Member Groups

Affinity Groups

Members can join the topical Affinity Groups to discuss issues at the annual meeting and collaborate on special projects and publications.

  • Addiction Neuroethics
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Brain-Based Legal Implications
  • Cognitive Enhancement
  • Deep Brain Stimulation and Neural Engineering
  • Global Health and Neuroethics
  • Neuroscience and Free Will
  • Neuroscience and National Security
  • Neurotechnology and Artificial Intelligence

Committees

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee of the Board is responsible for deliberating on key issues facing the Society and formulating and advancing strategic initiatives to be carried out by other committees and task forces. Committee members include the current President and members of the Board.

Chair

  • Nita Farahany, Duke Law School (USA)

Members

  • Martha Farah, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
  • Joseph J. Fins, Weill Cornell Medical College (USA)
  • Hank Greely, Stanford University (USA)
  • Debra JH Mathews, Johns Hopkins University (USA)
  • Helen Mayberg, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (USA)
  • Ilina Singh, University of Oxford (UK)
  • Paul Root Wolpe, Emory University (USA)

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is responsible for maintaining a viable leadership structure, recommending updates to the bylaws and terms of reference, and overseeing the succession planning process for President, President-Elect, Board members, committee chairs, and other Society leadership positions. Committee members are selected from current members of the Board.

Chair

  • Debra JH Mathews, Johns Hopkins University (USA)

Members

  • Mo Costandi, The Guardian (UK)
  • Nita Farahany, Duke Law School (USA)

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee recommends individuals to serve on the Board of Directors and for the office of President, President-elect/Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer. The committee also reviews nominations provided by the membership before the election.

Chair

  • Joseph J. Fins, Weill Cornell Medical College (USA)

Members

  • Matthew L. Baum, Harvard Medical School (USA)
  • William Cheshire, Mayo Clinic, USA
  • Cynthia Forlini, University of Sydney (Australia)
  • Samia Hurst-Majno, University of Geneva – UNIGE (Switzerland)
  • Karen S. Rommelfanger, Emory University (USA)
  • Arleen Salles, Uppsala University (Sweden)

Staff

  • Karen Graham, INS Executive Director

Program Committee

The Program Committee is responsible for the annual meeting, including identifying suitable topics and speakers, reviewing suggestions, and reviewing abstract and poster submissions from the Society's membership. Members of the committee are responsible for finding a suitable venue, managing event advertisement/promotion, and media outreach.

This year's committee members will help plan the 2020 INS Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. 

Co-Chairs

  • Adrian Carter, Monash University (Australia)
  • Karen Rommelfanger, Emory University (USA)

Members

  • Jennifer Chandler, University of Ottawa (Canada)
  • Martha Farah, University of Pennsylvania (USA)
  • Marcello Ienca, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
  • Stephanie Hare, University of Maryland, Baltimore (USA)
  • Philipp Kellmeyer, University Freiburg (Germany)
  • Nicole Martinez-Martin, Stanford University (USA)
  • Eric Racine, Montreal Clinical Research Institute (Canada)
  • Arleen Salles, Uppsala University (Sweden)
  • Francis Shen, University of Minnesota (USA)
  • Laura Specker Sullivan, College of Charleston (USA)
  • Anna Wexler, University of Pennsylvania (USA)

Staff

  • Karen Graham, INS Executive Director
  • Robert Beets, INS Website/Communications Director

Communication, Outreach, and Membership Committee

The Communication, Outreach and Membership Committee is responsible for coordinating communication and outreach efforts, cultivating membership, facilitating relationships on behalf of the Society, and advising the Board on priorities and strategies to promote growth and the interests of the Society.

Chair

  • Mo Costandi, The Guardian (UK)

Staff

  • Robert Beets, INS Website/Communications Director

Student/Postdoc Committee

The Student/Postdoc Committee represents early career members of the INS, their interests, and makes recommendations to the Board regarding initiatives affecting students and postdoc members. The committee currently manages an annual essay contest and contributes to the development of mentoring activities for Society members. An established INS member serves as a faculty mentor to the committee.

Chair

  • Roland Nadler, University of British Columbia (Canada)

Members

  • Katherine Bassil, Maastricht University (The Netherlands)
  • Ishan Dasgupta, University of Washington (USA)
  • Tabitha Moses, Wayne State University School of Medicine (USA)
  • Abidemi Otaiku, National Health Service (UK)
  • Armani Porter, Duke University (USA)
  • Joshua Preston, University of Minnesota (USA)
  • Andreas Schönau, University of Washington (USA)
  • Farhad Udwadia, University of British Columbia (Canada)

Faculty Mentor

  • Andrea Giuffrida, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (USA)

Staff

  • Karen Graham, INS Executive Director
  • Robert Beets, INS Communications Director

Task Forces

Emerging Issues Advisory Task Force

The Emerging Issues Advisory Task Force advises and assists INS in strengthening its international voice in the field of neuroethics by providing expertise, analysis and guidance for professionals, policy makers, the media and the general public on the ethical and policy issues associated with advances in neuroscience.

If you believe there is an issue that the Society should consider officially addressing, please email your suggestions to [email protected] with the subject line: "Emerging Issue for Consideration." Submissions should include sufficient detail so that the Task Force can appreciate why you believe the matter should be a priority for INS action. All submissions will be acknowledged.

Chair

  • Laura Cabrera, Michigan State University (USA)

Members

  • Adrian Carter, Monash University (Australia)
  • Jennifer Chandler, University of Ottawa (Canada)
  • Philipp Kellmeyer, University Freiburg (Germany)
  • Karola Kreitmair, Stanford University (USA)
  • Anthony Weiss, SUNY Upstate Medical University (USA)

Membership Task Force

The Membership Task Force focuses on increasing and diversifying the Society’s membership.