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Samia Alexandra Hurst – How do implicit biases make us vulnerable?

Le réseau neuroéthique de Montréal

The Montréal Neuroethics Network





Samia Alexandra Hurst, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Geneva, Switzerland

Tuesday, October 14th, 12:00-1:00pm

Le mardi 14 octobre, de 12h00 à 13h00



How do implicit biases make us vulnerable?

It is generally admitted that vulnerable persons deserve special attention, care or protection. And one can define vulnerable persons as those having a greater likelihood of being denied adequate satisfaction of some of their legitimate claims. Current data also increasingly suggests that implicit biases, or unconscious stereotypes, can affect our assessment and decisions in many areas of life, including medical practice. Implicit biases can place different moral claims at risk for different reasons. Understanding how implicit biases can make us vulnerable is important if we are to reduce the effects of these biases on the protection of vulnerable persons.



Salle/Room 255, 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 October 13th  at veljko.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 13 octobre 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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