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Saks Institute Spring Symposium 2018
Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics

The Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics
presents

Spring Symposium 2018

Held Against My Will:
Mental Illness, Consent and the Law
Conversations about Involuntary Commitment and Forced Treatment

Monday, April 16, 2018
8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Town & Gown Ballroom
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California



Registration is FREE. Space is limited.

Conference Schedule

You may download the conference schedule in Adobe PDF format.

A light Continental Breakfast will be available from 8-8:30 a.m.


8:30-8:40 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

Andrew T. Guzman
Dean and Carl Mason Franklin Chair in Law
USC Gould School of Law

Elyn Saks
Director
Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics

Session One:

8:45-9:45 a.m.
Legal/International Conversation

Judith Klein
Director
Open Society Mental Health Initiative, Open Society Foundations

Montserrat Perena Vicente
Professor of Law and Senior Researcher
King Juan Carlos University, Madrid, Spain

Candice Player
Assistant Professor of Law
Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Moderator: Elyn Saks
Director
Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics

Session Two:

9:55-10:55 a.m.
Consumers and Family Discussion

Tristan Scremin
Community Liason
Painted Brain

Brenda Ibanez
Founder/CEO
Reaching Future Opportunities (RFO Academy)

Anna Swartz, MS
Michigan Technological University

Harold Turner
Director of Programs
NAMI Urban Los Angeles

Moderator: Elyn Saks
Director
Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics

Session Three:

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Implementation/In-Practice Conversation

Hon. Steven Z. Mostofsky
Acting Justice, Supreme Court Kings County
Mental Hygiene Part

Scott Zeller
Vice President
Acute Psychiatric Medicine, Vituity

Brian Bixler, Lieutenant II
Officer in Charge, Crisis Response Support Section
Los Angeles Police Department

Karla Farias
Bonus 1 Field Training Officer
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

Moderator: Elyn Saks
Director
Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics

12:30-1:30 pm Lunchtime Keynote

Elinore McCance Katz, MD, PhD
Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Health and Human Services (HHS)

1:30 pm Light Reception

Questions? Contact Christopher Schneiders via e-mail or telephone (213-740-5714) with any questions or concerns you have regarding this conference.

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