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- 15 March 2024

3rd International Bioethics Conference: Dr. Pallanti's Lecture

Dr. Stefano Pallanti was a speaker at the 3rd International Bioethics Conference organized by the University of Malta with a lecture entitled “Post-Covid Neuroscience and the Non-Mental Unconscious”.

3rd International Bioethics ConferenceThe metamorphosis of the body: bioethics and neuroscience

📅 Italian Conference: 7-9 March 2024

📅 English Conference: 14-16 March 2024

💻 Delivery format: Online Conference

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The 3rd International Bioethics Conference took place from March 7 to 16, 2024, and focused on the following topic: The metamorphosis of the body: bioethics and neuroscience. The conference was organized by the Professional Ethics Platform of the Department of Moral Theology (University of Malta) with the consultancy of Professor Pietro Grassi. The conference was held entirely online via the Zoom platform and took place on the following dates:

  • March 7-9, 2024: in Italian

  • March 14-16, 2024: in English

This Year's Topic

Rapid advances in neuroscience, human-machine interfaces, and artificial intelligence are quickly expanding our understanding of human nature. However, while exciting and promising, these discoveries raise philosophical, ethical, anthropological, and social concerns.

The International Bioethics Conference 2024 aimed to stimulate a dialogue between a large number of experts from diverse disciplinary fields, including neuroscience, neuro-engineering, bioethics, computer science, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, and theology. Through this dialogue, the many speakers who have joined the initiative had the opportunity to discuss a critically important topic: the possible evolutions of the concept of "human being" in light of the epochal changes we are witnessing.

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Dr. Pallanti's Lecture

📖 Title: Post-Covid Neuroscience and the Non-Mental Unconscious

📅 Date and Time: March 15th, 2024, 7:40 PM (CET)

Among the many outstanding speakers who joined the Conference, Dr. Stefano Pallanti presented a lecture entitled "Post-Covid Neuroscience and the Non-Mental Unconscious", which offered interesting insights and innovative perspectives for future research and clinical practice. Dr. Pallanti's intervention took place on March 15th at 7:40 PM (CET).

During his lecture, Dr. Pallanti specifically addressed the neurological implications of the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences on mental health, with particular reference to the following topics:

  • The crisis of individuality: Dr. Pallanti analyzed how the pandemic has highlighted important issues related to the crisis of individuality of human beings.

  • Beyond psychology: Dr. Pallanti gradually shifted the focus of analysis from the purely psychological to the neurological and immunological level, investigating the impact of the pandemic on the brain and immune system of people affected by the virus.

  • Biomarkers: Dr. Pallanti presented the results of the latest research on biomarkers useful for the identification and treatment of Post Acute Covid-19 Syndrome (PACS).

  • The importance of a comprehensive assessment: Dr. Pallanti addressed the issue regarding the importance of a comprehensive assessment of the patient suffering from Post Acute Covid-19 Syndrome (PACS).

  • Philosophical meaning: Finally, Dr. Pallanti discussed the philosophical meaning of his research on the topic and his clinical approach concerning the changes that human beings have had to face following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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