Invitation to Submit Abstracts

Submissions are now closed for the 2012 annual meeting.


We welcome abstracts reporting recent results in the field of neuroethics and related topics. Investigators at any career stage are encouraged to submit abstracts. Selections will be made based on content, available space and overall balance. In 2011 over 50 posters were selected for display. Participants may submit the same abstract for the INS meeting as for the Society for Neuroscience Meeting.


Five submissions will be selected for Oral Presentations. Two submissions will receive a $250 Travel Award. Twenty-five abstracts will be published in the online version of American Journal of Bioethics - Neuroscience (AJOB-N).


Abstracts should be up to 500 words (including title, author names and affiliations and references if applicable). At least one author must be an INS member and register for the Annual Meeting. Abstracts will be reviewed by the INS Program Committee. Work presented in abstracts must be in compliance with local IRB governance and comply with INS Abstract Submission and Disclosure Statement.


FORMAT your abstract as follows:

(1) All text left justified;

(2) Title in capitals;

(3) Authors' initials and surnames, with superscripts for institutional affiliations if more than one;

(4) General question or issue being addressed should be stated at outset;

(5) References optional and no more than 5, formatted for AJOB-N.


The deadline is 5:00 p.m. EDT on JULY 31, 2012. Submit your abstract to


After submitting, you will receive an email to confirm that your abstract was received. Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed.

Accepted presentations will receive notification by August 15.


POSTER SPECIFICATIONS: When preparing your poster for the meeting, please keep the dimensions within 4 ft x 4 ft or 1.1 m x 1.1 m. The title should be large enough to read from several yards away. Other suggestions: include figures if applicable, use bulleted points as much as possible and avoid long sections of text.


Thanks to a recent generous donation, applications are now being accepted for a $500 need- based travel award to the 2012 INS Annual Meeting in New Orleans on October 11 and 12, a satellite to the Society for Neuroscience meeting.

The “Michael Patterson Travel Award” will be given to the applicant with an abstract submission considered of particular interest and significance and designated not otherwise able to attend the meeting.

Selection will be competitive and made by the INS Program Committee. To be considered for the need-based award, submit:

  • the abstract
  • your CV, and
  • a 250-word personal statement about your neuroethics interests. A statement of need must be included.

Note that only those individuals applying for the “Michael Patterson Travel Award” need to provide a CV and personal statement. If you have already submitted an abstract and would like to apply for this new Award, please contact Karen Graham at To provide time to prepare documentation for this new award, the deadline for all abstract submissions is extended to July 31. 


The International Neuroethics Society is an interdisciplinary group of scholars, scientists, clinicians and other professionals who share an interest in the social, legal, ethical and policy implications of advances in neuroscience.  Our mission is to promote the development and responsible application of neuroscience through interdisciplinary and international research, education, outreach and public engagement for the benefit of people of all nations, ethnicities, and cultures.