Program of Events

Beyond the Mind-Body Problem:
New Paradigms in the Science of Consciousness
September 11, 2008

9:30
 
Registration
10:00
 

Opening Remarks
Dr. Hanifa D. Mezoui, Chief, NGO Section, United Nations Department of Economic & Social Affairs

10:15
 

Keynote - Unraveling the Mystery of the Self:
From Descartes to The Human Consciousness Project

Dr. Sam Parnia, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Southampton; Fellow, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical Center: Founder and Director, The Human Consciousness Project

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10:45
 
12:15
 
Lunch
2:15
 

Keynote - Why God Doesn’t Use Biostatistics:
Science and the Study of the Mind, the Body, and Spirituality

Dr. Andrew B. Newberg, Associate Professor, Department of Radiology and Psychiatry, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania; Director, University of Pennsylvania Center for Spirituality and the Mind

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2:45
 
4:15
 
4:45
 
Closing Remarks
Dr. Ebrahim Elahi, Associate Clinical Professor, Ophthalmic and Oculofacial Surgery, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Director, Fifth Avenue Eye Associates
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