european neuroscience and society network


The launch of the ENSN takes place in London next month on 12th and 13th November. I'll be there as will Alex Mauron who's speaking in the final plenary. [Alex and I have written a couple of papers together with Bengt Kayser.]

Programme:

Neurosocieties: the rise and impact of the new brain sciences November 12 & 13, 2007 Regent’s College Conference Centre, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, London Monday, November 12, 2007 9.00 – 9.30 Conference Registration (Regent’s College Conference Centre, Main Lobby) 9.30-10.00 (Room D06) Welcome: Neurosocieties: the rise and impact of the new brain sciences Professor Nikolas Rose, Director, BIOS Centre for the study of Bioscience, Biomedicine, Biotechnology and Society, London School of Economics 10.00-12.00 (Room D06) Plenary One – Public health and the politics of the neurosciences Professor Kent Woods, CEO, Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency “Regulation of medicines in a changing world: the challenges of neuropharmacology” Professor Matilde Leonardi, Neurological Institute Carlo Besta, Italy “Neurosciences and neuropolitics: the challenge of brain disorders” 12.00– 1.00 (Room D05) Lunch 1.00-3.00 (Room D06) Plenary Two – Neuroeconomies: markets, choice and the distribution of neurotechnologies Zack Lynch, Executive Director, Neurotechnology Industry Organization “The Global Neurotechnology Industry 2007 and Beyond” Dr. Philippe Pignarre, University of Paris; Publisher, Les Empêcheurs de penser en rond “The birth of neuroeconomy” 3.00 to 3.30 Coffee Break 3.30 to 5.30 (Room D06) Plenary Three - Sources of the neurochemical self: consciousness, personhood and difference Professor Alexandre Mauron, University of Geneva Dr. Ilina Singh, BIOS Centre, LSE 5.30 Wine Reception & Conference Dinner Herringham Hall, Regent’s Conference Centre Tuesday, November 13, 2007 9.30 – 10.00 Coffee and Tea 10.00-11.00 Workshop One: Public health and the politics of the neurosciences (Room D05) Discussants: Dr. Andreas Roepstorff, University of Aarhus Dr. Joao Arriscado Nunes, University of Coimbra, Portugal Workshop Two: Neuroeconomies: markets, choice and the distribution of neurotechnologies (Room D06) Discussants: Dr. Paul Martin, University of Nottingham Dr. Ilpo Helen, University of Helsinki 11.00-12.00 Workshop Three: Sources of the neurochemical self: consciousness, personhood and difference (Room D05) Discussants: Professor Kenneth Hugdahl, University of Bergen Dr. Cordula Nitsch, University of Basel Workshop Four: Neuroscience and Society: Future Directions in Europe (Room D06) Discussants: Professor Trudy Dehue, University of Groningen Professor Ilse Kryspin-Exner, University of Vienna 12.00-1.00 Lunch 1.0 to 3.00 (Room D06) Plenary Four – Neuroscience and Society: Future Directions in Europe Professor Steven Rose, Open University “Future Directions in Neuroscience: a twenty year timescale” Professor Alain Ehrenberg “Brain, Mind and Society: the Threefold cord” 3.00-3.30 Closing Remarks Tea and Coffee served