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Conference on Pain, Neuroimaging, and the Law: December 4th

We are pleased to open online registration (click on the links in the left navigation bar for registration and agenda details) for the upcoming Center for Law and the Biosciences conference, titled “Pain, Neuroimaging, and the Law,” on Thursday, December 4th, at Stanford Law School.

Registration is free, includes breakfast, lunch, and a reception, and MCLE credit will be offered!

Conference abstract:  The issue of the existence or extent of pain comes up hundreds of thousands of times each year in the United States legal system, through personal injury suits, disability determinations, and workers compensation. Current methods of detecting pain are well short of perfect. The science of pain is being revolutionized by neuroimaging technologies, which may in turn have important implications for the law. The goal of this conference is to explore whether and how neuroimaging can help the law deal with claims about individuals’ pain.

This event is a one-day conference at Stanford Law School, featuring expert neuroimaging scientists, lawyers, and scholars working at the intersection of these fields. Leading neuroscientists from around the world will clarify the current and likely near future state of the science, and legal scholars and practitioners will examine its potential effects on the legal system.

We have a fantastic lineup of speakers, and we hope to see you there!

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