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22. - 23. Februar 2019, Berlin

Psychiatric Neurosurgery - Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues

Location: Berlin School of Mind and Brain Humboldt University Luisenstraße 56 10117 Berlin Germany

Friday, 22.02.2019, 12:30-18:00 h Welcome remarks and project presentation: "Psychiatric Neurosurgery - Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues" - Sabine MüllerDeep brain stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder - Chris BervoetsDeep brain stimulation for major depression - Thomas SchläpferAutism surgery and ethical implications - Roberto Martínez-ÁlvarezGamma Knife radiosurgery for obsessive-compulsive disorder - Steven RasmussenInformed consent and free will in the context of deep brain stimulation - Marisa GroßUlysses contracts and their legal implications for deep brain stimulation patients - Annabel JoschkoThe constitutional landscape of psychiatric neurosurgery - Tade SprangerNeurosurgery for psychopaths - an ethical analysis - Lucie White

Saturday, 23.02.2019, 9:00-13:00 h Experimental deep brain stimulation for Alzheimer disease: scientific and ethical pitfalls of the exploratory research agenda - Merlin BittlingerClosed-loop DBS and its implications for autonomy and authenticity - Frédéric GilbertEthical issues of expanding applications for deep brain stimulation: an interdisciplinary approach - Christian IneichenCross-national investigations of media coverage and public reactions and attitudes about psychiatric neurosurgery - Laura CabreraRecommendations of the collaboration for a responsible research and practice in psychiatric neurosurgery - Sabine MüllerPanel and audience discussion about recommendations and implementation - Sabine Müller, Judy Illes, Tade Spranger, Chris Bervoets, and Roberto Martínez-Álvarez

Funding: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany) (01GP1621A + B), CIHR-INMHA (Canada) and National Institute of Health Carlos III (Spain)

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Registration: Email to Sabine Müller: Mueller.sabine(at)