Program

THURSDAY, 14TH SEPTEMBER 2017
Sydney Law School
University of Sydney
Eastern Avenue, Camperdown

1.30-2.00 Welcome and launch of the Australian Neuroethics Network

2.00-3.30
Moral Cognition and Enhancement (Chair: Neil Levy)
Dr Richard Heersmink (Macquarie University) Distributed cognition and distributed morality: agency, artifacts and systems
Prof Julian Savulescu (University of Oxford, UK) Moral Enhancement
Dr Nicole A Vincent (Macquarie University & University of New South Wales) Moral Enhancement and Moral Progress
3.30-4.00 Afternoon tea

4.00-4.30 Special Lecture
Prof Tom Buller (Illinois State University, USA) Non-human primate research in the age of the major brain projects

4.30-5.30 Neurolaw Panel
Dr Katy de Kogel (Ministry of Security and Justice, The Netherlands) Title TBC
Panelists Sascha Callaghan, Allan McCay, Colin Gavaghan
5.30-6.00 Reception

6.00-7.00 Public Lecture
Prof Katrina Sifferd (Elmhurst College, USA) Is neuroscience relevant to criminal responsibility? Yes and No.
7.30-9.00 Invited speakers dinner

FRIDAY, 15TH SEPTEMBER 2017
Second day at different location to first day
Dunmore Lang Conference Centre
Macquarie University
130 – 134 Herring Road, North Ryde, NSW

9.30-11.00 Parallel Sessions I
Neurotechology (Chair: Adrian Carter)
Susan Dodds (University of New South Wales), Eliza Goddard (University of Tasmania), Anna Blum (University of New South Wales) “That is my mini brain”: What is the ethical significance of 3D bioprinted neural structures and models?
Dr Fred Gilbert (University of Washington & University of Tasmania) Implantable Brain Computer Interfaces: Exploring Estrangement and Embodiment
A/Prof Colin Gavaghan (University of Otago, New Zealand) Artificial intelligence (TBC)
Neurolaw I  (Chair: Sascha Callaghan)
Dr Chris Rudge (University of Sydney) Pain in the brain: Worker’s compensation claims for CRPS-I in Australia
Dr David Manchester (St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney) Frontal brain injury in Court: What is good practice in the assessment of executive functions in medico-legal reports?
Prof Jeanette Kennett and Dr Amee Baird (Macquarie University) Murder and Dementia: An exploration of legal and neuropsychological factors of Australian cases
11.00-11.30 Morning Tea

11.30-1.00 Parallel Sessions II
Ageing and Dementia (Chair: Allan McCay)
Dr Amit Lampit (Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney) Technologies for Cognitive Health: Translating the Evidence to the Home
Dr Cynthia Forlini (University of Sydney) Ageing in a ‘neuro-society’
Cara Warmuth (Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz-Universität Hannover, Germany) Neurodegeneration in the elderly and the loss of human rights
Addiction and Self Control (Chair: Jeanette Kennett)
Andrew Dawson (Monash University) Capacity, control and responsibility in Parkinson’s disease patients with impulse control disorders: Views of neurological and psychiatric experts
Prof Philip Gerrans (University of Adelaide) Addiction and self-representation
Prof Wayne Hall (University of Queensland) Ethical issues raised by the Australian ban on electronic nicotine devices
1.00-2.00 Lunch & Poster Session

2.00-3.00 Keynote
Brain D. Earp (Oxford Centre for Neuroethics, UK) The Medicalization of Love: Why Scientists Should Study the Effects of Pharmaceuticals on Human (Romantic) Relationships
3.00-3.30 Afternoon Tea

3.30-5.00 Parallel Sessions III
Neurolaw II (Chair: Nicole A Vincent)
A/Prof Debra Wilson (University of Canterbury, New Zealand) The brain as a witness: The use of concealed information testing in the Courtroom
Dr Federica Coppola (Columbia University, USA) Reconceiving emotions in punishment: A proposal for a Socio-rehabilitative Correctional Model with the aid of social and affective neuroscience
Dr Jamie Walvisch (Monash University) Culpable madness: When should mental illness not affect sentencing?
Social Implications (Chair: Cynthia Forlini)
Prof Gregg D. Caruso (Corning SUNY, USA) Public health and safety: The social and neurological determinants of health and criminal behavior
Dr Karen O’Connell (University of Technology Sydney) Neuroscience, unequal bodies and hostile environment law
Lienkie Diedericks (Kings College London, UK) Epistemic Hurdles in Psychiatry: How Gender Bias Shapes Autism Spectrum Disorder
5.00-5.30 Closing and Future Directions