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October 2018

CNS Public Talk – Making addiction a brain disease: A social history of addiction neuroscience

October 11, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Claudia Cohen Hall, 249 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Making addiction a brain disease: A social history of addiction neuroscience Nancy D. Campbell, Department of Science and Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Location: Claudia Cohen Hall 402, 249 South 36th Street With generous co-sponsorship by the Dept of History and Sociology of Science The 2018-2019 CNS Talk Series focuses [...]

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CNS Lunch Conversation – Michael Gazzaniga

October 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Goddard Labs 200, 3710 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Join the CNS for a lunchtime conversation with Micheal Gazzaniga - one of the founding fathers of cognitive neuroscience. Sandwiches and drinks will be served. 

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Michael Gazzaniga Fall Annual Oration: The Consciousness Instinct

October 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Meyerson Hall (Lecture Hall B1), 210 S 34th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Free

Doors open at 7 PM. The Lecture will begin at 7:30 PM. The Philomathean Society of the University of Pennsylvania is proud to present Dr. Michael Gazzaniga as the 2018 Annual Orator. Dr. Gazzaniga is known as the founder of the field of cognitive neuroscience and is famous for his [...]

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November 2018

International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting: Cutting Edge Neuroscience, Cutting Edge Neuroethics

November 1, 2018 - November 2, 2018
San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA United States
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Schedule is subject to change.   Thursday, November 1 10:00–10:30 AM Registration / Networking / Coffee   10:30–10:40 PM Welcome Steve Hyman and Ariel Cascio, Program Committee Co-Chairs   PLENARY LECTURE (10:40–11:00 PM) Opening Lecture   PANEL (11:00 AM–12:00 PM) Digitally Decoding Brain & Behavior Moderated by Tom Insel, Mindstrong [...]

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CNS Public Talk – All about vaping: science, policy, and society

November 1, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Gittis Hall, 3501 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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All about vaping: science, policy, and society* Eric Feldman, Penn Law Janet Audrain-McGovern, Psychiatry, PSOM Mari A. Schaefer, Philadelphia Inquirer Location: Gittis Hall 2, 3501 Sansom Street The 2018-2019 CNS Talk Series focuses on Drugs, the Brain and Society. Lectures run 4:30-5:30 followed by discussion and a reception. Our lectures [...]

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Neuroscience 2018

November 3, 2018 - November 7, 2018
San Diego Convention Center San Diego, CA United States Google Map

SfN's 48th annual meeting, Neuroscience 2018, is the world's largest neuroscience conference for scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system. SfN invites you to its renowned venue where neuroscientists collaborate and network with peers, learn from experts, explore the newest neuroscience tools and technologies, and discover [...]

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CNS Lunch Conversation – Maria Chiara Errigo

November 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Goddard Labs 200, 3710 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Penn grad students, postdocs and RAs, you are invited to lunch with interesting guests. Not a talk - they’ll take 10 minutes to introduce their work, then it’s pure conversation. Sandwiches and drinks served. Maria Chiara Errigo will be visiting from her home institution, the University of Parma in Italy, [...]

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NeuroPolicy Affinity Group Talk – Dr. Khara Ramos

November 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
AAAS Headquarters, 1200 New York Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20005 United States
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The AAAS NeuroPolicy Affinity Group's next talk will feature a presentation on neuroethics from Dr. Khara Ramos, Senior Science Policy Analyst in the Office of Scientific Liaison within the Office of the Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a part of the National Institutes of Health [...]

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13th World Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Health Law

November 27, 2018 - November 29, 2018
Ramada Hotel Jerusalem, Israel Google Map

This conference, organized by the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics, is designed to offer a platform for the exchange of information and knowledge and to hold discussions, lectures, workshops, and exhibition of programs and databases. Register here.

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Preceptorial: How Visual Neuroscience Impacts Marketing & Consumer Behavior

November 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Goddard Labs, 3710 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States
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Description: We are constantly exposed to advertisements and experience visual messages from product packages in stores, retail displays, and products already owned. Visual marketing is an essential part of corporate identity, strategy, branding, and communication. Some of this falls to creative graphic design, but advertising, design, and marketing can also be [...]

