2022 INS Annual Meeting
Montreal, Canada + Virtual
November 2-4, 2022

Schedule

See the preliminary program for an overview of all panels, presentations, and other activities. See the theme to learn about the overall direction of the meeting. The below schedule is subject to change.

Time Zones

The live sessions are being held in Montreal, Canada which is located in the Eastern Time Zone and will recognize Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) during the entire meeting. All times listed below are EDT. Main sessions include the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) and links to a time zone converter tool.

For some virtual attendees, sessions may be on different dates than the local time in Montreal. Also be sure to check to see if daylight savings time is observed in your country and when it will end.

  • Pre-Meeting – 7:00–9:00pm EDT, November 1
  • Day 1 – 8:30am–6:00pm EDT, November 2
  • Day 2 – 8:00am–7:00pm EDT, November 3
  • Day 3 – 8:30am–1:00pm EDT, November 4

Zoom Details

There is one Zoom webinar link and password for the entire meeting. Reference your meeting emails for the password to grant you access to join virtually. If you did not see a meeting email with the links, be sure you check your junk and spam folders. If you have trouble connecting, contact staff.

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Pre-Meeting

November 1, 2022

 

VIRTUAL EVENT  /  9:00-10:00 AM EDT

 

Virtual Gathering

Join us in the virtual Gather space to say hello to colleagues and make new friends. You can build your avatar and chat with other attendees. Learn more about how we are using Gather.

 

Gather Space

 

PUBLIC EVENT  /  7:00–9:00 Pm EDT

 

Movie poster for Seizing Hope: High Tech Journeys in Pediatric Epilepsy; Includes a cream-colored brain made of yarn on a pedestal with a dark blue background;
Seizing Hope: High Tech Journeys in Pediatric Epilepsy

The Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) is hosting a film screening featuring the 30-minute short documentary 'Seizing Hope: High Tech Journeys in Pediatric Epilepsy.' The event will include the screening, a discussion, and a reception with drinks and snacks. Doors open at 7:00pm and the film screening starts at 7:15pm. IRCM is located in downtown Montreal.

 

This mini-documentary is a story about hope for children and their families in mitigating and treating pediatric drug resistant epilepsy (DRE). It is a story about how families learn to trust their medical team, educate them, and help them consider neurotechnology options for their child. It is a story about empowerment as loved ones shed light on the ethical factors that led to their decisions. In doing so, they empower other families that face similar challenges to theirs. It is a story of how children and families affected by DRE can seize hope in times of darkness for a better quality of life. The film may be viewed in English with subtitles in French or Spanish.

 

The event is free and open to the public. Please note that a registration for the INS Annual Meeting does not guarantee entry. Registration is required as there is a limit of 120 attendees. Security will only allow registered participants to attend. A virtual viewing option will not be available.

 

Register

 

 

 

Day 1

November 2, 2022
8:30am–6:00pm EDT

 

8:30 AM EDT · 12:30 UTC

 

Convene
  • Attendees mingle and network in lobby
  • Coffee and breakfast pastries provided
  • Virtual participants can meet in Gather

 

9:00 am EDT · 13:00 UTC

 

Welcome
  • INS President Joseph J. Fins
  • Rémi Quirion, Chief Scientist of Quebec
  • Jean-François Côté, President and Scientific Director, IRCM
  • Eric Racine, INS Program Committee co-chair

 

Analysis  /  9:30 am EDT · 13:30 UTC

 

Looking Back, Looking Forward: Twenty Years After the Dana Foundation Conference "Neuroethics: Mapping the Field"
  • Hank Greely and Judy Illes will each give presentations 
  • Paul Root Wolpe will pose questions and lead the discussion 

 

Break  /  10:30–11:00 am EDT · 14:30 UTC

 

Poster Viewing / Judging

Group A in-person posters featured on Day 1

Discuss research with investigators in Gather

 

Talks /  11:00 Am EDT · 15:00 UTC

 

Research Presentations

A mix of virtual and in-person presentations by investigators. Long talks are 10 minutes long with 2-3 minutes for questions. Short talks are 5 minutes long with 2-3 minutes for questions.

 

  • Capacity assessments under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 post-neurointervention: the role and assessment of 'authenticity' (long talk) – Daisy Cheung, Centre for Medical Ethics and Law, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong
  • Looking through the lens of stigma: understanding and anticipating concerns about the use and responsible development of PEIs (short talk) – Sandra Cai Chen, Philosophy, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Neural data: not for sale (short talk) – Peter Zuk, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School
  • Personality change measured using the frontal systems behavior inventory following deep brain stimulation in patients with Parkinson’s disease (long talk) – Essence Leslie, Cleveland Clinic; Case Western Reserve University;
  • Problematizing the promise of forensic pain neuroimaging (short talk) – Roland Nadler, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia

 

PRESENTATION  /  12:00 PM EDT · 16:00 UTC

 

Dana Foundation

Staff of the Dana Foundation introduce their Neuroscience & Society mission and programs.

