UCSF Weill Neuroethics Symposium


Program Overview

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
UCSF Mission Bay

Bringing together an exciting panel of speakers, this program will closely examine three topic areas of both great hope and potential concern in the neurosciences. We will hear a variety of perspectives surrounding the use of neurogenetics, neuromodulation, and patient data, including both prepared remarks and engaging interdisciplinary discussion.


Schedule & Speakers

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Morning Session

8:30AM | Introductory Remarks

Stephen Hauser | UC San Francisco


8:45AM | Panel One | Neurogenetics & Parenthood

Headline Address
Jennifer Doudna | UC Berkeley

Response and Perspectives
Stephan Sanders | UC San Francisco | Anticipated Uses in Autism
Hank Greely | Stanford University | Neurogenetics and Law
Laurie Zoloth | University of Chicago | Religion and Values

10:30AM | Panel Two | Neuromodulation Roundtable

Use Cases and Perspectives
Jose Carmena | UC Berkeley | Engineering and Industry
Katherine Scangos | UC San Francisco | Mood Disorder
Joseph Fins | Weill Cornell Medicine | Disorders of Consciousness
Sara Goering | University of Washington | Brain-Computer Interfaces


Afternoon Session


1:45PM | Panel Three | Patient Data in the Digital Age

Headline Address
Eric Topol | Scripps Research

Response and Perspectives
Kate Rankin | UC San Francisco | Bridging Research and Clinical Data
Anna Wexler | University of Pennsylvania | Ethics and Regulation
Gabe Aranovich | Mindstrong Health | Industry Perspective


3:15PM | Concluding Remarks

Shared Themes and Implications for Public Engagement
Sam Barondes | UC San Francisco


3:45PM | Reception