Below you can see all upcoming meetings or relevant agenda items. All items will be moved to the Past Meetings section of the website one day after the date they are scheduled for.


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Presenter: Paul Morantz
Title: Regular Meeting

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Presenter: Eric Drogin
Title: Professional Liability for Forensic Activities: Liability Without a Treatment Relationship

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Presenter: Mickey Arieli, Affiliation Research Fellow –ICT International Institute For Counter-Terrorism IDC Israel -Founder and former Director of the Division of Enforcement (pharmaceutical crime ) Ministry of Health Israel
Title: Forensic and Bioethical reflections on Psychoactive Drugs & Terrorism
Details: Whereas most studies regarding terrorism and drugs focused on the methods of financing terror-this presentation will review and reflect upon the use of psychoactive drugs by lone wolf and organized terror groups.The introduction of such drugs as Captagon,which according to forensic lab tests including our own contain methamphetamine and the abuse of synthetic cannabinoids will have a definite effect regarding the profiling and later the operational actions against terrorists. The abuse of such substances and its pharmacological effects regarding aggression,violence and depression of moral and otherwise normal ethical behavior has had a major effect globally. We will also look at the dangers regarding comorbity of substance abuse and other mental disorders. The operational and ethical effects regarding anti-terrorist units in hostage holding situations whereby such terrorists are under the effect of such substances will also be discussed.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Presenter: Michael Lamport Commons, Ph.D.
Title: Higher behavioral-developmental-stage delusions. r = .7 in predicting stage

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Presenter: The Usual Participants
Title: Regular Meeting

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Presenter: The Usual Participants
Title: Regular Meeting

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Presenter: The Usual Participants
Title: Regular Meeting

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Presenter: John Williams
Title: Regular Meeting









The Program in Psychiatry and The Law meets Wednesday mornings at 11:00 AM in Room 340 3rd floor of the new Mass Mental Health Center at 75 Fenwood Road. Left from the elevator and all the way down the hall.

Check our meetings page regularly to find out about our upcoming meetings.

Our file library includes copies of the Amicus Briefs to which we have contributed: Althaus v. Cohen (PA) and Citizens for Health v. Thompson (Third Circuit).

 Tuesday, September 1, 2015
First meeting of the new academic year = Wednesday, September 9!
 Sunday, February 23, 2014
PIPATL Meeting Location:
Room 340 on the 3rd floor of Mass. Mental Health Center, 75 Fenwood Rd. Left from the elevator and all the way down the hall. The room has a communications center that allows more than one person to call in at a time!!

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