The move to preventing neurodegeneration among people without symptoms presents social and ethical challenges that are explored in this talk, drawing on the SPACE study.
A podcast discussing the symposium was recorded on location at Queen Mary University. For this podcast, which is available below as an audio file and as a PDF transcription, Dr Megan O’Hare was join by PhD students Phazha Bothongo and Isabelle Foote from Queen Mary University and Dr Harri Sivasathiaseelan from University College London.
The Symposium focused on the fascinating issues around early detection and prevention of neurodegenerative diseases, and included a star studded lined-up of speakers, including Anette Schrag, Rimona Weil and Jonathan Schott from UCL. Dennis Chan, Carol Brayne and Richard Milne from the University of Cambridge and others from QMUL, Oxford and Maastricht.
Milne (2019). Ethical challenges associated with the prediction and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. Invited presentation at the PQMUL MOHR Intergrated Academic Traning Symposium: Prediction and Prevention in Neurodegenerative Disease. London, UK, 29th November.