Ethical Issues in Neuroscience


Program Year:
Tuesday, 23 July 2013 -
8:00am to 7:00pm

Ethical Issues in Neuroscience 
Sponsored by AAAS and the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
A One-Day Symposium at AAAS hosted by the NeuroPolicy Affinity Group


A report on the symposium, prepared by the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, is available for download.


8:00 am - 9:00 am: Coffee and working breakfast, Co-sponsored by the Neuroethics Studies Program of the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University Medical Center


9:00 am - 9:15 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks

Alan Leshner, Chief Executive Officer of AAAS and Executive Publisher of the journal Science

9:15 am - 11:00 am: Panel on NeuroEthics in Defense

Moderated by Christian Macedonia

Panelists: James Giordano, William Casebeer, Andrew Herr, and Jonathan Moreno

11:00 am - 12:15 pm: Working lunch - Break-out I: NeuroEthics in Defense

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm: Report out on break-out I

1:00 pm – 2:45 pm: Panel on Promoting and Teaching Standards in NeuroEthics

Introduced by Michelle Groman

Moderated by James Giordano

Panelists: Rachel Wurzman, Debra Mathews, Carol Erting, and Joseph Procaccini

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm: Break-out II: Promoting and Teaching NeuroEthics

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm: Report out on break-out II

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: From Ethics to Policy and Law

Michael Swetnam, President and CEO of Potomac Institute

5:30 pm - 5:45 pm: Closing comments

Philip Rubin, Principal Assistant Director for Science in the Office of Science and Technology Policy

5:45 pm - 7:00 pm: Networking reception


Click here  to access the webscast recordings.


Venue Information:


Space Name: AAAS - Auditorium
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington District Of Columbia 20005