I’m happy to say that I’ll be participating on two panels about neuroethics in San Diego next month. I think both will open some space for really interesting discussions!
On Thursday, November 1 from 2:15-3:45pm I will be joining Jonathan Pugh, Cynthia Kubu, and Frederic Gilbert on an International Neuroethics Society panel moderated by Hannah Maslen on the topic of personality changes after deep brain stimulation. As a behavioral neurologist, I hope to contribute some lessons from frontotemporal dementia about challenges in recognizing potentially subtle and difficult-to-characterize personality changes in clinical settings.
Then on Sunday, November 4 from 6:45-8:45pm I will be on a panel hosted by Elba Serrano and Marcello Ienca, also featuring Andrea Giuffrida, Khara Ramos, Karen Rommelfanger, Ilina Singh, Tim Brown, Edda Thiels, Hank Greely, Ann Fink and Judy Illes, during the Society for Neuroscience Neuroethics Social. Among other things, I’m hoping to draw on our experience with the Neuroethics in Novel Neurotechnologies project to encourage other neuroscientists to think about building collaborations and funding research in neuroethics.