2023 Neurotech Justice Summit
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET | Online and at the Countway Library, Minot Room 506
Rapidly advancing neurotechnologies are improving prevention, diagnosis, and management of neurological and psychiatric conditions; revealing new insights about cognition; and may be used outside the clinic by employers, schools, and governments.
Against this backdrop, the Neurotech Justice Summit examined the meaning of "neurotech justice," its interplay with neurorights, and how a focus on justice can positively shape the trajectory of neurotechnology development and application. Addressing the ethical, legal, social, and existential implications of emerging neurotechnologies is a complex task requiring input from a variety of disciplines and stakeholders. This Summit brought to bear a range of such perspectives, including those of traditionally marginalized groups. The Summit featured presentations, conversation, and audience participation to explore how neurotech justice can be achieved in the medical clinic, in the legal courtroom, and other key social contexts.
- Judge Bernice Donald, JD, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- Joseph Fins, MD, MACP, FRCP, Weill Cornell Medical College
- Judge (Ret.) Nancy Gertner, JD, Harvard Law School
- Jasmine Kwasa, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University, Precision Neuroscopics Inc.
- Gabriel Lázaro-Muñoz, PhD, JD, HMS Center for Bioethics, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Oliver Rollins, PhD, University of Washington
- Francis X. Shen, JD, PhD, HMS Center for Bioethics, Harvard Law School
- Abel Wajnerman Paz, PhD, Alberto Hurtado University
- Theresa Williamson, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, HMS Center for Bioethics
- Peter Zuk, PhD, HMS Center for Bioethics
This half-day hybrid conference was free and open to the public, with registration required. The event was funded by a grant from the Dana Foundation.
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