2016 George W. Gay Lecture

 November 3, 2016

Martha Minow, Dean, Harvard Law School

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
12:30 – 2pm
TMEC Walter Amphitheater
Harvard Medical School
260 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Friday, October 14, 2016
12:30 – 2pm
Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall 106
25 Shattuck Street
Boston, MA 02115

October 25, 2016 12:30-2 pm
TMEC 227 
Harvard Medical School
260 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Friday Sept. 9
12:30-2:00pm

Waterhouse Room, Gordon Hall 106
Harvard Medical School
25 Shattuck Street
Boston, MA 02115

Our speakers reviewed and discussed the history of a technique called Facilitated Communication, purportedly used to communicate with individuals with severe autism,  developmental delay, or brain injuries. The technique has since been comprehensively debunked--watch and learn how providers can go wrong by failing to adhere to standards of evidence.

If a neurosurgeon develops a new technique, when can it be considered innovation, and when should it be considered investigation? 

Explore the pros and cons of managing genetic information via public and proprietary companies. 

Even in the US, some controversy persists over the conceptual defensibility of brain death. Around the world, the philosophical defensibility of brain death is even more debatable. 

James Corbett

Harvard Gazette
By John Laidler, Harvard Correspondent
Shifts in the field can allow providers both to prosper and serve patients better, speaker James Corbett says.