Program and Posters 2019

Psychiatry, Mind, and Ethics





Wednesday, June 19


8:30-9:00 AM           Welcome Coffee


9:00-10:00 AM       Anthenaeum Seminar One: Psychiatric Illness



                                      Philipp Fossati

                                      ICM, Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière, Paris – FRANCE


                                     Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

                                     Luc Mallet

                                     ICM, Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière, Paris – FRANCE


                                     Nosology Wars: How an Evolutionary Perspective Can Help to Resolve the Clash Among


                                     Approaches to Psychiatric Diagnosis.

                                     Jerome Wakefield, New York University, New York – USA


10:00-10:30 AM     Open Forum



10:30-11:00 AM     Networking

                                      Coffee and Pâtisserie


11:00-12:00 PM     Athenaeum Seminar Two: Forensic Psychiatry and Neurolaw


                                     Chair: David Lawrence, Newcastle University, New Castle Upon Tyne, UNITED KINGDOM


                                     Ethics of Forced-Medication to Restore an Individual to Competency to Stand Trial

                                     Alan Newman, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California -- USA


                                     Is Coercion Ever Beneficent? Ethics of Risk Prediction in Conduct Disorder and Crime

                                     Alex McKeown, University of Oxford, Oxford – UNITED KINGDOM


                                     Neuroscience-based Psychiatric Assessments of Criminal Responsibility

                                     Gerben Meynen, VU University Amsterdam – THE NETHERLANDS


                                     Neurointerventions, Crime Prevention and the Lesson from History Objection

                                     Jesper Ryberg, Roskilde University – DENMARK


12:00-12:30 PM      Faculty Round Table


12:30-1:00 PM         Open Forum


1:00-2:15 PM           Lunch and Class Photo


2:30-3:30 PM          Athenaeum Seminar Three

                                      Evaluating Decision-Making Capacity in Neuropsychiatric Patients: Timing Matters


                                     Chair: Ryan Darby, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee – USA


                                     Forensic Psychiatric Evaluation of Decision-Making

                                     Connor Darby, University of California at Los Angeles and Los Angeles Veterans Hospital --USA


                                     Neuropsychological Evaluation of Decision-Making

                                     Ciaran Considine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee -- USA


                                     Neuro-prediction of Decision-Making in Neuropsychiatric Patients

                                     Ryan Darby, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee – USA


                                     Ethical and Legal Challenges In Evaluating Decision-Making Capacity

                                     Robert Weinstock, University of California Los Angeles/Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital



3:30-4:00 PM          Faculty Round Table


4:00-4:30 PM         Open Forum


4:30-5:00 PM          Plenary

                                     Jean-François Delfaissy

                                     Chair, French National Ethics Committee (CCNE)


5:00-6:30 PM          Wine and Cheese Welcome Reception and Jazz Concert

                                     Music for the Mind

                                     Jerome Yelnik and his quartet

                                     ICM, Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière, Paris – FRANCE




Thursday, June 20


8:30-9:00 AM          Welcome Coffee


9:00-9:45 AM           Athenaeum Seminar Four: Concepts and Connections


                                      Part I

                                      Examining the Relationship between “Neuro” and “Ethics”

                                     How Does the “Neuroscience of Ethics” Fit into Ethics?

                                     Tom Buller, Illinois State University -- USA


                                     Does Neuroscience Provide the Basis for Morality?

                                     Vojin Rakic, University of Belgrade – SERBIA



9:45-10:15 AM        Open Forum


10:15-11:00 AM      Networking

                                     Coffee and Pâtisserie


11:00-11:45              Part II

                                     A Tale  of Two Perspectives

                                     (1) What Philosophy Can and What it Cannot Do and (2)

                                     What Neuroscience Can and What it Cannot Do



                                     John Harris, University of Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM James Girodano, Georgetown University,

                                     Washington, DC, USA and Philipp Kellmeyer, University of Freiburg, GERMANY



11: 45-12:15             Open Forum


12:15-1:15 PM         Lunch


1:15-2:15 PM            ICM Field Trips:



