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SPECIAL SEMINAR: Ethical considerations in human stress research – Sonia Lupien, Sep.25, 12:00-1:00pm

September 21, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

Le réseau neuroéthique de Montréal

The Montréal Neuroethics Network




Sonia Lupien, Ph.D.

University of Montréal, Canada

Thursday, September 25th,  12:00 – 1:00pm

Jeudi le 25 septembre, 12h00 à 13h00



“Ethical considerations in human stress research”

For the last two decades, science has managed to delineate the mechanisms by which stress hormones [particularly glucocorticoid secretion through activation of  the hypothalamic-pituitary-axis] can impact on the human brain.   Receptors for glucocorticoids are found in the hippocampus, amygdala and frontal cortex, three brain regions involved in memory processing and emotional regulation.   Studies have shown that chronic exposure to stress is associated with reduced volume of the hippocampus and that acute and chronic stress can modulate volumes of both the amygdala and frontal cortex. Although research on stress has led to numerous findings over the years, certain results and/or protocols raise ethical issues that are important to consider.  In this conference, I will summarize ethical issues in human stress research related to 1) the responsibility of scientists over findings of negative impact of stress on the brain; 2) measurements of depression and suicidal ideation in teenagers; 3) quality of information on stress in the media and 4) therapeutic forgetting of traumatic memories.



Room/Salle André Barbeau Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM)

110 Avenue des Pins Ouest


Pease see attached poster for details.

Veuillez consulter les affiches ci-jointes pour de plus amples renseignements.


All are welcome but please note that there are limited spaces. Please RSVP by September 24th  atveljko.dubljevic@ircm.qc.ca.

Tous sont les bienvenus mais veuillez noter qu’il y a un nombre de places limitées pour ce séminaire. SVP réservez d’ici le 24 septembre auprès  de veljko.dubljevic@ircm.qc.ca afin de vous inscrire.

The Montreal Neuroethics Network promotes neuroethics training, education and dialogue by exposing various audiences to neuroethics issues; fostering collaboration and mutual learning; and ensure Montreal’s leadership in addressing ethical and social issues in neuroscience and healthcare delivery through inter-institutional collaborations.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Eric Racine at: Neuroethics Research Unit
Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal
Tel: +1 514 987-5723

Le Réseau neuroéthique de Montréal promeut la formation, l’éducation et le dialogue neuroéthiques en exposant divers publics aux enjeux neuroéthiques; en facilitant les collaborations et les apprentissages mutuels afin de développer le leadership à Montréal pour aborder les questions éthiques et sociales associées aux neurosciences et aux soins de santé dans un contexte de collaboration interinstitutionnelle.

Pour de plus amples renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec Éric Racine

Unité de recherche en neuroéthique

Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal
Tél. : +1 514 987-5723
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