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Friday Seminar Series: Invasive Brain Technologies for Treatment of Psychiatric Conditions


Friday Seminar Series

Start Date

14 Aug 2015 1:00 pm

End Date

14 Aug 2015 2:00 pm


Room 346, Level 3 (ground level) Humanities Building, Sandy Bay Campus

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A School of Social Sciences and Institute for the Study of Social Change seminar

Presented by Dr Frederic Gilbert

About the presentation
The history of psychiatry accounts for many changes in the ways medicine has explained psychiatric condition aetiologies; and consequently, has modified the ways some disorders have been treated. Recently, there has been growing interest in using invasive brain surgery, involving implantable devices as a last recourse to alleviate the symptoms of patients suffering from different types of psychiatric conditions (i.e. Treatment Resistance Depression, Obsessive Compulsive disorder, Alzheimer, etc.), even though the origin of these conditions is still far from being fully understood. The purpose of this presentation is to explore ethical issues related to using novel invasive and implantable technologies to treat psychiatric conditions.

About the presenter
Frederic Gilbert works in bioethics, especially neuroethics. Part of his projects examined the experimental use of implantable brain devices for treatment of neurologic and psychiatric condition. Dr Gilbert is an ARC DECRA Fellow; he conducts his research within the Ethics, Policy & Public Engagement program (EPPE) of the ARC Australian Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES).

Event details

When | Friday 14 August, 1.00pm - 2.00pm

Where | Room 346, Level 3 (ground level) Humanities Building, Sandy Bay Campus

All welcome. Contact us on 6226 2350 if you need further information or directions to the venue.

Seminar flyer (PDF 156.5KB)


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