Data Science and Health (DASH) Cluster AI Meets Ethics #4

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In this fourth session featuring Dr. Julie Robillard, we will explore the impact of social robot use in the context of brain health and illness, and discuss key ethical implications surrounding their use. Dr. Julie Robillard is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of British Columbia and Scientist in Patient Experience at BC […]


Placebo and the ethics of deception in brain research and clinical care

UBC Robson Square 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The placebo effect is powerful in many neurological and psychiatric disorders and clinical trials often use placebos when developing and testing new treatments. Some people question the ethics of including a placebo group in research, while others would argue that to not do so is ethically fraught. In some cases, estimating the placebo effect and […]