SUNY Downstate Medical Center’s
Symposium on Neuroethics of Memory
December 9, 2011 – SUNY Global Center (116 East 55th Street, NYC)


9:00 – 9:30 am
Welcoming Remarks and Introductions –
Kathleen E. Powderly, CNM, PhD
Director, John Conley Division of Medical Ethics & Humanities
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Mark Stewart, MD, PhD
Vice Dean for Research
and Dean, School of Graduate Studies
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

9:30 – 10:00 am
“Erasing and Enhancing Memory by Manipulating PKMζ”
Todd C. Sacktor, MD
Distinguished Professor of Neurology and Physiology & Pharmacology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

10:00 – 10:30 am
“Platform for a Slippery Slope”
André Fenton, PhD
Professor of Neural Science, New York University
And Associate Professor of Physiology & Pharmacology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

10:30 – 10: 45 am

10:45 – 11:15 am
“The Cell Biology of Memory Reconsolidation in Aplysia”
David Glanzman, PhD
Professor, Physiological Science / Neurobiology
University of California – Los Angeles

11:15 – 11:45 am
“Noradrenergic Modulation of Fear Memory in Humans”
Merel Kindt, PhD,
Professor of Experimental Clinical Psychology,
Head, Department of Clinical Psychology
University of Amsterdam

11:45 am – 12:15 pm
“Ethics, Memory and Neuroeconomics”
John L. Kubie, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Cell Biology
SUNY Downstate Medical Center

12:15 – 1:15 pm

1:15 – 1:45 pm
“Freedom of Memory”
Adam Kolber, JD
Professor of Law
Brooklyn Law School

1:45 – 2:15 pm
“The Ethics of Erasing Memories ‘Eternal Sunshine’ Style”
S. Matthew Liao, PhD
Associate Director and Associate Professor,
Center for Bioethics
and Affiliated Professor of Philosophy
New York University

2:15 – 2:45 pm
“Modifying Our Memories:
Accuracy, Fidelity, Authenticity”
David Wasserman, JD
Director of Research, Center for Ethics
Yeshiva University

2:45 – 4:00 pm
Panel Discussion with All Speakers
Moderators: Kathleen Powderly, CNM, PhD and Todd C. Sacktor, MD