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06. - 07. Juli 2018, Göttingen

Symposium "Präventionen?! - Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft der Demenz-Forschung / Prevention?! - the past, the contemporary and the (near) future of dementia research"

Jointly organised by: Silke Schicktanz (University Medical Center Göttingen) & Annette Leibing (Univ. of Montreal)

Date: July 6-7 2018 Venue: Seminar room at the Institute of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine, Humboldtallee 36, 37073 Göttingen

Friday, 6th of July
1.30 pm Welcome & Introduction by Silke Schicktanz (Göttingen) and Annette Leibing (Montreal) 1.45 - 2.45 pm Matthias Leanza (Basel) Prävention: Zeitstruktur, Erwartungsbildung, Formen der Intervention" 2.45 - 3.45 pm Maike Wolf (Frankfurt): Die Vorbeugung... wovon eigentlich? Gedanken über Praktiken der Prävention 3.45 - 4.15 pm Coffee break 4.15 - 5.15 pm Lara Keuck (Berlin) Der Zeitpunkt der Diagnose als nosologisches Problem: Eine wissenschaftshistorische Annäherung 5.15 - 6.15 pm Mark Schweda (Göttingen): Zwischen Vorsorge und Selbstentsorgung - Zur Responsibilisierung des Alterns im Zeichen der Demenz 7.30 pm joint dinner (all speakers are invited)

Saturday, 7th July
9.00 - 10.30 am Annette Leibing (Montreal) and Silke Schicktanz (Göttingen): Situated Prevention - The Contexualisation of Cultural and Ethical Aspects of a "New Dementia - bringing cultural and ethical aspects together 10.30 - 10.45 am Coffee break 10.45 - 11.45 am Allessandro Blassime (Zürich) Big Data and Dementia: Charting the Route Ahead for Research, Ethics, and Policy 11.45 - 12.30 am Round discussion: Methodological and conceptual challenges for STS research on prevention of ageing and related issues 12.30 pm End of the event (opportunity for a joint lunch) This interdisciplinary symposium wants to examine the paradigm of prevention - especially, but not exclusively, in the context of late-onset dementia. Scholars from history of medicine, Science and Technology Studies, medical anthropology, sociology and bioethics will come together to discuss methodological and conceptual approaches.

Guests are welcomed. A registration via email until 15th June 2018 is required as there are only limited places available. Contact: Professor Dr. Silke Schicktanz Humboldtallee 36 37073 Göttingen sschick(at)