Brain Matters 3 Conference! Values at the crossroads of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Psychology

*Deadline for abstract submissions: May 15, 2012

Brain Matters 3: 
Values at the Crossroads of Neurology,
Psychiatry and Psychology 
October 24th-25th, 2012

This conference provides a venue for collaboration and learning in the area of neuroethics. The plenary speakers of this conference will address ethical challenges in the treatment and research for conditions with neurological symptomatology but that are without identifiable biological correlates/causes. The complexities of suffering and disability experienced by individuals with these conditions are significant, including exposure to dangerous and futile treatments.

Parallel sessions will include accepted abstracts from a broad range of neuroethics interests.  At this conference, presentations will be given by patients, physicians, neuroscientists, and ethicists and is intended to appeal to a broad audience.  Please see the call for abstracts and conference information at

The submission form is directly available at:


We invite scholars from the fields of neuroscience, ethics, philosophy, law, medicine, and
other relevant disciplines to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations on topics that
fall at the intersection of neuroscience, society, and ethics. Abstracts from trainees and junior
scholars are especially encouraged.

Abstracts may address a wide variety of topics related to neuroethics, including topics
unrelated to conference theme. These topics could be clinical, research, policy, or theoretical
perspectives in neuroethics. Accepted abstracts will demonstrate scholarly excellence, an
innovative approach, and relevance to neuroethics.


We welcome abstracts in standard scientific format (introduction, methods, results, and
conclusion) as well as traditional scholarly format (clear background, thesis, and argument)
in a fillable PDF form available at Abstracts should
be no more than 250 words. Multiple submissions are permitted.

Submission Process

Please email the completed abstract PDF form to by May 15, 2012. Early
proposals are encouraged. Submissions received after May 15, 2012 will not be considered.

Conference Registration
Email notification of acceptance will be sent before July 15, 2012. There will be a two-week
opportunity to confirm attendance at the conference once notification has been sent. All
participants must register for Brain Matter 3 and are responsible for their travel, lodging
expenses, and registration fees for the conference. Registration will open in June 2012.
Attendance is required for accepted submissions to be included in the program.

*Please note that the number of attendees will be limited due to meeting space restrictions, therefore early registration is strongly encouraged.*

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