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

Annual Meeting News

Neuroethics Investigators Selected to Present Research at the 2017 INS Annual Meeting

September 19, 2017

The International Neuroethics Society (INS) recognizes the following neuroethics investigators who have been selected to orally present their research at the 2017 INS Annual Meeting on Friday, November 10 in Washington, DC. Anyone interested in exploring the latest neuroethics scholarship conducted by the field's emerging leaders and experts is encouraged to register and attend the international gathering.

Six investigators will give a four-minute preview of their poster presentation, and two sets of three investigators will participate in thematic panels discussing the ‘Ethics of Neuroscience and Neurotechnology’ and ‘Neuroscience and the Law.’ Sessions and selected presenters include:

Flash Poster Preview Presentations

  • Matthew L Baum, Harvard Medical School
  • Laura Specker Sullivan, Harvard Medical School
  • Marcello Ienca, University of Basel
  • Cynthia Forlini, University of Sydney
  • Jennifer C. Sarrett, Emory University
  • Dylan Roskams-Edris, University of Calgary / University of British Columbia

Ethics of Neuroscience and Neurotechnology

  • Frederic Gilbert, University of Washington
  • Merlin Bittlinger, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • Anna Wexler, University of Pennsylvania

Neuroscience and the Law

  • Andreas Kuersten, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • N. Sinclair-House, University of Sussex
  • Lyn Gaudet, MINDSET

Thematic panel sessions will be held concurrently at 1:15 p.m. and poster preview presentations will be made at 3:00 p.m. immediately before an hour-long, afternoon poster session.

Selections for oral presentations were made by the INS Program Committee based on the topic, composition, and overall quality of abstract submissions. A total of 86 abstracts were accepted and the authors—hailing from over a dozen countries, with more than one-quarter from outside the United States—have been offered the opportunity to present a scientific poster at the meeting.

To help defray the cost of attending, the committee also awarded more than $6,000 in travel stipends to selected authors, with roughly half of the funds allocated for travel from outside North America. Travel support for this year’s meeting is made possible with generous contributions from Judy Illes (National Core for Neuroethics, UBC), the Neuroethics Research Unit at the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM), and other INS members and anonymous donors.

Donations are still being accepted to the INS Annual Meeting Travel Fund to increase participation in the Society’s flagship event and to help neuroethics investigators from around the world gain exposure for their research. Donations of all sizes are encouraged and will be bundled together to provide critical financial support for those needing assistance.