 

  • Caroline Montojo, President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Khara Ramos, Vice President of Neuroscience & Society
  • Ishan Dasgupta, Program Officer, Dana NextGen program

 

BREAK  /  12:30–2:00 PM EDT · 16:30 UTC

 

Lunch
  • On-site lunch provided to attendees
  • Open networking and poster viewing
  • Virtual participants can socialize in Gather

 

Panel  /  2:00 PM EDT · 18:00 UTC

 

Prevention and Brain Health

This panel will discuss emerging priorities and ethical challenges in promoting brain health across diverse contexts. Discussions will also focus on ongoing or novel situations requiring attention.

 

  • Margarita Alegria, Harvard Medical School (United States)
  • Jason Karlawish, University of Pennsylvania (United States)
  • R. Srinivasa Murthy, Retired, Professor of Psychiatry (India)
  • Violet Naanyu, Moi University (Kenya)
  • Monique R. Pappadis, University of Texas Medical Branch (United States)
  • Moderator: Ilina Singh, University of Oxford (United Kingdom)

 

Break  /  3:30–4:00 PM EDT · 19:30 UTC

 

Poster Viewing / Judging

Group A in-person posters featured on Day 1

Discuss research with investigators in Gather

 

Talks  /  4:00 PM EDT · 20:00 UTC

 

Research Presentations

A mix of virtual and in-person presentations by investigators. Long talks are 10 minutes long with 2-3 minutes for questions. Short talks are 5 minutes long with 2-3 minutes for questions.  

 

  • Brain Death: Still Puzzling After All These Years (long talk) – Richard Maundrell, Department of Philosophy, Lakehead University
  • Implementing neurorights: legal and regulatory considerations (short talk) — Walter G. Johnson (1) and Lucille Nalbach Tournas (2); 1) School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), Australian National University; 2) School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University;
  • A cross-cultural perspective on neuroethics: barriers, misconceptions, and nuances (short talk) – Chinmayi Balusu, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University; Department of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health;
  • How Direct-to-Consumer Neurotechnology Affects Identity (long talk) – Muriel Leuenberger, Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford
  • The ethical examination of non-validated closed-loop deep-brain stimulation treatments in psychiatric surgery (short talk) – Ian Stevens, Philosophy & Gender Studies, University of Tasmania; Department of Neurosurgery, Oregon Health & Science University;

 

Activity /  5:00 Pm EDT · 21:00 UTC

 

Poster Viewing / Judging

Final chance for Group A in-person posters to be judged

Discuss research with investigators in Gather

 

Mentoring and Networking

Mentors available in-person for open networking

 

 

Adjourn  /  5:30 PM EDT · 21:30 UTC

 

 

 

Day 2

November 3, 2022
8:00am–7:00pm EDT

 

8:00 AM EDT · 12:30 UTC

 

Convene
  • Attendees mingle and network in lobby
  • Coffee and breakfast pastries provided
  • Virtual participants can meet in Gather

 

Mentoring
  • Mentors available in-person for open networking 

 

Panel  /  9:00–10:30 am EDT · 13:00 UTC

 

Communicating Diagnosis and Uncertainty

This panel will discuss ethical challenges introduced by novel diagnostic techniques (or lack thereof) in neuroscience and communicating uncertain diagnostic information to patients and families. Discussion will also focus on ongoing or novel situations requiring attention.

 

  • James Bernat, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (United States)
  • Jack Drescher, Columbia University (United States)
  • Pamela Feliciano Simons Foundation (United States)
  • Markus Reuber, University of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
  • Theresa Williamson, Massachusetts General Hospital (United States)
  • Michael Young, Harvard University (United States)

 

Break  /  10:30–11:00 AM EDT · 14:30 UTC

 

Poster Viewing / Judging

Group B in-person posters featured on Day 2

Discuss research with investigators in Gather

 

TALKS  /  11:00 AM–12:30 PM EDT · 15:00 UTC

 

Research Presentations

A mix of virtual and in-person presentations by investigators. Long talks are 10 minutes long with 2-3 minutes for questions. Short talks are 5 minutes long with 2-3 minutes for questions.

 

  • Reversibility, Consent, and The Regulation of Emerging Neurosurgical Therapies in Psychiatry (long talk) – Jonathan Pugh, The Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford
  • Care Partner Burden and Needs in Adaptive Deep Brain Stimulation Clinical Trials (short talk) – Amanda R. Merner, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School
  • Detecting Cultural Influences on Social Cognition: The South African-Adapted NEmo Test Battery (long talk) – Nwabisa Vuyolwethu Mlandu, Department of Psychology, University of Cape Town; Neuroscience Institute, Cape Town;
  • Psychedelic identity shift: A critical approach to set and setting (short talk) – Neşe Devenot, University of Cincinnati
  • Psychedelics: An emerging technology with a conflicted identity (short talk) – Michaela Barber, Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Monash University
  • Patient understandings of invasiveness and neurosurgical decision-making: evaluating essential tremor treatments (short talk) – Natalie Gase, John Carroll University; Cleveland Clinic;
  • Ethical Intersections and Tensions Between Intellectual Property Protections and Open Neuroscience (short talk) – Anna Nuechterlein, Neuroethics Canada, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia
  • Managing Racial Tensions in Inpatient Neurology (short talk) – Andrew P Huang, University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Neurology

 

BREAK  /  12:30–2:00 PM EDT · 16:30 UTC

 

Lunch
  • On-site lunch provided to attendees
  • Open networking and poster viewing
  • Virtual participants can socialize in Gather

 

Panel  /  2:00–3:30 pm EDT · 18:00 UTC

 

Frontiers of Treatment

This panel will discuss ethical challenges associated with development and deployment of novel treatments for brain disorders. Discussions will also focus on ongoing or novel situations requiring attention.

