Functional Neurological Disorders: Scientific and Ethical Challenges

Neuroethics Seminar Series

Thursday January 26, 2017
4:30-6:00 pm

TMEC 227 Mini Amphitheater
260 Longwood Ave
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA 02115

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Functional neurological disorders (FND) mimic known neurological disorders, but do not have a known structural or "organic" cause, and have traditionally been classified as psychiatric conditions. Drs. Stone and Perez will discuss the neuroscience of these disorders, as well as the ethical and professional challenges involved in caring for patients with FND.

There will be an informal dinner and discussion after the panel presentation.  


Jon Stone MD, PhD
Consultant Neurologist and
Honorary Reader in Neurology,
Edinburgh University

David Perez MD, MMSc
Director, Functional Neurology Research Group and FND Clinic, 
Massachusetts General Hospital


Thomas Cochrane, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology,
Harvard Medical School
Senior Ethics Consultant,  
Brigham and Women's Hospital