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Law and Policy of the Developing Brain: Neuroscience from Womb to Death


February 11, 2012 8:00am - 5:00pm

Room 190


    Friday, February 10
    UC Hastings College of the Law
    Alumni Reception Center

    200 McAllister Street
    San Francisco, CA 94102 (Map)

    Saturday, February 11
    Stanford Law School
    Room 190

    559 Nathan Abbott Way
    Stanford CA 94305 (Map)

    Click here to RSVP for this event.

    About the event: This conference will examine developments in neuroscience and the implications for law and policy.  The conference will begin Friday morning at UC Hastings with an introductory talk from Dr. Robert Sapolsky on the general themes of the two-day conference. Multidisciplinary panels and speakers over the two days of the conference will consider law and neuroscience issues as they arise throughout the human lifespan, beginning Friday morning with prenatal and infant brains, and ending Saturday afternoon with the neuroscience of aging and death.

    About registration: This event is open to the public.  Registration is complimentary, but required.  Click here to RSVP.

    Questions? For more information about this event, click here. If you have any questions, contact Andrea Frey at

    Sponsored by UC Hastings, the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium, and Stanford Law Center


    Friday's Agenda

    Saturday's Agenda


    8:45 – 9:00 Welcome
    Hank Greely

    9:00 – 9:30 Introduction to the Aging Population
    Kenneth Smith – Stanford Center on Longevity

    9:30 – 10:45 Panel 1: Neuroscience, Aging, and Decision-making
    Sam McClure, Stanford
    Barbara Strauch, Science Editor, New York Times
    Rita Ghatak, Stanford Medical Center

    10:45 – 11:00 Break

    11:00- 12:15 Panel 2: Financial Fraud and the Elderly
    Doug Shadel, AARP, Seattle
    Stephen Vernon, Gilfix and La Poll Associates LLP

    12:15 – 1:30 Lunch

    12:45 – 1:30 Lunchtime Talk
    Laura Carstensen (Stanford Center on Longevity)

    1:45 – 3:00 Panel 3: Predicting Alzheimer Disease – The Science and its Implications
    Mike Gilfix, Gilfix and La Poll Associates LLP
    Hank Greely, Stanford Law School
    Geoffrey Kerchner, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Stanford Medical School
    Frank Longo, Chair of Neurology, Stanford Medical School

    3:00 – 3:30 Concluding Remarks
    Hank Greely

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