 

  • Sarah Chan, University of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
  • Kirsten Donald, University of Cape Town (South Africa)
  • Claude Hemphill, UCSF/Neurocritical Care Society (United States)
  • Humberto Nicolini, Instituto Nacional de Medicina Genómica (Mexico)
  • Dominic Sisti, University of Pennsylvania (United States)
  • Moderator: Lesley Fellows, McGill University (Canada)

 

Break  /  3:30–4:00 PM EDT · 19:30 UTC

 

Poster Viewing / Judging

Group B in-person posters featured on Day 2

Discuss research with investigators in Gather

 

Talks  /  4:00–5:00 Pm EDT · 20:00 UTC

 

Research Presentations

A mix of virtual and in-person presentations by investigators. Long talks are 10 minutes long with 2-3 minutes for questions. Short talks are 5 minutes long with 2-3 minutes for questions.

 

  • Should we implement shared decision-making between doctors and surrogates of patients with disorders of consciousness in early rehabilitation? An ethical analysis of its justification (long talk) – Chiara-Camilla Derchi, IRCCS, Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi ONLUS, Milan, Italy
  • Post-Trial Care in Invasive Neural Device Trials (long talk) – Nathan Higgins, School of Psychological Sciences, Monash University
  • Personhood, Privacy, and Spirituality: Neuroethics of digital mental health innovations for youth in Africa (short talk) – Eunice Kamaara, Department of Philosophy, Theology and Religion, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya / David Nderitu, Department of Philosophy and Religion, Egerton University, Nakuru, Kenya
  • Addressing Privacy Risk in Neuroscience Data: From Data Protection to Harm Prevention (short talk) – Anita S. Jwa, Russell A. Poldarck Department of Psychology, Stanford University
  • Rethinking the relationship between functionality and beneficiality in neural interfaces for artificial vision (short talk) – Lilyana Levy, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Medicine

 

PRESENTATION  /  5:00 PM EDT · 21:00 UTC

 

Business Meeting

 

Activity /  6:00 Pm EDT · 22:00 UTC

 

Posters Viewing / Judging

 

  • Final chance for Group B in-person posters to be judged
  • All posters should be removed at the end of Day 2

 

Board Meeting

Meeting will start promptly after the Business meeting concludes at 6:00pm

In-person attendees will congregate in IRCM Room 8805

Virtual participants will connect via Zoom.

Meeting will conclude by 7:00pm

 

 

Adjourn  /  6:30 PM EDT

 

 

 

Day 3

November 4, 2022

8:30am–1:00pm EDT

 

8:30 AM EDT · 12:30 UTC

 

Convene
  • Attendees mingle and network in lobby
  • Coffee and breakfast pastries provided
  • Virtual participants can meet in Gather

 

Panel  /  9:00–10:30 am EDT · 13:00 UTC

 

Neurorehabilitation and Recovery

This panel will discuss ethical principles and priorities in promoting recovery and rehabilitation from brain disorders. Discussions will also focus on ongoing or novel situations requiring attention.

 

  • Jennifer Chandler, University of Ottawa (Canada)
  • Jayashree Dasgupta, Samvedna Senior Care (India)
  • Leslie Griffin, UNLV (United States)
  • Andrew Peterson, George Mason University (United States)
  • Moderator: Joseph J. Fins, Weill Cornell Medical College (United States)

 

Break  /  10:30–11:00 AM EDT · 14:30 UTC

 

Panel  /  11:00 AM–12:30 PM EDT · 15:00 UTC

 

Dana Seminar on Neuroscience & Society: Where Do We Go From Here? 

 

  • Winston Chiong, UCSF (United States)
  • Martha Farah, University of Pennsylvania (United States)
  • Cynthia Forlini, Deakin University (Australia)
  • Steve Hyman, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research (United States)
  • Oliver Rollins, University of Washington (United States)
  • Anna Wexler, University of Pennsylvania (United States)
  • Moderator: Eric Racine, Montreal Clinical Research Institute (Canada)

 

Presentation /  12:30–1:00 PM EDT · 16:30 UTC

 

Awards & Recognitions
  • Top posters and talks recognized

 

 

MEETING ENDS  /  1:00 PM EDT

 

Program

View the preliminary program for a brief list of sessions and activities being held in-person and virtually from Wednesday to Friday, November 2-4, 2022. Also learn more about the theme.

Program

 

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