The HBI was pleased to host the ninth annual Margarete Wuensche Memorial Lecture: Neuroscience and Society on June 26, 2012.
This year's guest speaker was Dr. Judy Illes, Professor of Neurology and Canada Research Chair in Neuroethics at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Illes is Director of the National Core for Neuroethics at UBC, and faculty in the Brain Research Centre and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. She is a co-Founder and Member of the Governing Board of the International Neuroethics Society. As a pioneer and eminent scholar in the field of Neuroethics, she has made groundbreaking contributions to ethical, social, and policy challenges at the intersection of biomedical ethics and neuroscience, including stem cells, neuroimaging, gene therapy, biomarkers for brain disease, and the commercialization of brain health.
Dr. Illes presented Neuroscience, Ethics, and You to an audience of students, faculty and community members.
We look forward to next year's event and hope to see you there!
The Margarete Wuensche Memorial Lecture is an annual lecture hosted at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and jointly presented by the HBI and the Wuensche family. The lecture was originally created in 2004 to honour the late Margarete Wuensche. Past speakers have included the neurologist and bestselling author Oliver Sacks, Director of the NIMH, Dr. Thomas Insel and Nobel Laureate, Dr. Peter Agre.