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Leaving your brain to science: Engaging with law and ethics

March 25, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Have you ever thought about leaving your brain to science?

Scientists today are using ‘banks’ of brain tissue for a range of research activitiies. But this raises challenging legal and ethical questions.

Who should give consent for the use of tissue? Who should get to access it? What kind of organisation should regulate brain banks?

This public event will look at exactly these issues, and a range of others. Several speakers – leading scientists and lawyers – will give short talks, and the audience will be invited to ask questions, and share their own thoughts and concerns.

The event is being held as part of the AHRC ’Technoscience, Law and Society: Interrogating the Nexus’ Research Network which brings together of academics and other professionals researching the interactions between science, technology and law. This is your chance to shape the debates being carried out in the network, and feed into important conversations about the ways brain banks are regulated.

This public event is aimed at anyone with an interest in discussing the ethical issues connected with brain banking. No prior knowledge or special training is required. Just come along to listen to the talks and share your thoughts! Please register for a free ticket through Eventbrite

Registration is from 13.00-13.30 and we will provide a small canape lunch. There will be a break with light refreshments halfway through the afternoon.

Details

Date:
March 25, 2014
Time:
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Technoscience, Law and Society Research Network
Website:
https://www.kent.ac.uk/law/tls/

Venue

University of Edinburgh
Godfrey Thomson Hall, Thomsons Land, University of Edinburgh, Holyrood
Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ United Kingdom
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Website:
https://www.kent.ac.uk/law/tls/