Annual Meetings Past and Future
At last year's annual meeting—archived in the 2016 Meeting Report—we were again reminded that the complexity of neuroethics is not only found in the science or the technology, but in its capacity to be so dynamic and multi-faceted. From neuroethical 'identities' to clinical DBS 'narratives,' INS meetings provide a wide range of programming for experts, investigators and clinicians at all stages of their careers.  Many thanks to all the organizers, speakers, attendees and sponsors for making the 2016 event a brilliant success.

And don't miss out on the 2017 meeting, shaping up to be another must-attend affair with an exciting line-up of lectures, discussions, and networking opportunities. Check out the preliminary program for an up-to-date list of topics and confirmed speakers. 

Registration is now open and abstracts are due June 15, so don't delay!
Member of IBRO
We are proud to announce that the INS has become a member of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO). IBRO is a global federation of neuroscience societies that supports and promotes research, training and advocacy. Membership of IBRO connects us to a worldwide network of more than 75,000 neuroscientists in over 60 countries worldwide.
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Eric Racine, Veljko Dubljevic, Ralf J. Jox, Bernard Baertschi, et al. wrote an article titled “Can Neuroscience Contribute to Practical Ethics? A Critical Review and Discussion of the Methodological and Translational Challenges of the Neuroscience of Ethics” in Bioethics, published May 15. The article examines the usefulness of studying the neuroscience of ethics, summarizes key challenges and contributions in the field, and discusses the different strategies that could be used to support knowledge transfer to help different stakeholders integrate knowledge from the neuroscience of ethics.
Veljko Dubljevic and Eric Racine wrote an article titled “Moral Enhancement Meets Normative and Empirical Reality: Assessing the Practical Feasibility of Moral Enhancement Neurotechnologies” in Bioethics, published May 15. The article assesses the practical feasibility of moral enhancement neurotechnologies, reviews the literature on neuroscience and cognitive science models of moral judgment, and analyzes their implications for the specific target of intervention (cognition, volition or affect) in moral enhancement.
•   Director of the NIH BRAIN Initiative   -- U.S. NIH-NINDS
•  Visiting scholars -- Center for Neuroscience & Society, University of Pennsylvania
•  Visiting scholars -- Neuroethics Research Unit, IRCM
•   Research Coordinator --  IRCM
•  PhD position  -- University of Twente 
•  Call for chapters -- Advances in Neuroscience Series
•   Call for essay submissions  --  International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics
•   Call for papers -- Junior Faculty Forum, Northwestern, Penn and Stanford Law School
The Neuroethics Blog, hosted by the Center for Ethics at Emory University, is the official blog of the International Neuroethics Society and AJOB Neuroscience.
Moral Enhancement Is Science Fiction, not Science Fact -- Scientific American ( Veljko Dubljevic)

A California Court for Young Adults Calls on Science -- The New York Times (Tim Requarth) 

Demis Hassabis  -- BBC Radio  (Cathy Drysdale)

Sergio Canavero: Will His Head Transplants Roll?  -- Discover ( Neuroskeptic )

No evidence that brain-stimulation technique boosts cognitive training -- Science Daily (Association for Psychological Science)

The Joys and Challenges of Being a Parent with Autism  --  The Atlantic (Sarah Deweerdt)
June 19-21, Paris, France
June 22, Brussels, Belgium
June 26-28, Paris, France
July 12-14, Bethesda, MD, United States
September 8-11, Bilbao, Spain
September 14-15, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Neuroscience & Society gathers national and international academics from the fields of neuroscience, psychiatry and psychology, ethics and law, philosophy, public policy and the social sciences to discuss themes including: ageing and dementia, adolescents, and the developing brain, disability and mental health, and disorders of self-control
October 9-13, Siena, Italy
Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies is offering a workshop on the implications of the advances in neuroscience and responsibility for the law, in criminal and in civil cases, as well as outside of litigation, in a wide range of jurisdictions around the world, presented by world leaders in the field.
November 9-10, Washington, DC, United States 
The International Neuroethics Society is an interdisciplinary group of scholars, scientists, clinicians and other professionals who share an interest in the social, legal, ethical and policy implications of advances in neuroscience. Our mission is to promote the development and responsible application of neuroscience through interdisciplinary and international research, education, outreach and public engagement for the benefit of people of all nations, ethnicities, and cultures. Start your membership today!