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Imaging the Brain, Changing Minds: Chronic Pain Neuroimaging and the Law


April 24-25, 2014

Imaging the Brain, Changing Minds:

Chronic Pain Neuroimaging
and the Law

Imaging the Brain, Changing Minds: Chronic Pain Neuroimaging and the Law is an interdisciplinary collaboration between pain neuroimaging researchers, legal decision-makers, and legal scholars.  Its goal is to create dialogue between these fields, and to make legal actors aware of recent, breakthrough work in neuroimaging that has led to a paradigm shift in understanding chronic pain.  This new science may have the potential to change legal doctrines and shift legal and cultural norms about chronic pain diseases and their sufferers.  Doing so responsibly requires understanding the potential of the science, and also its limits. 

This roundtable is jointly sponsored by the Law & Health Care Program at University of Maryland Carey Law School, the University of Maryland School of Dentistry, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
 

Roundtable Organizers:

Amanda C. Pustilnik, JD, Associate Professor, University of Maryland Carey School of Law; Center for Law, Brain & Behavior, Harvard Medical School/MGH

David A. Seminowicz, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Neural and Pain Sciences, University of Maryland School of Dentistry

Diane Hoffmann, JD, Professor and Director, Law & Health Care Program, University of Maryland Carey School of Law

Mark S. Frankel, PhD, Director, Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program, American Association for the Advancement of Science

Roundtable Participants:

Jennifer Chandler, Professor of Law & Neuroethics, University of Ottawa

The Hon. Andre Davis, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; Member, MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law & Neuroscience

Karen D. Davis, PhD, Professor, Department of Surgery and Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto; Head, Division of Brain, Imaging and Behaviour-Systems Neuroscience, Toronto Western Research Institute, Toronto Western Hospital

Robert Dinerstein, Professor of Law, American University; Director, Disability Rights Clinic; Fmr. Member, President’s Committee on People with Intellectual Disabilities

Martha J. Farah, PhD, Director, Center for Neuroscience & Society, and Walter H. Annenberg Professor in the Natural Sciences University of Pennsylvania

The Hon. Nancy Gertner, U.S. District Judge, District of Massachusetts (ret.); Faculty member, Center for Law, Brain & Behavior (MGH); Adjunct Professor of Law & Neuroscience, Harvard Law School

Hank Greely, Professor of Law, Stanford School of Law; Director, Center for Law and the Biosciences; Fmr. Co-Director, MacArthur Foundation Law & Neuroscience Project

Joel D. Greenspan, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Neural and Pain Sciences, University of Maryland School of Dentistry; Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Founder and Director, University of Maryland Research Center for Neuroendocrine Influences on Pain

Jennifer A. Haythornthwaite, PhD, Professor,  Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences,  Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

The Hon. Morris Hoffman, Denver District Court; Adjunct Professor, University of Colorado at Boulder; Member, MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law & Neuroscience

Adam Kolber, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School; Founder of Law & Neuroethics blog

Michael Pardo, Professor of Law, University of Alabama; Fmr. Chair, American Association of Law Schools Section on Evidence

Stacey Tovino, PhD, Lincy Professor of Law, Boyd School of Law of the University of Nevada, former Director of the Health Law and Policy Center

Tor D. Wager, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of Colorado at Boulder


For more information about the roundtable, please contact Virginia Rowthorn, Managing Director of the Law & Health Care Program at vrowthorn@law.umaryland.edu

The Roundtable organizers would like to acknowledge the generous support of the following individuals and organizations:

  • Alan & Nancy Eason
  • The Stuart Rome Lecture Fund
  • The Reuben Shiling Mental Health Law Fund
  • The Leonard C. Homer/Ober|Kaler Law and Health Care Fund
  • The Dr. Richard H. Heller Fund

 


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