Call for abstracts: Conference on cognitive enhancement

21 February – 1 March 2011
University of Mainz, Germany

The conference will provide a forum for young scholars, post-docs and Ph.D. students from Europe and Canada interested in medical, societal and ethical issues of cognitive enhancement. This event is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
During the conference, 15 participants from different disciplines will have the opportunity to present their work and to discuss issues related to cognitive enhancement with renowned international experts.
The scientific programme will consist of oral presentations by the 15 participating young scholars, keynote lectures and a panel discussion. In addition, a hands-on day will be held at the Psychiatric Clinic, University Medical Center, Mainz.

Who should apply? Young scholars, post-docs and Ph.D. students from disciplines such as neurosciences, medicine, psychology, theory of medicine, philosophy, biomedical ethics, neuroethics, law, theology, sports science and the social sciences, interested in an interdisciplinary debate on cognitive enhancement.

Accommodation and travel expenses will be provided. Participants will receive an additional expense allowance of 300 € for preparing and submitting their manuscript for inclusion in the conference proceedings. In order to allow for a timely publication, it will be necessary that the participants submit their manuscripts within four weeks after the conference.

Please send your application with an abstract of your presentation (max. 500 words), a short curriculum vitae and a list of publications to PD Dr. Elisabeth Hildt:

Department of Philosophy, University of Mainz
Jakob Welder-Weg 18, 55099 Mainz, Germany

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 November 2010
Outcome of review: 15 December 2010


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