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  • Date : Saturday, July 22, 2006
  • Venue : Otemachi Sankei Plaza Conference room 303-304
  • (140 attendees with registration)
  • Language : English/Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)

1st International workshop of Neuroethics in JAPAN

Since 2005, JST/RISTEX gBrain-Science & Societyh research center (Director, Hideaki Koizumi, Ph.D.) has organized workshops entitled gBrain science and ethicsh annually in order to facilitate the interaction between neuroscience community and public society.
In July 2006, the center will organize the symposium gAt the Ethical Frontier of Higher Brain Function Researchh in the 29th annual meeting of the Japan Neuroscience Society (July 19-21, at Kyoto International Conference Hall), and Dr. Judy Illes (Stanford University), a one of the pioneers of neuroethics in the World, is joining us as a co-organizer. We would be so happy to provide another opportunity for more inter-discipline dialogue across scientists, ethicists, and journalists in Tokyo after the conference.
Our mission is introducing neuroethics, which is originally established by the United States, and still being developed in mostly American and European regions, to Japanese society. In addition, we would also aim for facilitating the interaction between neuroscience and ethics to map the Japanese-specific filed surrounding neuroethics as well as publication of this interactive process in Japan to world wide. Those who are interested in the discussion about the possibility and ethical concern of how science and technology of brain research can contribute our social life will be all welcome.

Preliminarily Program

10:00`10:15  Opening Remark
  • Dr. Hideaki Koizumi (Director of "Brain-Science & Society" Research mission, RISTEX JST)
Morning session   Chaired by Dr. Osamu Sakura (Associate Professor, University of Tokyo)
10:15`12:15  Panel talk and discussion (20 min/panel and 40 min discussion)
12:15`13:30  Lunch Break
Afternoon session   Chaired by Dr.Tamami Fukushi (Reseacher, "Brain-Science & Society" Research mission, RISTEX JST)
13:30`14:30  Plenary Lecture (40min talk and 20min discussion)
  • Dr. Judy Illes (Director, Program in Neuroethics, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Department of Radiology, Stanford Univ. School of Medicine)
14:30`14:50  Coffee Break
14:50`16:50  Panel talk and discussion (20 min/panel and 40 min discussion)
16:50`17:00  Concluding remark
17:30`19:00  Receptionij