Is Biology Destiny? The Ethics of Personal Identity Alteration
The Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities and the Department of Neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin are sponsoring a day-long conference exploring the ethics of personal identity alteration. The conference will address the clinical, ethical and legal issues related to the alteration of personal identity arising from the use of neurotechnologies. The program features 2 keynote presentations as well as presentations by faculty from the Medical College of Wisconsin.
allied health professionals
- Define the concept of personal identity with regard to brain interventions such as neurostimulation therapy.
- Identify the ethical and clinical implications arising from the therapeutic use of neurostimulation technologies.
- Determine the ethical boundaries of personal identity alteration in the clinical and social context.
8:00 am Check -in and Continental Breakfast (provided)
8:30 am Welcome – Arthur Derse, MD, JD and Fabrice Jotterand, PhD, MA
8:45 am Ann Helms, MD
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. Current clinical applications of Neuroimplants and Neuromodulation.
9:15 am Ryan T. Brennan, DO
You put WHAT in my brain? Guiding Patient Decisions in DBS.
10:00 am Break
10:15 am Joseph J. Fins, MD, MACP
Civil Rights and Covert Consciousness: Brain Injury, Neuroethics, and Neuroscience.
11:15 am Fabrice Jotterand, PhD, MA
The Perils of Moral Bioenhancement: Why Pathologizing Moral Behavior is a Bad Idea.
12:00 pm Lunch (provided)
1:00 pm Jennifer A. Chandler, B.SC, LL.B., LL.M.
Adaptive and Patient-Controlled Deep Brain Stimulation - Legal Puzzles of Agency, Capacity and Responsibility.
2:00 pm Justin Williams, PhD
Are You Ready for Your Brain Implant? The Ethical Potholes of a Neuroenhanced Future.
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Panel Discussion – Fabrice Jotterand, PhD, Moderator
3:45 pm Concluding Remarks – Fabrice Jotterand, PhD
4:00 pm Adjournment
Course Director: Cynthiane Morgenweck, MD, MA
Planning Committee: Cynthiane Morgenweck, MD, MA, Jo Weis, PhD, Beth Thorson, MSW
Fabrice Jotterand, PhD, MA
Ann Helms, MD
Jennifer A. Chandler, B.SC, LL.B., LL.M.
In accordance with the ACCME® standards for Commercial Support Number 6, all in control of content disclosed any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved
|Ryan T. Brennan, O.D.||Abbvie Pharmaceuticals||honorarium, consultant|
|Joseph J. Fins, MD, MACP||Cambridge University Press||book royalties|
|Justin Williams, PhD||NeuroOne Medical Technologies, Inc.||Chief Tech.Officer,|
|Justin Williams, PhD||Natus Medical, Inc.||consultant fees|
ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 6.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
- 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 6.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.