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CNS Lunch Conversation – Dom Sisti

November 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Goddard Labs 200, 3710 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Penn grad students, postdocs and RAs, you are invited to lunch with interesting guests. Not a talk - they’ll take 10 minutes to introduce their work, then it’s pure conversation. Sandwiches and drinks served. Dom Sisti is an Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics, and will discuss the neuroethics of psychiatry. [...]

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December 2018

CNS Lunch Conversation – Sara Manning Peskin

December 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Goddard Labs 200, 3710 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Penn grad students, postdocs and RAs, you are invited to lunch with interesting guests. Not a talk - they’ll take 10 minutes to introduce their work, then it’s pure conversation. Sandwiches and drinks served. Sara Manning Peskin is a Resident in Neurology, and an essayist. She will discuss science and [...]

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CNS Public Talk – The 7th Annual GVR Khodadad Lecture – From selfish to selfless: psychopharmacology of human altruism

December 6, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Gittis Hall, 3501 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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The 7th Annual GVR Khodadad Lecture – From selfish to selfless: psychopharmacology of human altruism Molly Crockett, Psychology, Yale University Location: Gittis Hall 2, 3501 Sansom Street The 2018-2019 CNS Talk Series focuses on Drugs, the Brain and Society. Lectures run 4:30-5:30 followed by discussion and a reception. Our lectures [...]

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January 2019

CNS Lunch Conversation – Paul Mitchell

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Goddard Labs 200, 3710 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Penn grad students, postdocs and RAs, you are invited to lunch with interesting guests.  Not a talk - they’ll take 10 minutes to introduce their work, then it’s pure conversation. Sandwiches and drinks served. Paul Mitchell is a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology. He will be discussing scientific [...]

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February 2019

CNS Public Talk – Addiction is a brain disease and it still matters

February 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Room 2, Gittis Hall, 3501 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Addiction is a brain disease and it still matters* Alan I. Leshner, CEO Emeritus, American Association for the Advancement of Science Location: Gittis Hall 2, 3501 Sansom Street The 2018-2019 CNS Talk Series focuses on Drugs, the Brain and Society. Lectures run 4:30-5:30 followed by discussion and a reception. Our [...]

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Child Poverty and Brain Development in Global Context

February 14 @ 8:45 am - 5:30 pm
Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Policymakers worldwide are looking to neuroscience for an understanding of child development and, in particular, the effects of poverty on child development.  Their interest has been sparked by new research on the neuroscience of poverty, which has revealed neural differences associated with poverty and identified possible environmental causes for them. [...]

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Addicted to the War on Drugs: Penn Law JLPA 2019 Symposium

February 20 @ 10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Fitts Auditorium, 3501 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Join the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Public Affairs for a collaborative discussion questioning the persistence of the drug war, barriers to change, and achievable solutions. The name of the symposium reflects the persistence of militant drug enforcement after decades of increasing drug problems, mass incarceration, and international [...]

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CNS Lunch Conversation – Roderick Spears

February 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Goddard Labs 200, 3710 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Penn grad students, postdocs and RAs, you are invited to lunch with interesting guests.  Not a talk - they’ll take 10 minutes to introduce their work, then it’s pure conversation. Sandwiches and drinks served. Dr. Roderick Spears is a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, with expertise in headache medicine. He [...]

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Penn Memory Center Event: “Alive Inside: Using neuroimaging to detect covert consciousness in the brain-injured patient” with Andrew Peterson

February 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ralston House, 3615 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Hosted by the Penn Memory Center "Alive Inside: Using neuroimaging to detect covert consciousness in the brain-injured patient." Andrew Peterson, PhD - Assistant Professor, Greenwall Faculty Scholar, Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, George Mason University   This presentation provides an ethical analysis of the American Academy of Neurology practice [...]

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March 2019

CNS Public Talk – Psilocybin: Implications for healthy psychological functioning and therapeutics

March 14 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Room 2, Gittis Hall, 3501 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Psilocybin: Implications for healthy psychological functioning and therapeutics Roland Griffiths, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University Location: Gittis Hall 2, 3501 Sansom Street With generous co-sponsorship by the Dept of Medical Ethics and Health Policy The 2018-2019 CNS Talk Series focuses on Drugs, the Brain and Society. Lectures run [...]