2:15-3:15 PM          Athenaeum Seminar Five

                                     Other Minds


                                     Chair: Sarah Morley, Newcastle Law School, New Castle Upon Tyne, UNITED KINGDOM


                                     The Trolley Problem Solved at Last

                                     John Harris, University of Manchester, UNITED KINGDOM


                                    Human Minds Meet Artificial Intelligence: Problems and Puzzles

                                     Sven Nyholm, Eindhoven University of Technology, THE NETHERLANDS


                                     School’s Out? The (Mis)Education of Novel Consciousness

                                     David Lawrence, Newcastle University, New Castle Upon Tyne, UNITED KINGDOM


                                     Artificial Moral Responsibility: How We Can and Cannot Hold Machines Responsible

                                     Daniel Tigard, Aachen University, GERMANY


3:15-3:45 PM          Faculty Round Table


3:45-4:15 PM          Open Forum






Friday, June 21



We have the privilege of holding today’s Charcot Plenary Lecture and Seminar in ICM’s Charcot Library, named for the founder of modern neurology.  After the seminar, there will be a exhibition tour of Charcot’s personal library, papers, and drawings that form the library collection.


8:30-9:00 AM         Welcome Coffee


9:00-9:45 AM         Charcot Lecture


                                     Joseph Fins

                                     Disorders of Consciousness Past, Present, Future

                                     Weill Cornell Medical College, USA


9:45-10:15 AM       Athenaeum Seminar Six

                                     Clinical Ethics Counseling in the Area of Brain Disorders: Challenges and Opportunities


                                     Chair: Philipp Kellmeyer, University of Freiburg, GERMANY


                                     Clinical Neuroethics Consultation: Overspecialized or Underused Service?

                                     Philipp Kellmeyer, University of Freiburg, GERMANY


                                     Severe Brain Disorders, Decision Making and the Place for Clinical Neuroethics Consultation

                                     Ralf Jox, MD, PhD, The Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, SWITZERLAND


                                     Comparison of Clinical Decision-Making in Disorders of Consciousness between the US

                                     and Europe

                                     Karola Krietmair, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA


10:15-10:30 AM      Faculty Round Table


10:30-11:00 AM     Open Forum


                                     Anthenaeum Seminar Seven: Consciousness


11:00-12:00 AM      Chair: Joseph Fins, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, USA


11:45- 12:30 PM     Ethical Implications of Uncovering Preserved Memory  in Non-responsive Patients Diagnosed to be in

                                     a Vegetative State

                                     Nicola Taylor, Trinity College, IRELAND


                                     Erring on the Side of Consciousness

                                     Andrew Peterson, George Mason University, USA


                                     Consciousness and its Moral Significance: Perspectives of Family Members and Health Professionals

                                     Caring for Patients in a Minimally Conscious State

                                     Kristin Kostick and Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Baylor College of Medicine,

                                     Houston, Texas, USA


12:30-1:00 PM        Open Forum


                                     Charcot Certificates


                                     Library Tour and Exhibition on the History of Consciousness and Psychiatry




 Au revoir jusqu'à l’année prochaine!





Neuroethics Network Posters 2019


The posters are on display throughout the meeting and can be viewed on the TV monitor. Poster authors’ badges are marked with a red dot for easy identification.


Tracing and Responsibility

Juha Raikka, University of Turku, Finland


The Neuroethics of Dreaming?  Ethical and Psychological Implications of Lucid Dream “Immortality”

Abidemi Otaiku, Colchester Hospital University, UNITED KINGDOM


Medical and Neuroethical Check Points before Human Applications of the Brain–Machine Interface Technique

Ryu Young-Joon, Kangwon National University, South Korea


Xià yībù shì shénme* - Changes in Global Hegemony; Challenges for Neuroethics

 Joseph DeFranco and James Giordano, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA

*Mandarin: “What’s next”


Biocultural Variables in Vulnerability to (Recurrent) Violent Behavior in Global Refugee Populations

Karen Harrera-Ferra and James Giordano, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA


A More Nuanced Relationship between Responsibility and Mental Disorder

Matt King and Josh May, University of Alabama, USA


Do We Ask Too Much from Our First-in-Human, Phase 1, Clinical Trial Participants? Neuralstem: A Case Report

Nanett Joyce and Mark Yarborough, University of California, Davis, USA


Return of ECT for Youth with Severe Mental Health Disorders

Vlatka Vukojevic, Vancourver, BC, CANADA



Friday, June 21 evening from dusk to dawn:

Tonight’s Fête de la Musique is a special chance to taste Parisian culture. Musicians from all over the world (both pro and amateur) perform free concerts on streets and venues across the country, filling the city with sounds of everything from blues to Brahms to Bossa nova. It’s the one night when officially anyone can play music all night long without fear of censure. The fun is in the wandering and discovering.