2021 INS Annual Meeting
Virtual Conference

2021 INS Annual Meeting

The INS annual meeting brings together diverse global perspectives and voices from academia, industry, health care, regulators, law experts, and people with lived experience that are needed to tackle global challenges at the intersection of ethics, law, philosophy and neuroscience. 

The 2021 meeting in November will be online and feature social justice. For latest news, see updates below and subscribe to all announcement emails.

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Members of the 2021 Program Committee

We are delighted to announce the INS members who will serve on the Program Committee this year and plan the online 2021 INS Annual Meeting. We thank you for volunteering your time and expertise to develop dynamic programming for the neuroethics and neuroscience communities.


  • Tim Brown, University of Washington (USA)
  • Laura Cabrera, Pennsylvania State University (USA)
  • Nicole Martinez-Martin, Stanford University (USA)


  • Katherine Bassil, Maastricht University (Netherlands)
  • Ishan Dasgupta, University of Washington (USA)
  • Jayashree Dasgupta, Samvedna Senior Care / Sangath (India)
  • Juhi Farooqui, Carnegie Mellon University (USA)
  • Karen Herrera Ferrá, Asociación Mexicana de Neuroética (Mexico)
  • Emily Murphy, University of California, Hastings College of the Law (USA)
  • Rosemary Musesengwa, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
  • Ilina Singh, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)
  • Laura Specker Sullivan, Fordham University (USA)

The 2021 INS Annual Meeting will be online, feature social justice

The International Neuroethics Society (INS) will organize a series of online sessions and networking activities for its next annual meeting, likely in October or November 2021. Specific dates, times, and the format of the conference will be determined in the coming weeks.

The meeting will focus on social justice, and serves to strengthen our commitment to make meaningful progress advancing inclusion and equity in the brain sciences. Development of the meeting theme and program is being led by the INS Program Committee, co-chaired by:

  • Tim Brown, University of Washington (USA)
  • Laura Cabrera, Michigan State University (USA)
  • Nicole Martinez-Martin, Stanford University (USA)

The INS Board of Directors determined an online format best ensures that our annual neuroethics event remains as widely available to members and priority audiences as possible. This is especially important for a meeting focused on social justice issues, and at a time when so many people continue to suffer from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Any opportunities to hold safe and productive in-person activities in conjunction with the online programming of the 2021 meeting will be considered. While there are few substitutes for face-to-face interaction, the INS is committed to hosting meaningful opportunities for the neuroethics community, including a newly launched webinar series and the annual meeting.

The Program Committee welcomes your ideas and suggestions for the upcoming meeting. Calls for session proposals, abstracts, and the essay contest will be released soon. You may also email your comments to staff ([email protected]).

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