If the intersection of neuroscience research and ethics interests you, then don’t miss the annual meeting of the International Neuroethics Society (INS), Nov. 10 and 11 in Washington, DC. It will take place right before the Society for Neuroscience conference, which is also in DC this year.
Straight from Karen Graham, executive director of INS, here is a preview of the two-day event:
Activities begin at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, and span a full day on Friday. There is a special session on Thursday afternoon featuring interactive break-out groups on teaching neuroethics, careers, and funding. Following these groups is a joint panel, a reception, and a poster session with the Society for Social Neuroscience (S4SN).
On Friday, Nov. 11, topics are national security and defense, technology and humanity, novel treatments in neuropsychiatry, and law and neuroscience. Confirmed speakers include Jonathan Moreno, Helen Mayberg, Michael Chorost, Husseini Manji, Alan Leshner, Patricia Churchland, Steve Greenberg, and Hank Greely. There will be plenty of time to meet leaders and to network with others interested in the field.
If you’d like to present a poster at this year’s meeting, there’s still time to apply. Submit your 500 word abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 PM EDT Oct. 1. Poster presentations will take place during the joint INS-S4SN reception, and 25 abstracts will be selected to be published online in AJOB Neuroscience. For more information, visit the website.
The Dana Foundation is a supporter of the INS and has been since its inception.
–Ann L. Whitman