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Opening Lecture for Finding Consciousness Workshop: Neuroethics and the Minimally Conscious State: Integrating Insights from Neuroimaging into Practice and Policy

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
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Joseph J. Fins, MD, MACP
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Nancy Weaver Emerson Lectureship

Opening lecture for Finding Consciousness workshop. Reception to follow. Free and open to the public. Joseph J. Fins, MD, MACPE. William Davis, Jr., MD Professor of Medical Ethics Weill Cornell Medical College President, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Dr. Joseph J. Fins is the author of over 250 publications; his forthcoming book is Rights Come to Mind: Brain Injury, Ethics & The Struggle for Consciousness (Cambridge University Press). He is a co-author of the landmark 2007 Nature paper describing the first use of deep brain stimulation in the minimally conscious state. Dr. Fins┬┐ current scholarly interests include ethical and policy issues in brain injury and disorders of consciousness, palliative care, research ethics in neurology and psychiatry, medical education and methods of ethics case consultation. In addition to serving as president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, Dr. Fins is a member of the Hastings Center Board of Trustees. He is also an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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