Courtesy of The Cooper Review
Happy Friday All!
CALL FOR POSTERS to be presented at the Fourth Annual ASU Law Center for Law, Science & Innovation Governance of Emerging Technologies Conference May 24-26, 2016 in Tempe, AZ.
All poster presenters will be able to attend the entire conference free of charge, though you are not required to do so.
– Poster Reception: Wednesday, May 25 from 6:00 -7:30 pm – TO BE CONFIRMED (set up at 5:30, please be at your poster by 5:50).
Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, East Courtyard.
– Posters can be any size (but not massive!).
– We can e-mail an example poster; you may use it as a template or create your own.
Please do not hesitate to contact Lauren Burkhart (Director, Center for Law, Science & Innovation) Lauren.Burkhart@asu.edu with any questions, and I encourage you to reach out to your peers who may also be interested; we have space for additional posters to be presented. I also encourage you to visit the conference website to explore the rest of the agenda:
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ASU Law Case File features ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law students and alumni accomplishments. For LSI-involved current or former students, send achievements to Lauren.Burkhart@asu.edu for consideration.
SPRINTING INTO THE FUTURE By Scott Seckel
What: Emerge 2016: The Future of Sport 2040.
When: 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 29.
Where: Wells Fargo Arena, 600 E. Veterans Way on ASU’s Tempe campus.
Admission: The event is FREE and open to all, but registration is requested. RSVP here: http://bit.ly/2016EmergeRSVP.
View The Open Mind host Alexander Heffner‘s PBS episode with LSI friend and bioethicist Wendell Wallach from this weekend: http://www.thirteen.org/openmind/science/angels-and-demons-of-a-i/5395/.
Law, Science & the Aging Brain
A New Project of ASU’s Neuroscience & Law Program
The Neuroscience & Law Program of ASU’s Center for Law, Science & Innovation (LSI), in collaboration with experts from the Mayo Clinic and other partners, is launching a new program on Law, Science & the Aging Brain. As society continues to age, with the baby boomers moving into old age while average lifespan continues to increase, the medical, social and legal issues affecting older citizens are becoming increasingly important. For example, memory and intellectual capabilities are vulnerable to both decay and interference through neurologic injury. Recent scientific and medical developments relating to the aging brain create new opportunities to benefit both individuals and society generally. At the same time, these developments will create new legal, ethical and social issues that will need to be addressed. The goal of this project will be to identify and address these legal, ethical and social issues in ways that advance scientific progress while also protecting individual rights and societal interests.
Initial Topics (may be expanded as project proceeds)
The project will be focused around two events. The first will be an invitation-only expert workshop in November 2016 that will convene leading experts from science, medicine, law, ethics, and public policy to discuss and elaborate on the three substantive topics relating to the aging brain listed above, and to identify areas of consensus as well as open questions (disagreement?) about the legal, ethical and policy implications of the scientific and medical innovations in these three areas. One or more academic publications will be produced from this workshop to communicate to the wider community the progress that was made at the workshop as well as the remaining questions to be addressed. Finally, a large public conference will be held to further communicate and discuss these issues in November 2017, which will be targeted at a multi-disciplinary audience including scientists, health care providers, lawyers, judges, journalists, psychologists, counselors, advocates for the elderly, and students.