Neuroethics: The Ethical and Social Challenges of New Discoveries in Neuroscience

March 17, 2013 - March 19, 2013


The Ethical and Social Challenges of New Discoveries in Neuroscience

March 17-19, 2013

Call for Abstracts

Neuroethics combines bioethics and neuroscience and is concerned with the ethical, legal and social implications of research and clinical applications relating to the brain. This conference, which will take place at Tel Aviv University, March 17-19 2013, will focus on the ethical issues arising at the interface of ethics and neurobiology. It is intended that this pioneering conference, a collaboration of The Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, The Sackler Faculty of Medicine, The Sagol School of Neuroscience, and The School of Psychological Science at Tel Aviv University, will lead the way for the further development of Neuroethics in Israel.

The organizers invite researchers in the fields of neuroscience, ethics, philosophy, law, medicine, and other relevant disciplines to submit abstracts for paper presentations on topics relevant to the field of neuroethics. Abstracts may address a wide variety of topics, including for example, ethical aspects of neuroscience and neurobiology, Helsinki panels – help or hindrance for neuroscience research, empathy and the doctor-patient relationship, moral decision making and the brain, volition and free choice, informed consent and autonomy, Jewish law, etc.

We are pleased to announce that the conference will host keynote speaker Prof. Martha J. Farah, Director, Center for Neuroscience & Society, University of Pennsylvania, who will discuss "21st Century Neuroscience: From Lab and Clinic to Home, School and Office."

Abstracts should be no more than 250 words. Each presenter will have 20 minutes for paper presentations. Multiple submissions are not permitted. Abstracts may be submitted in English.

Submission Process: Email Submissions to Hillel Braude at

Deadline: December 15, 2012.