TheBID - Brains in Dialogue project, coordinated by SISSA, the International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste aimed at fostering dialogue among key stakeholders in neuroscience: scientists, clinicians, patients, sociologists, lawyers, philosophers, science journalists, lay citizens, etc. focusing on: brain imaging, brain devices and predictive medicine.
28-29 January 2010, Trieste, Italy
“Brains in Dialogue on Genetic Testing”
The bid-brains in dialogue team in collaboration with Prof Gasparini of IRCCS-Burlo/University of Trieste organized the second bid-workshop with the title „brains in dialogue on genetic testing”. Thw workshop took place on 28-29 January 2010 in Trieste, Italy.
The workshop focussed on the genetic tests that are now easily accessible even to healthy individuals who want to find out whether or not they will develop a certain disorder. An increasing number of genetic tests are also available for main neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer, Parkinson and Huntington, which are still incurable. The workshop addressed the follwoing questions: how reliable are these tests and what type of information are they offering? Do they help people to take decisions about their life? And who should be notified of the results?
Participant from CELAB: Prof. Judit Sándor
Bid final conference took place at the Stanhope Hotel in Brussels, Belgium on6 July 2011.