Ethics in Neurotechnological Innovation

Ethics in Neurotechnological Innovation

The Monash institute of Medical Engineering (MIME) and Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (MICCN) are pleased to be hosting an interdisciplinary Symposium in Neuroethics. Entitled, Ethics in Neurotechnological Innovation, the symposium will take place on Tuesday, 1 May 2018 from 1:00pm – 5:30pm at New Horizons, 20 Research Way, Level 4 Collaboration Lounge.

Professor Judy Illes  from the University of British Columbia (UBC) will deliver the MICCN Distinguished Lecture:
“An Imperative for Neuroethics on the Landscape of Modern Neurotechnology” from 1-2pm

Professor Judy Illes is the Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics at UBC. She is the Director of Neuroethics Canada and Vice Chair of the Standing Committee on Ethics of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and Vice Chair of the Internal Advisory Board of the Institute for Neuroscience, Mental and Addiction of CIHR. Dr. Illes is Immediate Past President of the International Neuroethics Society, and a Board Member of the International Brain Research Organization. She is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Life Sciences), of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Neuroscience). Prof Illes was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2017.

The symposium will feature the distinguished interdisciplinary speakers and will conclude with a Q&A panel discussion followed by drinks and canapés.

  • Prof Arthur Lowery (Monash Institute of Medical Engineering)
    Monash Vision Group's Brain-Machine Interface: A practical benchmark
  • Prof Paul Fitzgerald (Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre)
    Brain Stimulation: A new wave of therapies for Psychiatric Disorders
  • Prof Robert Sparrow (Philosophy, Monash)
    Windows Brain '98: What could possibly go wrong?
  • Dr Frederic Gilbert (Neuroethics, University of Tasmania)
    Implantable Brain Computer Interfaces: Exploring Estrangement and Embodiment
  • Prof Anne-Maree Farrell (Health Law, La Trobe)
    Regulating Consumer Use of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Devices? Ethical, Safety and Legal Issue

Further details are available here. To RSVP, email