2017 Annual Meeting
Washington, DC, USA
November 9-10

Meeting Location

AAAS Building
1200 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005

Entrance at 12th & H streets 

image of AAAS building from New York Ave NW

Honouring our History, Forging our Future

The 2017 Annual Meeting of the International Neuroethics Society will gather a diverse group of scholars, scientists, clinicians, and professionals dedicated to the responsible use of advances in brain science. Join old friends and new colleagues for an intellectually stimulating and dynamic conference that pays homage to the first 15 years of neuroethics and highlights critical topics that will shape its future.

Plenary Lectures

Rémi Quirion

Douglas Mental Health University Institute

Arthur Caplan

New York University Langone Medical Center

Karola Kreitmair

Stanford University

Patricia Churchland

University of California, San Diego, Emeritus

Panels & Discussions

Neuroscience, Communication, and Public Engagement

Advances in brain research provide a rich resource for the media. What are the opportunities for scientists to communicate with the public? And what responsibilities do experts have to get their message across in a meaningful way?

International Ambassador Session

This program facilitates greater global representation in the Society. Different countries have prioritized brain sciences funding. We will discuss how neuroethics is reflected in the cultural context of these countries.

To Tell the Truth!

A panel discussion organized in collaboration with the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). This event is open to the public.

The Brain in Context

Brains exist in a constant state of neurodevelopment, impacted by environmental factors and lived experience. The speakers will explore how brains and societies influence each other, and how they develop across the lifecycle and in different social environments.

Legal Responsibility, Agency, and Addiction Neuroethics: Reconciling Frameworks for Policymaking

Understanding addiction presents unique challenges to the criminal justice system which must assign responsibility and punishment to symptoms of an illness. Yet real-world alternatives to incarceration for drug-related criminal offenses are fraught.

Ethics of Neuroscience and Neurotechnology

Research presentations and discussion.

Neuroscience of the Law

Research presentations and discussion.

Networking Opportunities

  • Thursday Evening Reception
  • Affinity Group Dinners
  • Mentoring Roundtables
  • Meals and Breaks
  • Friday Evening Reception

Research / Recognitions

  • Poster Presentations and Judging
  • Member-led Thematic Panels
  • Awards Presentation

See the meeting program and schedule for more details!

Meeting Program