 3  Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH.

October 16 A Decade of Neuroethics: A Conversation, International Neuroethics Society     Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, LA.

October 5 Mind over Matter: Placebo for Psychogenic Movement Disorders Frontiers in Neuroscience Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

September 24 Mind over Matter: Placebo for Psychogenic Movement Disorders  University of Tokyo/Japan Science and Technology Agency, Tokyo, Japan.

April 17 Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Lie Detection, GTNeuro (Neuroscience Club)     Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA.

March 23 Better than well: Neuroenhancement and Neurodiversity: Implications for Health and Disease, Nu Rho Psi (Neuroscience Academic Honors Society) Atlanta, GA.

February 23 Mind over Matter: Placebo for Psychogenic Movement Disorders, Clinical Ethics Seminar, Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

2011


October 14 Mind over Matter: Placebo for Psychogenic Movement Disorders, Psychology Lecture Series, Augusta State University, GA.

August 11 Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Lie Detection, Atlanta Science Tavern, GA.