Buchman, D.Z. Should chronic pain be considered a brain disease? Neuroethics lessons from the brain disease model of addiction. Dr Keith Brownell Lectureship in Ethics, University of Calgary, Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Neurosciences. Calgary, AB, Canada, 9 December 2022.

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Buchman, D.Z., Imahori, D., Mahajan, S., Soklaridis, S., Sud, A., and Grundy, G. Big Cannabis and the Commercial Determinants of Health: Exploring an Emerging Industry’s Influence on the Sponsorship of Scientific Research. Paper presentation at the 24th American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Conference, Portland, OR, United States, 26-29 October 2022.

Buchman, D.Z., Imahori, D. The seductive allure of AI: Implications for stigma, empathy, and compassion in mental health and addiction. Paper presentation at the 16th World Congress of Bioethics, Basel, Switzerland, 20-22 July 2022.

Buchman, D.Z. Irremediability, mental illness, medical assistance in dying, and the entanglement of facts and values. Panel presentation for the symposium on Futility in Psychiatry at the 16th World Congress of Bioethics, Basel, Switzerland, 20-22 July 2022.

Grundy, Q., and Buchman, D.Z. Canadian Big Cannabis Companies and the Financial Sponsorship of Scientific Research. University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics Seminar Series. Watch the recording here.

Buchman, D.Z. (2021, December). Psychedelics in PERIL: An Ethics Analysis of Psychedelic Industry-Healthcare Relationships. Invited panel for the Health INC: Corporations, Capitalism, and the Commercial Determinants of Health Seminar Series, Lawrence S Bloomberg and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. [Invited Lecture]

Buchman, D.Z., Levitt, S. (2021, November). Towards a palliative approach in psychiatry: Ethical reflections on futility. Fourth Interdepartmental Mental Health Day at the Faculty of Medicine of the Université de Montréal. [Invited Keynote].

Buchman, D.Z., Wagner, F. (2021, November). COVID-19 and mental health: Reflections on ethics during the pandemic. Interprofessional Grand Rounds, Ontario Shores for Mental Health Sciences, Whitby, Ontario, Canada. [Invited Lecture]

Buchman, D.Z., (2021, November). COVID-19 Vaccines in Children. Panel presentation for the Patient and Family Learning Space, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. [Invited Lecture]

Buchman, D.Z. (2021, November). Ethics and Chronic Pain Management: Challenges and Opportunities. Ethics Grand Rounds, Trillium Health Partners, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. National Health Ethics Week. [Invited Lecture]

Buchman, D.Z. (2021, October). Conflicts of interest. Panel presentation on “Money, Research, and Conflicts of Interest” to the Toronto Pain Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. [Invited Panel]

Buchman, D.Z., Godkin, D. (2021, October). Medical assistance in dying for persons with a mental disorder: Perspectives from practicing health care ethicists in Canada. American Society for Bioethics and Humanities annual meeting, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Affinity Group. Virtual Conference.

Buchman, D.Z. (2021, March). Should chronic pain be considered a brain disease? Ethics lessons from the brain disease model of addiction. Pain BC. Webinar. [Invited Keynote]

Buchman, D.Z. (2021, March). Beyond harm-producing vs. harm reduction: A qualitative meta-synthesis on the perspectives and experiences of people who use drugs on buprenorphine extramedical use and diversion. Panel presentation of Buprenorphine diversion, regulation, and reimbursement. Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care Conference. [Invited Panel]

Buchman, D.Z. (2021, February). An ethics perspective on widening digital participation. Panel presentation of A Call to Action: Widening Digital Participation in Digital Health and Virtual Mental Health Care. Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, ON, Canada. [Invited Panel Keynote]

Buchman, D.Z. (2020, October). The ethics of pain management in the shadow of the overdose crisis. University of Ottawa Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. [Invited Keynote Panel]

Buchman, D.Z., de Oliveira, M., Davis, K.D. (2020, October). Stigmatizing and Legitimizing? A survey of patient attitudes on the use of brain imaging to detect and treat chronic pain. American Society for Bioethics and Humanities annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD, United States [Virtual Conference due to COVID-19].

Buchman, D.Z. (2020, August). Toward justice and ethics in chronic pain management. Social inequalities and pain: The untold history of Blacks and chronic pain (with Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, Carmen R Green, and Hance Clark). Canadian Pain Society Webinar. [Invited Keynote Panel]

Buchman, D.Z. (2020, April). Ask the Bioethicist: Sharing scarce resources during a pandemic: What’s fair? The Sciences of COVID-19, The Institute for Education Research, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. [Invited Keynote]

Rieder, T., Ho, A., Buchman, D.Z. (2019, October). Bioethics book club: In Pain: A Bioethicists Personal Struggle with Opioids. American Society for Bioethics and Humanities annual meeting. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

Buchman, D.Z. (2019, September). Ethics and big data: From privacy to population health. International Society for the Advancement of Clinical MEG. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. [Invited Keynote]

Buchman, D.Z. (2019, June). Stigma, disability rights, and population health inequalities at the neurotechnological interface. Neurotechnology for High Consequence Decision-Making, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. [Invited Keynote Response]

Buchman, D.Z. (2019, June). Ethics and the overdose crisis: Principles, values, and considerations. Canadian Anesthesiologists Society Annual Conference, Calgary, Alberta. [Invited Panel]

Buchman, D.Z. (2019, May). Chronic pain, substance use, and stigma in context of the overdose crisis. Part of the panel, Ethical, legal, and social dimensions of chronic pain: Considerations for medical assistance in dying, the overdoses crisis, and a national pain strategy (with J. Chandler and K. Davis). 40th Annual Canadian Pain Society Scientific Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Buchman, D.Z. (2019, February). A climate of distrust: Stigma and epistemic injustice in chronic pain management. Annual Conference, Department of Philosophy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, United States [Invited Talk].

Buchman, D.Z. (2018, November). Harm reduction and ethical decision-making in an acute care hospital. Confront the Crisis: Promoting Dialogue and Action Surrounding Substance Use and Harm Reduction, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. [Invited Lecture]

Buchman, D.Z. (2018, October). Looking back, looking forward: Stigma and drug policy in Canada. Keynote presentation for the Nova Scotia Health Ethics Network Annual Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. [Keynote]

Serota, K., Hong, R., Bannerman, G., Buchman, D.Z. (2018, May). News media representations of responsibility for alcohol-related liver disease and liver transplantation. Paper presented at the 26th Annual Canadian Bioethics Society Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Buchman, D.Z. (2018, March). Pain management and subjectivity in a climate of distrust: The case of opioids contracts. Annual Medical Ethics Conference. Center for Bioethics and Health Law, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, United States. [Invited Plenary].

Buchman, D.Z. (2017, November). Our changing moral attitudes towards drugs (and the people who use them). Keynote panel presentation for the Community Ethics Network Fall Workshop, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. [Keynote]