June 30, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Conferences
2014-2015
Wasserstein Hall, Milstein West A
Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

VIDEO: I. Glenn Cohen, Judy Edersheim, and Amanda Pustilnik, Welcome Remarks
VIDEO: Irene Tracey, Keynote Speaker
VIDEO: Henry T. Greely, Keynote Speaker
VIDEO: Panel 1, Karen C. Davis, Can Brain Imaging Be a Pain-O-Meter?
VIDEO: Panel 1, Martha Farah, Can Brain Imaging Be a Pain-O-Meter?
VIDEO: Panel 1, Henry T. Greely, Can Brain Imaging Be a Pain-O-Meter?
VIDEO: Panel 2, Amanda Pustilnik, “The Pain Brain” in Evidence & Policy
VIDEO: Panel 2, David Borsook, “The Pain Brain” in Evidence & Policy
VIDEO: Panel 2, Michael S. Pardo, “The Pain Brain” in Evidence & Policy
VIDEO: Panel 3, David Seminowicz, A New Paradigm for Understanding Pain & Emotion
VIDEO: Panel 3, Francis X. Shen, A New Paradigm for Understanding Pain & Emotion
VIDEO: Panel 3, Nita Farahany, A New Paradigm for Understanding Pain & Emotion
VIDEO: Panels 3 & 4, Audience Q & A, Pain & Emotion
VIDEO: Panel 4, Lisa Feldman Barrett, Emotional Pain: Real to the Brain But not Real to the Law?
VIDEO: Panel 4, Tor Wager, Emotional Pain: Real to the Brain But not Real to the Law?

Description

Can brain imaging be a “pain-o-meter” that tells courts when a person is in pain?  Can fMRI help us discern whether intractable chronic pain is “all in your head” or all in the brain – or will it require us to reconsider that distinction? Leading neuroscientists, legal scholars, and bioethicists debated standards and limits on how the law can use brain science to get smarter about a subject that touches everyone.

Agenda

8:30 – 9:00am: Registration

9:00 – 9:30am: Welcoming remarks

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

9:30 – 10:30am: Keynotes

  • Irene Tracey, DPhil, Nuffield Professor of Anaesthetic Science; Professor of Clinical Neurology; Director, Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain, Oxford University

  • Henry T. Greely, JD, Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and Director, Center for Law and the Biosciences, Stanford Law School; Professor (by courtesy) of Genetics, Stanford School of Medicine; Chair, Steering Committee of the Center for Biomedical Ethics; Director, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society

10:30 – 10:45am: Break

10:45am – 12:00pm: Can Brain Imaging Be a Pain-O-Meter?

  • Karen D. Davis, PhD, Professor of Neuroscience; Canada Research Chair in Brain and Behaviour; Head of Division of Brain, Imaging & Behaviour Systems, University of Toronto

  • Martha Farah, PhD, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Natural Sciences; Director, Center for Neuroscience & Society, University of Pennsylvania

  • Henry T. Greely, JD, Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and Director, Center for Law and the Biosciences, Stanford Law School; Professor (by courtesy) of Genetics, Stanford School of Medicine; Chair, Steering Committee of the Center for Biomedical Ethics; Director, Stanford Program in Neuroscience and Society

12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00 – 2:15pm: “The Pain Brain” in Evidence & Policy

  • Amanda C. Pustilnik, JD, Senior Fellow on Law & Applied Neuroscience in the Petrie-Flom Center and the Center for Law, Brain & Behavior; Professor of Law, University of Maryland; Faculty Member, Center for Law, Brain & Behavior (MGH)

  • David Borsook, PhD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Boston Children’s Hospital and HMS; Director, HMS/McLean/MGH/BCH P.A.I.N. (Pain and Analgesia Imaging Neuroscience) Group; fmr. Director, Pain Division of MGH

  • Michael S. Pardo, JD, Chair, American Association of Law Schools Section on Evidence (fmr.); Henry Upson Sims Professor of Law; Director, Program on Cross-Disciplinary Legal Studies, University of Alabama

2:15 – 2:30pm: Break

2:30 – 3:45pm: A New Paradigm for Understanding Pain & Emotion

  • David A. Seminowicz, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Neural and Pain Sciences, University of Maryland

  • Francis X. Shen, JD, PhD, Associate Professor of Law and McKnight Land-Grant Professor at the University of Minnesota Law School and Visiting Scholar, Petrie-Flom Center

  • Nita Farahany, JD, MA, PhD, Member, Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues; Professor of Law; Professor of Philosophy; Director of Duke Center for Science & Society; Director, Duke MA in Bioethics & Science Policy, Duke University

3:45 – 4:00pm: Break

4:00 – 5:15pm: Emotional Pain: Real to the Brain But not Real to the Law?

  • Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Northeastern University; Research Neuroscientist, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging (MGH); Research Scientist, Department of Psychiatry (MGH); Lecturer in Psychiatry (HMS)

  • Tor Wager, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience; Director, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, University of Colorado, Boulder

5:15 – 5:30pm: Closing remarks

This event was 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. Cosponsored by the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School and the Mind Brain Behavior Interfaculty Initiative at Harvard University, and with support from the Oswald DeN. Cammann Fund. 

Videos

VIDEO: I. Glenn Cohen, Judy Edersheim, and Amanda Pustilnik, Welcome Remarks
VIDEO: Irene Tracey, Keynote Speaker
VIDEO: Henry T. Greely, Keynote Speaker
VIDEO: Panel 1, Karen C. Davis, Can Brain Imaging Be a Pain-O-Meter?
VIDEO: Panel 1, Martha Farah, Can Brain Imaging Be a Pain-O-Meter?
VIDEO: Panel 1, Henry T. Greely, Can Brain Imaging Be a Pain-O-Meter?
VIDEO: Panel 2, Amanda Pustilnik, “The Pain Brain” in Evidence & Policy
VIDEO: Panel 2, David Borsook, “The Pain Brain” in Evidence & Policy
VIDEO: Panel 2, Michael S. Pardo, “The Pain Brain” in Evidence & Policy
VIDEO: Panel 3, David Seminowicz, A New Paradigm for Understanding Pain & Emotion
VIDEO: Panel 3, Francis X. Shen, A New Paradigm for Understanding Pain & Emotion
VIDEO: Panel 3, Nita Farahany, A New Paradigm for Understanding Pain & Emotion
VIDEO: Panels 3 & 4, Audience Q & A, Pain & Emotion
VIDEO: Panel 4, Lisa Feldman Barrett, Emotional Pain: Real to the Brain But not Real to the Law?
VIDEO: Panel 4, Tor Wager, Emotional Pain: Real to the Brain But not Real to the Law?

Tags

bioethics   criminal law   health law policy   neuroscience   regulation