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Penn Conference on Clinical Neuroscience and Society

Penn Clinical Conference on Neuroscience & Society

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Advances in neuroscience are raising a host of new ethical, legal and social issues for healthcare practitioners.  The 2011 Penn Conference on Clinical Neuroscience and Society reviewed cutting-edge neuroscience relevant to psychiatry, neurology, physiatry, primary care and pediatrics, and focused on the ethical, legal and societal impact of these developments.


G. Aguirre & R. Hamilton

Neuroethics is a new field concerned with the wide array of ethical, legal and social issues raised by neuroscience.  The field has grown rapidly in the last 5 years, as measured by the number of new conferences, journal articles, books and journals devoted to neuroethics.  Advances in neuroscience are also creating a whole new set of ethical issues related specifically to the clinical neurosciences. Practitioners in neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and their pediatric subspecialties, as well as neurorehabilitation, clinical neuropsychology, clinical bioethics, and the myriad other clinical specialties including nursing, social work and geriatrics grapple with issues of mind and brain. Clinicians schooled in traditional bioethical issues of medical practice will find that a host of special issues arise when treating the brain, especially as our understanding of the neural underpinnings of cognitive and affective systems advances. Our goal is to bring together a set of clinically important neuroethical topics, whose pragmatic relevance to the clinician is matched by their intellectual fascination to anyone interested in mind-brain relations.

For more information about the conference, please download the conference brochure here.



Friday, July 22, 2011

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration & Breakfast
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Welcome
Introduction to Clinical Neuroscience and Society

Martha J. Farah, PhD

BRAIN IMAGING FOR NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSIS:
READY FOR PRIME TIME?

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Science & Technology Lecture
John A. Detre, MD
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Q & A
10:45 AM – 11:05 AM Break
11:05 AM – 11:15 AM Case Study
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Ethical, Legal, and Societal Implications
Geoffrey K. Aguirre, MD, PhD
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Discussion

12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Lunch

PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY AND TALKING CURES:
WEIGHING THE BENEFITS FOR PATIENTS AND SOCIETY

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Science & Technology Lecture
Robert DeRubeis, PhD
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Q & A
3:00 PM – 3:20 PM Break
3:20 PM – 3:30 PM Case Study
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM Ethical, Legal, and Societal Implications
Erik Parens, PhD
4:15 PM – 4:45 PM Discussion

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Reception

Saturday, July 23, 2011

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast

PHYSICIANS AND ADDICTION: WHEN HELPERS NEED HELP
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Science & Technology Lecture
Charles P. O'Brien, MD, PhD
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM Q & A
10:15 AM – 10:35 AM Break
10:35 AM – 10:45 AM Case Study
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Ethical, Legal, and Societal Implications
A. Thomas McLellan, PhD
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Discussion

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM Poster Session – Lunch served in presentation area

TRANSCRANIAL BRAIN STIMULATION:
ETHICAL ISSUES IN NONINVASIVE STIMULATION

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM Science & Technology Lecture
Roy Hamilton, MD, MS
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM Q & A
3:00 PM – 3:20 PM Break
3:20 PM – 3:30 PM Case Study
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM Ethical, Legal, and Societal Implications
Anjan Chatterjee, MD
4:15 PM – 4:45 PM Discussion

6:00 pm Conference Banquet
Featured Speaker: Anita L. Allen, JD, PhD
Neuroethics and Bioethics: A Perspective from
aMember of President Obama’s Commission
for the Study of Bioethical Issues

College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 S. 22nd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Sunday, July 24, 2011

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Breakfast

HEAD INJURY IN AMATEUR ATHLETES:
WHEN SPORTS AND PUBLIC HEALTH COLLIDE

9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Science & Technology Lecture
Gerard A. Gioia, PhD
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Q & A
10:45 AM – 11:05 AM Break
11:05 AM – 11:15 AM Case Study
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM Ethical, Legal, and Societal Implications
Michael L. Sachs, PhD
12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Discussion

KEYNOTE CLOSING LECTURE
12:45 PM – 1:30 PM Cyborg Citizens:
Brain-Machine Interfaces Come of Age

