2017-05-23 NSW: ISCAST-CASE (Sydney) Lecture

May
23
May/23 19:30

Venue: Main Common Room, New College, UNSW. The New College entrance is at 330 Anzac Pde, Kensington.

Is the brain just a computer made of flesh? What does neuroscience say about who I am?

When: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 19:30
Where: 

Venue: Main Common Room, New College, UNSW. The New College entrance is at 330 Anzac Pde, Kensington.

Date: Tuesday 23rd May at 7.30 pm

Speaker: Associate Professor Alan Gijsbers, MBBS, FRACP, FAChAM, DTM&H, PGDip Epi

Lecture Title: "Is the brain just a computer made of flesh? What does neuroscience say about who I am?"

Venue: Main Common Room, New College, UNSW, (H6; downloadable map to come) The New College entrance is at 330 Anzac Pde, Kensington. 

Cost: Donations of $15 ($5 for students and $10 for pensioners) towards lecture and other costs would be much appreciated.

RSVPs to (Em. Prof) Peter Barry [email: p.barry@unsw.edu.au] would be much appreciated, but are not mandatory. There will also be some light refreshments after the lecture.  For further information, contact Peter by email or by mobile on 0419 243 685.  RSVPs are also helpful for people coming to the lecture if we need to advise you of any new information about the event.

Parking is available on nearby suburban streets or in the Western Campus Carpark (G2) between the New College Village (H3) and NIDA (E2), which is free after 6.30 pm and is accessed via Day Ave (map to come). Please also check this ISCAST Lecture link closer to the date of the lecture for any traffic changes in this area, due to the South East Light Rail construction.

Abstract: Alan is a specialist physician in Addiction Medicine, and an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor with the Department of Medicine Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne. He is the first Head of the Addiction Medicine Service at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the first Medical Director of the Substance Withdrawal Unit at the Melbourne Clinic Richmond.
He is a Foundation Fellow in the chapter of Addiction Medicine of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He is past chairman of the Victorian Addiction Inter-hospital Liaison Association (VAILA)

Science/Faith interests
Alan is the National President of ISCAST, a group of Christians interested in the interaction between science and religion. He has lectured in Science and Faith at Ridley College and the Bible College of Victoria.  He is a past chairman of the Christian Medical and Dental Fellowship of Australia.
He is also the past National President of Health Serve Australia, an organization of health professionals who seek to provide health and development overseas in the name and spirit of Christ.

Alan is interested in spirituality, addiction, Evidence Based Medicine, scientific methodology and neuroscience. He has published in neuroscience and theology, including: models of mind-brain relationships; understanding self and anthropology; understanding consciousness; the nature of the will; the nature of soul and spirit; monism and dualism; and neurodevelopment and the relation of the emotions to human functioning, and spirituality and addictions, especially as they are expressed in a secular society. Each provides fruitful areas of interaction between science, philosophy and theology, especially as it applies practically in the field of Addiction Medicine.

*ISCAST – http://www.iscast.org;  **CASE – http://case.edu.au/

 

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RSVPs to (Em. Prof) Peter Barry [email: p.barry@unsw.edu.au] would be much appreciated, but are not mandatory. There will also be some light refreshments after the lecture.  For further information, contact Peter by email or by mobile on 0419 243 685.  RSVPs are also helpful for people coming to the lecture if we need to advise you of any new information about the event.