Presentations

 

Recordings

"Brains On Trial: Neuroscientific Evidence In Canadian Criminal Cases", Dalhousie Health Law Institute Health Law and Policy Seminar Series, Halifax, November 21, 2014. 

“Coerced metamorphosis:  Consent to rehabilitative treatment in criminal law”  (Invited presentation, Brain Matters, National Core for Neuroethics, UBC, March 13-14, 2014). <VIDEO>

Speaker in "Am I My Brain? Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies International Roundtable – Public Event", University of British Columbia, October 23–25, 2013. <VIDEO>

"Are we our brains? Three suggested consequences from a legal perspective", University of British Columbia, October 23–25, 2013. <VIDEO>

Recent

 "Consent and Legal Regulation of Neurosurgery for Psychiatric Disorders," Neurosciences et stimulation cérébrale:  rencontre interdisciplinaire franco-canadienne, Normastim Workshop, May 23, 2016.

"Offers that cannot be refused - The ethics of providing treatment to offenders who consent to treatment to avoid jail" Cambridge-ICM Neuroethics Network, ICM Paris, June 29-July 1, 2016

"Views of Offenders and Forensic Psychiatrists on Legally Coerced Consent to Biological Methods of Criminal Rehabilitation" Justice Without Retribution Conference, Cornell University, June 3-5, 2016

"Organ donation after medical assistance in dying:  Ethico-legal issues,” Critical Care Grand Rounds, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, April 15, 2016.

“Mind, Brain and Law:  Neuroscience in the Civil and Criminal Justice Systems,” Brain Awareness Week and Psychiatry Grand Rounds, McMaster University, March 30, 2016.

"Organ donation in the context of physician-assisted dying,"  Health Law Institute Speaker Series, University of Alberta, November 24, 2015.

"The future of mental health law" National Health Law Conference:  The Future of Health Law, Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics, University of Ottawa, November 21, 2015.

"21st century 'psychosurgery':  Regulation in the shadow of the lobotomy" Stanford Law School and the Stanford Center for Law and Biosciences, Law and Biosciences Workshop, November 3, 2015.

"An offer that cannot be refused?  Coerced consent to treatment in the context of criminal sentencing" Health Law, Ethics and Policy Seminar Series, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Toronto, October 15, 2015.

"Mental health law and human rights," Regional Mental Health Law Conference, Ottawa, September 16, 2015.

"La métamorphose forcée:  Traitements de rehabilitation et consentement coercitif en droit pénal Canadien" 34th Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health, Vienna, Austria, July 12-17, 2015.

"Consent and psychiatric neurosurgery" at the Cambridge-ICM Neuroethics Network, Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Épiniere, Paris, France, June 17-19, 2015.

"Organ donation after physician-assisted dying," Canadian National Transplant Research Program 2nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Montebello, Quebec, June 8, 2015.

"Cognitive enhancement" Panel presentation at the Montreal Neuroethics Conference for Young Researchers, Montreal Neuroethics Network, Montreal, April 17, 2015.

"Neuromodulation and coercion" at the Non-invasive Neuromodulation of the Central Nervous System,  Institute of Medicine Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders, Washington, DC, March 2–3, 2015.

"Neurolaw:  Emerging issues at the intersection of the law and the brain sciences" at the Hotchkiss Institute, University of Calgary, Calgary Alberta, February 19, 2015.

The Supreme Court decision in Conception - The Right to Treatment and/or the Right to Jail?" with Dr. Jonathan Gray, Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics Speaker Series, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, February 12, 2015.

“‘Neuroscience and “Creeping Inculpation”:  Responsibility to maintain one’s own capacity for responsibility” at Minds Brains and Law:  Multidisciplinary Conference on Law and Neuroscience, Swansea University, Wales, 11-12 December 2014. <BLOG>

“The Canadian Neurolaw Database Project” - panel presentation on Neuroscience in the Courts – International Case Studies, International Neuroethics Society, Washington DC, November 14, 2014.

“Community treatment orders, the Charter, and funding for mental health care” Commentator, Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics Speaker Series, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Oct. 23, 2014.

“Neurological disease, capacity and personal responsibility,” at Cleveland Clinic:  Emerging Ethical and Legal Challenges in Chronic Neurological Conditions, Cleveland Ohio, October 8-9, 2014. 

“The law and ethics of memory dampening treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder” at the 29th World Congress of Neuropsychopharmacology, Vancouver, June 22-26, 2014.

“The impact of neuroscience on the law: Responsibility to maintain mental capacity for responsibility” at the Cambridge-ICM Neuroethics Network, Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Épiniere, Paris, June 19-20, 2014.

“Cognitive enhancement and judges” at International Workshop in Practical Ethics:  Bioethics and Human Enhancement, University of Granada, Spain, June, 16-17, 2014.

“Chronic Pain, “Psychogenic Pain” and Emotion” (presentation at Imaging Brains, Changing Minds: Chronic Pain Neuroimaging and the Law, University of Maryland, Baltimore MD April 24-25, 2014)

“Human rights, interests and consciousness:  Covert awareness in brain damaged patients” (presentation at Technology, Law and the Public Interest: Regulating Technology for the Common Good, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, April 10-11, 2014).

"Deep brain stimulation:  Neurosecurity and side effects" at Invisible Harms:  A Global Perspective, University of Pennsylvania, November 14 2013, Philadelphia).