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April 27, 2018 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Conferences
2017-2018
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East ABC (2036)
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

VIDEO: Carmel Shachar, Introduction
VIDEO: Judith Edersheim, Introduction
VIDEO: Francis Shen, Introduction
VIDEO: Bruce Price, "What is Dementia? Definitions, Diagnosis, and Treatment"
VIDEO: Phillip Marshall, "Decision-making, Fraud, and Undue influence—Illustrated through the Lens of the Brooke Astor Story"
VIDEO: Introduction, Dementia and the Law: Challenges and Opportunities
VIDEO: Ray Madoff, Dementia and the Law: Challenges and Opportunities
VIDEO: Peter Lichtenberg, Dementia and the Law: Challenges and Opportunities
VIDEO: Daniel Marson: Dementia and the Law: Challenges and Opportunities
VIDEO: Audience Q & A, Dementia and the Law: Challenges and Opportunities
VIDEO: Duke Han, "Future Directions: The Aging Brain and Financial Decision-Making"
VIDEO: Gregory Samanez-Larkin, "Future Directions: The Aging Brain and Financial Decision-Making"
VIDEO: Judith G. Edersheim, "Future Directions: The Aging Brain and Financial Decision-Making"
VIDEO: Francis Shen, A Path Forward

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Check out some of the panelists' slide presentations below!

With over 70 million Baby Boomers retiring, elder financial exploitation has been labeled the “Crime of the 21st Century.” In this half-day event, we will explore the neuroscience, psychology, and legal doctrine of financial decision-making in older adults. How does the aging brain make financial decisions, and when is it uniquely susceptible? How can courts best use science to improve their adjudication of disputes over “competency”, “capacity”, and “undue influence”? Is novel neuroimaging evidence of dementia ready for courtroom use? This conference brought together experts in medicine, science, and law to explore these important questions and chart a path forward for dementia and the law.

Part of the Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience, a collaboration between the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.

Agenda

8:00 - 8:30am, Registration

8:30 - 8:45am, Introduction

  • Carmel Shachar, JD, MPH, Executive Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics and Lecturer in Law, Harvard Law School 

  • Judith G. Edersheim, JD, MD, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; attending Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

  • Francis X. Shen, JD, PhD, Senior Fellow in Law and Applied Neuroscience, the Petrie-Flom Center in Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, Harvard Law School and the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Law and McKnight Land-Grant Professor, University of Minnesota Law School

8:45 - 9:30am, What is Dementia? Definitions, Diagnosis, and Treatment

  • Bruce H. Price, MD, Chief, Department of Neurology at McLean Hospital; Associate in Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior, Massachusetts General Hospital

9:30 - 9:45am, Decision-making, Fraud, and Undue influence—Illustrated through the Lens of the Brooke Astor Story

9:45 - 10:00am, Break

10:00 - 11:15am, Dementia and the Law: Challenges and Opportunities

11:15am - 12:10pm, Future Directions: The Aging Brain and Financial Decision-Making

  • Duke Han, PhD, Director of Neuropsychology, Department of Family Medicine and Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Neurology, Psychology, and Gerontology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

  • Gregory Samanez-Larkin, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University

  • Judith G. Edersheim, JD, MD, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Massachusetts General Hospital; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; attending Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

12:15 - 12:30pm, A Path Forward

  • Francis X. Shen, JD, PhD, Senior Fellow in Law and Applied Neuroscience, the Petrie-Flom Center in Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, Harvard Law School and the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Law and McKnight Land-Grant Professor, University of Minnesota Law School

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​Slide Presentations

Additional Information

Part of the Project on Law and Applied Neuroscience, a collaboration between the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.

Videos

VIDEO: Carmel Shachar, Introduction
VIDEO: Judith Edersheim, Introduction
VIDEO: Francis Shen, Introduction
VIDEO: Bruce Price, "What is Dementia? Definitions, Diagnosis, and Treatment"
VIDEO: Phillip Marshall, "Decision-making, Fraud, and Undue influence—Illustrated through the Lens of the Brooke Astor Story"
VIDEO: Introduction, Dementia and the Law: Challenges and Opportunities
VIDEO: Ray Madoff, Dementia and the Law: Challenges and Opportunities
VIDEO: Peter Lichtenberg, Dementia and the Law: Challenges and Opportunities
VIDEO: Daniel Marson: Dementia and the Law: Challenges and Opportunities
VIDEO: Audience Q & A, Dementia and the Law: Challenges and Opportunities
VIDEO: Duke Han, "Future Directions: The Aging Brain and Financial Decision-Making"
VIDEO: Gregory Samanez-Larkin, "Future Directions: The Aging Brain and Financial Decision-Making"
VIDEO: Judith G. Edersheim, "Future Directions: The Aging Brain and Financial Decision-Making"
VIDEO: Francis Shen, A Path Forward

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