• Startdatum:
  • 24 september 2020
  • Cursusduur:
  • 2 dagen
  • Werkzaam als:
  • AIOS, Medisch specialist, PhD

Accreditaties

  • NVVN:
  • Aangevraagd

Course cancelled

Thank you for your interest in the Ethics and neurosurgery course. Due to the corona virus, there is a lot of uncertainty about the feasibility of the conference in September. That is why the course committee has decided to postpone this year's (2020) Ethics and neurosurgery course to 23 & 24 September 2021. Enrollment for 2021 will be opened in January 2021. There will be an online course about this subject (half a day) and more information will be published on this website as soon as possible.

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Neurosurgery and neuroscience operate in dynamic fields. Novel treatments for neurological and mental disorders appear on the horizon every day. 3-D prints, robotic surgery or stem cell interventions make their way to patients at a rapid pace.

In the translation from bench to bedside, these interventions raise thorny issues. Hypes and hopes generate controversy, such as about the resources necessary for their developments and priority setting. Each surgical decision is a cut at the interface of risks, benefits, medical necessity, enhancement, personhood and identity. Fortunately, awareness about the ethical implications of these developments is growing. Relevant questions are brought to the fore: Are neuroscience and neurosurgery moving too fast? Are they moving in the right direction? What can and should be done with potential ‘advancements’?

During this conference we aim to bring reflection to some of these developments in neurosurgery and neuroscience. We concentrate on discussing the ethical, legal and social issues (ELSI) of developments in neurosurgery.

Through lectures and discussions, we seek to engage our audience and eventually produce a consensus statement. Our speakers will offer reflections on some broad topics of the ELSI in neurosurgical research and treatment, by mixing practical and theoretical considerations. Topics for inquiry include old and new issues in both research and the clinic, and they range from the role of artificial intelligence, learning health care systems, research ethics, and distinctive issues of innovation versus research, autonomy versus informed consent and consciousness. However, by our interactive sessions and case discussion, we hope to bring these general reflections to a focus. Taking the lessons from these broader the ethical issues, we eventually aim to write a consensus statement on the ethical issues in the use of AI in neurosurgery; a topic that will inevitably affect us all.

Day 1

 

Ethics and Innovation

09:00

Reception and registration

09:45

Introduction to the ethics of neurosurgical innovation
Dr. mr. Marike Broekman

10:15

Innovation and neuroscience
Prof. dr. Annelien Bredenoord

10:50

Slicing up the system: Learning from our patients and the learning health care system?
Prof. dr. Martine de Vries

11:25

Coffee break

11:45

Case discussions

12:30

Lunch break

 

POST LUNCH THEME: THE ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS OF RESEARCH AND HYPOTHESES

13:45

Neurotechnological Research and Practice: Why we need to question our Hypotheses and the Patient's Assumptions. An Embodied Phenomenological Approach
Sadaf Soloukey, Msc

14:20

What would you do: Controversial Cases, an interactive session
Dr. mr. Marike Broekman en Dr. mr. Marleen Eijkholt

14:55

Coffee break

15:15

Break out session: AI, ethics, and research: WFNS/ EANS consensus statement

17:00 End of day 1

Day 2

09:30

Reception

10:00

Introduction to clinical ethics in neurosurgical practice
Dr. mr. Marike Broekman

10:15

Autonomy and Head Injury: an ethical conundrum
Dr. Steve Honeybul

10:50

Clinical Ethics and Neurosurgery: Traumatic Brain Injury Risks and Explanations
Dr. Erwin Kompanje

11:25

Coffee break

11:45

Case discussions

12:30

Lunch break

 

POST LUNCH THEME: AUTONOMY, IDENTITY AND INFORMED CONSENT

13:45

Neurosurgery for EDS
Prof. dr. Wilco Peul

14:20

Identity as a useless concept
Dr. mr. Marleen Eijkholt

14:55

Coffee break

15:15

Break out session: autonomy, identity and informed consent

17:15

Closure of the congress
Dr. mr. Marike Broekman en Dr. mr. Marleen Eijkholt

Dr. M.L.D. Broekman
Dr. mr. M.M. Eijkholt
Ethiek & recht gezondheidszorg, LUMC
Prof. dr. W.C. Peul
Neurochirurg, LUMC
Prof. Dr. M.C. de Vries
De Burcht
Burgsteeg 14, 2312 JS LEIDEN

Online

Regular fee € 250,-