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CNS Lunch Conversation – Isaac Chen

March 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Goddard Labs 200, 3710 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Penn grad students, postdocs and RAs, you are invited to lunch with interesting guests.  Not a talk - they’ll take 10 minutes to introduce their work, then it’s pure conversation. Sandwiches and drinks served. Dr. Issac Chen is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, with interests in functional neurosurgery and novel [...]

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April 2019

CNS Lunch Conversation – Nina Hsu

April 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Goddard Labs 200, 3710 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Penn grad students, postdocs and RAs, you are invited to lunch with interesting guests.  Not a talk - they’ll take 10 minutes to introduce their work, then it’s pure conversation. Sandwiches and drinks served. Dr. Nina Hsu is a Science policy fellow at AAS, and a Penn NGG alumna. She [...]

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Intercollegiate Psychedelics Summit

April 4 - April 5
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia 19104 United States Google Map

The Intercollegiate Psychedelics Summit 2019 is a two day summit on the science, policy, and clinical applications of psychedelics. We hope to cultivate an intercollegiate psychedelics network and advance the discourse of psychedelic science. It is hosted by the Penn Society of Psychedelic Science, a student group at the University [...]

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CNS Public Talk – Time to put brain science, not politics, at the centre of drug policy

April 4 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Room 2, Gittis Hall, 3501 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Time to put brain science, not politics, at the centre of drug policy* David Nutt, Neuropsychopharmacology Unit, Division of Brain Sciences, Imperial College London Location: Gittis Hall 2, 3501 Sansom Street With generous co-sponsorship by the Penn Law School The 2018-2019 CNS Talk Series focuses on Drugs, the Brain and [...]

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Annual Bioethics Conference

April 11 - April 12
Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School, 641 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$50

Controlling Death? The policies, practices, and ethics of choosing when we die Hosted by The Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School April 11-12, 2019 Harvard Medical School Campus, Boston, MA This two-day conference will explore ethical, legal, and clinical aspects of evolving practices of euthanasia and physician-assisted death. How [...]

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CNS Lunch Conversation – Rebecca Waller

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Goddard Labs 200, 3710 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Penn grad students, postdocs and RAs, you are invited to lunch with interesting guests.  Not a talk - they’ll take 10 minutes to introduce their work, then it’s pure conversation. Sandwiches and drinks served. Dr. Rebecca Waller is an Assistant Professor of Psychology. She will be discussing the neural and [...]

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Neuroscience Public Lecture Series – “We can, but should we? Ethical considerations in modern neuroscience”

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

We are very excited to announce the Spring 2019 Penn Neuroscience Public Lecture entitled "We can, but should we? Ethical considerations in modern neuroscience". The lecture will be held on Thursday, April 18th at 6:30pm in the Rubenstein Auditorium, Smilow Center for Translational Research. This FREE lecture series will feature [...]

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May 2019

Penn Bioethics Seminar Series: Peter Reiner

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Goddard Labs 200, 3710 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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The mind in your pocket: On the neuroethical implications of smartphones as extensions of our minds. Peter Reiner, VMD, PhD  Professor of Neuroethics Department of Psychiatry University of British Columbia   Tuesday, May 7 12:00 pm Goddard Lab, Room 200 Lunch provided!  

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11th edition of the International Scientific Conference on Neuroethics

May 15 - May 17
Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Via Olgettina Milano, 58, 20132
Milan, Italy
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The Future of Neuroethics San Raffaele, Milan May 15th – 17th, 2019 Hosted by The Italian Society for Neuroethics and the International Neuroethics Society Vita-Salute San Raffaele University Via Olgettina 58 – Milan, Italy   Keynote Speakers  Alfred Mele (Florida State University) Barbara Sahakian (University of Cambridge) Carlo Ferrarese (University [...]

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The Future of Neuroscience, Attachment and Mentalizing: from research to clinical practice

May 18 @ 10:00 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm
University College London London, United Kingdom Google Map

Hosted by the Psychoanalysis Unit, UCL London, United Kingdom   This conference will be one of the first conferences to explicitly focus on the application of neuroscience and neurobiology to clinical issues. Leading speakers will discuss recently emerging findings in affective neuroscience with immediate clinical relevance. They will focus on [...]

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