Michael Chorost, PhD
1:30 PM Evaluation and Adjournment


Geoffrey K. Aguirre, MD, PhD
, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania
cme-docsAnita Allen, JD, PhD, Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania and member of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues
Anjan Chatterjee, MD, Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania
Michael Chorost, PhD, Award Winning Author of Rebuilt: How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human
Robert DeRubeis, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
John Detre, MD
, Professor of Neurology and Radiology and Director, Center for Functional Neuroimaging, University of Pennsylvania
Martha J. Farah, PhD, Walter H. Annenberg Professor in the Natural Sciences and Director, Center for Neuroscience & Society, University of Pennsylvania
Gerard Gioia, PhD, Director, Neuropsychology, Children's National Medical Center and Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Pediatrics, George Washington University
Roy Hamilton, MD, MS, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, University of Pennsylvania
A. Thomas McLellan, PhD
, Professor of Psychiatry and Director, Center for Substance Abuse Solutions, University of Pennsylvania
Charles P. O'Brien, MD, PhD, Kenneth Appel Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
Erik Parens, PhD, Senior Reserach Scholar, The Hastings Center
Michael L. Sachs, PhD, Professor, Interim Chair, Department of Kinesiology, Temple University


Dr. Anjan Chatterjee, Conference Director

This conference has been designed for: psychiatrists, psychologists, neurologists, neuroscientists, mental health counselors, psychiatric nurses, social workers, physiatrists, clinical bioethicists, primary care physicians, addiction medicine specialists, forensic psychiatrists, certified addiction counselors and other professionals interested in clinical neurobioethics.

The conference banquet on Saturday, July 23rd is open to the public.





The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians: The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course is approved for 8 hours in Risk Management.

Psychologists: The Department of Psychiatry University of Pennsylvania designates this education for a maximum of 14.5 credits.

Social workers: This program is co-sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, a pre-approved provider of continuing education credits for Pennsylvania licensed Social Workers. Participants who attend the entire program will receive 14 PA Social Work Continuing Education Units. Social Workers from states other than Pennsylvania should contact their licensing board to determine whether CEU’s granted by the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice are accepted for licensure renewal.


  • $395 - Physicians, Psychologists, Attorneys, and Industry Representatives
  • $349 - Allied Health Professionals, Residents and Fellows, Penn Faculty and Staff
  • $99 - Students (with valid I.D.)
  • $60 - Conference Banquet at the Mütter Museum, Saturday, July 23



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Highly informative and provocative, this innovative and exciting conference fulfilled and exceeded my expectations … excellent speakers provided keen insights into this rapidly evolving field, with a firm footing in theory and offering valuable practical applications. - David Elkins, MD, San Francisco General Hospital and UCSF Department of Psychiatry

This conference offered a unique intersection between current practices in neurologic/psychologic evaluations and the ethical implications of testing and treatment choices.  A conference on Neuroethics raises important questions for neurologists, neuroscientists, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, and bioethicists.  Ethical issues in current addiction care was finally addressed within a conceptual framework that ca make a difference in the way treatment is provided - Bonnie A. Sturn, EdD, RN, Associate Professor, Seaton Hall University

Provided a very well designed, executed and applicable overview if the interface of clinical neuroscience with commonly encountered ethical and legal dilemmas and questions. - Anonymous



The Penn Conference on Clinical Neuroscience and Society will take place from Friday through Sunday, July 22-24, 2011 at the University of Pennsylvania, Biomedical Research Building II/III, 421 Curie Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104. For detailed directions to the conference location, please click here.

For more information, contact:
Program Manager
(215) 573-8534
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Call for Posters: First Annual Penn Conference on Clinical Neuroscience & Society Poster Session


Saturday, July 23, 2011, 12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Biomedical Research Building II/III
University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19104


This year the Penn Conference on Clinical Neuroscience and Society will feature a poster session, where early-career researchers and clinicians (including students) can present their work to all conference attendees.  This is a great opportunity to meet colleagues with similar interests and get feedback on your work.

Posters should report recent work relevant to ethical, legal and social issues (ELSIs) in clinical neuroscience.  Posters presented at other recent meetings are eligible provided they have clear relevance to the ELSIs of neuroscience.

Please send the following information to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by June 15, 2011:
•    Author name(s)
•    Title of poster
•    Brief description (200 words or less)
•    Presenting author’s contact information (name, title, affiliation [school or organization], address, telephone, and e-mail address)
•    Statement that other authors approve the submission

Poster Guidelines
•    brief and clearly organized;
•    simple, with an obvious theme; and
•    easy to read from 4 to 6 feet away.

Poster Dimensions

•    All posters must fit into a 30" x 40" space.
•    Boards will be provided for displaying posters.
•    Tape and tacks will be provided.

Poster Set up and Removal
•    Set up on Saturday, July 23 between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
•    Remove on Saturday, July 23 by 5:00 p.m.

Notification of Acceptance
•    Proposals for posters will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling basis.
•    The Course Directors of the Penn Conference on Clinical Neuroscience & Society are responsible for reviewing and selecting posters for display.
•    We will notify you regarding acceptance by e-mail no later than July 1, 2011.

 

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