Yearly Archives: 2012

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

Sponsored by UC Hastings, the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium, and Stanford Law Center, the Conference on Law and Neuroscience will be a two-day event, beginning on Friday, February 10th, with a full day of panels at UC Hastings followed by a reception.  A second full day of panels and talks will take place at Stanford University on Saturday, February 11th.

The theme of the Conference revolves around the law and policy surrounding the developing brain.  The Conference will begin Friday morning at UC Hastings with a principal talk from Dr. Robert Sapolsky on the general themes of the two-day conference.  The 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.

This event is free and open to the public, but please be sure to register.

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Stanford Law School, Room 190, 559 Nathan Abbott Way, Stanford University

8:00 – 8:45 REGISTRATION

8:45 – 9:00 WELCOME: Hank Greely, JD
Director, Center for Law and the Biosciences
Professor (by courtesy) of Genetics, Stanford School of Medicine
Chair, Steering Committee of the Center for Biomedical Ethics
Director, Stanford Interdisciplinary Group on Neuroscience and Society

Senior Research Scholar and Director of Academic and Research Support, Stanford Center on Longevity

9:30 – 10:45 PANEL I
Neuroscience, Aging, and Decision-Making

Panel: Sam McClure, PHD
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Stanford University

Barbara Strauch
Deputy Science Editor for Health, New York Times

10:45 – 11:00 BREAK

11:00 – 12:15 PANEL II
Financial Fraud and the Elderly

Panel: Doug Shadel, MPA, EdD, PhD
State Director, American Association of Retired Persons, Washington

Stephen Vernon, JD
Attorney, Gilfix and La Poll Associates LLP

12:15 – 1:30 LUNCH

12:45 – 1:30 LUNCHTIME SPEAKER: Laura Carstensen, PHD
Fairleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy, Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
Director, Stanford Center on Longevity

1:30 – 1:45 BREAK

1:45 – 3:00 PANEL III 
Predicting Alzheimer Disease – The Science and its Implications

Panel: Mike Gilfix, JD
Attorney, Gilfix and La Poll Associates LLP

Hank Greely, JD
Director, Center for Law and the Biosciences

Geoffrey Kerchner, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University Medical School

Frank Longo, MD, PhD
Chair of Neurology, Stanford University Medical School


Click here to check out Friday's agenda.

Free Screening of “12th and Delaware”

Join NARAL Pro-Choice California Foundation, the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium, and the UC Hastings Law Students for Reproductive Justice for a free screening of 12th & Delaware. Food and beverages will be provided, and Q&A discussion will follow the film.

Directed by the makers of the Academy Award-nominated Jesus Camp, 12th & Delaware follows activity on a quiet street corner in Florida where a women’s health clinic stands across from a so-called “crisis pregnancy center” (CPC). You will see how a CPC operates and how its tactics affect women. The film doesn’t take a position on choice – it starts a conversation.

University of California Global Health Day

Join UC faculty students and staff at the second University of California Global Health Day. In the morning the theme of the sessions will be Population Growth and Global Health. Afternoon sessions will cover a broad range of global health topics, and will be presented by faculty and students from across the UC system.

Registration Deadline: January 27, 2012
General Admission: $50; Students: $25; Exhibitors: $75

We are excited to announce keynote speakers:

Sir John Sulston, PhD, FRS, Nobel Laureate, Chair UK Royal Society Working Group People and the Planet
Dr. Eliya Msiyaphazi Zulu, PhD, Director African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP), Nairobi

Questions about UC Global Health Day? Email

Collaborating organization: Northern California International Health Interest Group

IHPS Health Policy Seminar: “Does Health Insurance and Seeing the Doctor keep you out of the Hospital?”

Robert Kaestner, PhD
Institute of Government and Public Affairs University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

About the Speaker: Dr. Kaestner is a Professor in the Institute of Government and Public Affairs and a Professor in the Department of Economics of the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is also a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Eocnomic Research. Dr. Kaestner's area of expertise are health, labor and social policy. He has over 100 scholarly publications and has been awarded several research grants from the National Institutes of Health.

For more information, click here.

February 2, 2012; 12:00 – 1:30 pm
UCSF Laurel Heights Campus
3333 California Street, Room 263
San Francisco

RSVP: or 415.476.4924.