Neuroethics Meetings

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2019 Annual Meeting

October 17-18, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA – The INS annual meeting will bring together 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 designed for philosophers and practitioners from all disciplines and career levels.

Neuroethics Social at SfN

October 20; Chicago, IL, USA – The Neuroethics Social at the Society for Neuroscience's annual conference, Neuroscience 2019, will be held Sunday evening, 6:45–8:45pm, in Room N137 at the McCormick Place convention center. The social is open to anyone registered for the SfN meeting. Organized by Winston Chiong and Khara Ramos, the event will focus on the issue of how to integrate neuroethics and neuroethics training in neuroscience careers. Neuroscience educators and neuroscientists at different stages of career will talk about synergies as well as challenges for researchers and trainees who primarily work in neuroscience and wish to remain engaged in neuroethics. Featured guests will include:

  • Eric Chudler, executive and education director for the Center for Neurotechnology at the University of Washington
  • Gidon Felsen, associate professor at the University of Colorado Denver
  • Gillian Hue, program coordinator in the Emory Neuroethics Program
  • Hale Soloff, graduate student at Emory University
  • Margaret Thompson, postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins
1st International Bioethics Congress

January 13-17, 2020; Mexico City, Mexico

Other Events

AI Now 2019 Symposium

October 2; New York City, NY, USA – The Growing Pushback Against Harmful AI – Attendees include leading lawyers, organizers, scholars, and tech workers who have engaged creative strategies to combat exploitative artificial intelligence (AI) systems across a wide range of contexts, from automated allocation of social services, to policing and border control, to worker surveillance and exploitation, and well beyond. The program will share stories from those at the forefront, drawing on their insight and experience as we work together to ensure that AI is accountable to the people whose lives it most affects. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

2019 International College of Neuropsychopharmacology International Meeting

October 3-5; Athens, Greece

Neuroscience 2019

October 19-23; Chicago, IL, USA – The Society for Neuroscience's 49th annual meeting is the premier venue for neuroscientists to present emerging science, learn from experts, forge collaborations with peers, explore new tools and technologies, and advance careers.

Annual Membership Meeting of the American Brain Coalition

October 21; Chicago, IL, USA – The American Brain Coalition’s (ABC) Annual Membership Meeting is an opportunity for patient advocacy groups, professional organizations, industry, and government agencies in the brain community to join together in our educational, engagement, and advocacy efforts. The event will be held 2:00–4:00pm on Monday, October 21 at Hyatt McCormick Place. Registration is required.

Neurobioetica ed Intelligenza Artificiale - III Edition

October 25, 2019–June 19, 2020; Rome, Italy – This a course of ten monthly meetings from the Neurobioetica (GdN) research group of the Pontifical University Regina Apostolorum in Rome will be composed of seminars, round tables, and the March conference within World Brain Week (as part of Brain Awareness Week). The course will develop the technological, neuroscientific, psychiatric, psychological, philosophical, ethical, legal, and theological aspects of artificial intelligence in order to form a mature awareness on the applications, anthropological, ethical, and legal consequences it may hold. Register by October 31, 2019.

Next Generation Organoids for Biomedical Research and Drug Discovery

November 12; New York City, NY, USA – This symposium will feature discussions on the science behind organoid models, along with their many applications in health and disease. Abstract submissions for a poster session are due September 17.

What Happens When We Die?: Insights from Resuscitation Science

November 18; New York City, NY, USA – This symposium will bring together leading physicians and researchers in disciplines ranging from critical care and neurology to psychology, biochemistry, and philosophy. In a series of plenary presentations, speakers will review recent and emerging research related to restoring function to the brain after death, consciousness after cardiac arrest, cardiac arrest survival, and neuroprotection strategies, and more, to chart a course for new directions in the study of resuscitation and consciousness.

Natural Language, Dialog & Speech Symposium

November 22; New York City, NY, USA – This symposium will convene leading researchers from academia and industry to discuss cutting-edge methodologies and computational approaches to applied and theoretical problems in dialog systems, spoken and natural language understanding, natural language generation, and speech synthesis. Abstract submissions are due September 30.

ECNP Workshop for Early Career Scientists in Europe

March 5-8, 2020; Nice, France – The 3-day workshop is a great opportunity for early career scientists in Europe to come together with research leaders to discuss the latest advances and perspectives on specific topics. The recurring topics include molecular and cellular, behavioral and systems, and clinical neuroscience, and the variable topic for 2020 is neuromodulation.

12th FENS Forum of Neuroscience event image; Where European Neuroscience meets the world
12th FENS Forum of Neuroscience

July 11-15, 2020; Glasgow, UK – The FENS Forum of Neuroscience is Europe’s largest international neuroscience meeting. The 2020 event's scientific program will cover neuroscience from basic to translational research and feature a wide range of themes, including ethical issues and neuroethics. You can download print and digital assets from the promotional toolkit to spread the word about this event. The INS is a member of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS).