Encouraging dialog across disciplines, to consider and discuss implications of neuroscience research.

There are many topics at the intersection of neuroscience and society – areas where scientists can benefit by learning more about downstream applications of scientific findings, and non-scientists can benefit by learning about tools, technologies, and our current understanding of brain biology.  Direct conversation can inform, generate transparency, and ultimately lead to new and improved policies and responsible applications that positively impact community health.

Save the Date for the
2019 Neuroscience & Society Colloquium!
“Emerging Neurotechnologies: From research to clinical application”

featuring the
William & Pudge Landau Lecture

 Helen S Mayberg, MD

Center for Advanced
Circuit Therapeutics
Icahn School of Medicine
at Mount Sinai

followed by a Panel Discussion with
Hong Chen, PhD (WashU Biomedical Engineering)
James Jay Churchill, PhD (National Institute of Mental Health/NIH)
James DuBois, PhD (WashU Medicine/Bioethics Research Center)
Helen Mayberg, MD (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai)
Joel Perlmutter, MD, PhD (WashU Neurology)
Moderated by
Anneliese Schaefer, JD, PhD (WashU Neurology/Office of Neuroscience Research)

Friday September 13, 2019
3:00 – 4:30p

Connor Auditorium, Farrell LTC at the WashU School of Medicine

Aims for the Neuroscience & Society initiative

  • For scientists: Opportunities to explore how our understanding of brain biology is applied outside academia, and how scientific findings can impact the design and implementation of policies related to families, health, the workplace, and education.
  • For policy makers on topics such as healthcare, education and criminal justice: Increased transparency and a pipeline for information, where our understanding of brain development and function is especially relevant.