Roland Nadler Selected to Lead the Student/Postdoc Committee
Congratulations to Roland Nadler for his appointment as the next chair of the INS Student/Postdoc Committee! His term will begin after the annual meeting in October.

Roland Nadler, JD, is a neuroethicist, empirical researcher, and legal scholar pursuing a PhD in Law at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. His research focuses on the challenges posed by legally relevant brain science and technology, particularly the political and democratic stakes as neuroscience percolates into both courtrooms and the popular consciousness.

The Student/Postdoc Committee represents the interests of trainee members of the Society, oversees the annual essay contest, and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding initiatives for student and postdoc members. The call for essays for the 2019 Neuroethics Essay Contest has been released—submissions are due July 12.
INS Annual Meeting
OCTOBER 17-18, 2019

The 2019 INS Annual Meeting in Chicago 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.

The INS Program Committee has put together a brief look at the sessions they are planning around the theme 'Mapping Neuroethics: An Expanded Vision.'

To be considered for a presentation opportunity or travel stipend, attendees must submit abstracts by June 24. Review the call for abstracts for complete details and requirements.
British Neuroscience Association Festival of Neuroscience, Dublin

The INS joined forces with the  British Association for Psychopharmacology  to host a symposium on 'Mental illness in children and adolescents: neuroscience, ethics and practice in psychopharmacology.' There are considerable scientific, medical and ethical challenges in youth mental health such as achieving accurate diagnosis, understanding the role of early adversity and environment, and appropriately targeting treatment. The symposium examined mechanisms to reveal the effects of antipsychotics on the reward processing systems and the long-term impact of treatment in experimental models. It then moved on to the on-going ethical debates that include clinical practice, early intervention, and moral development. Co-chaired by Dr. Gabriela Pavarini, University of Oxford (UK), and Professor Mitul Mehta, King’s College London (UK), the speakers were Professor Judith Homberg, Radbound University (The Netherlands), Dr. Ciara McCabe, University of Reading (UK), Professor Paramela Santosh, King’s College London and Dr. Pavarini.

The following day we held a public event titled 'Young Minds Matter: How to Support Young People’s Mental Health'   to give young people, parents, teachers and carers the opportunity to find out about what is going on in the developing brain, treatment for mental illness and smartphone data for mental health prediction. The panel was joined by a representative of Aware, a charity that provides educational programs to students and teenagers to help them deal with life’s challenges.  
June 5; Toronto, Canada – INS members get a 20% discount!
June 13; Milwaukee, WI, USA
The Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Medical College of Wisconsin is sponsoring a 1-day conference exploring the link between neuroscience and early childhood deprivation, and the associated ethical issues. This conference is intended to facilitate a dialogue on the issue of the neuroscience of poverty and explore the clinical, ethical, social, and policy implications related to the effects of adversity on the brains of children. The conference features keynote presentations by INS member Martha Farah, director of the Center for Neurosciences and Society at the University of Pennsylvania, and Fatimah Loren Muhammad, executive director of the National Network of Hospital Based Violence Intervention Programs. Speakers from the Medical College of Wisconsin include INS member Fabrice Jotterand, David Nelson, and Jennifer Koop.
June 19-21; Paris, France

September 7-10; Copenhagen, Denmark; The future of CNS treatments

September 21-25; Daegu, Korea

September 26-27; Graz, Austria

October 3-5; Athens, Greece
Call for PapersAmerican Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience ( AJOB Neuroscience) is now indexed in MEDLINE/PubMed. In recognition of the milestone, the journal is issuing a call for papers. AJOB Neuroscience editors welcome submissions throughout the field of neuroethics but are particularly interested in the neuroethics of: machine learning, artificial intelligence, and robotics, and digital phenotyping, novel issues in psychiatry, evolving definitions of consciousness and brain death, free will and the neural basis of decision-making, feminist neuroethics, neurodiversity, neuromarketing, neuro-entrepreneurship, and neuroscience startups, meuroethics education, training, and engagement, and neuroengineering and genetic manipulation.
Call for Abstracts – 2019 INS Annual Meeting
Call for Essays – 2019 Neuroethics Essay Contest
NIH Funded Research – U.S. National Institutes of Health; Open until May 13

National Science Foundation Applications – National Science Foundation; Preliminary proposals are due June 14; full proposals are due December 13

Call for Chapter Submissions – INS member Dr. Michael Nestor and Dr. Richard Wilson are accepting 5,000–8,000 word submission by July 1 for inclusion The Anticipatory Biomedical Ethics of The Use of CRISPR in Humans (Springer). The goal of the book is to bring together scientists and philosophers to explore potential biomedical ethics or policy pitfalls that potentially exist via the use of CRISPR in humans. For more information contact Dr. Nestor (
Applications for BRAIN Advanced Postdoctoral Career Transition Award to Promote Diversity – This project aims to enhance diversity in the neuroscience workforce and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented independent investigators from diverse backgrounds. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers with a research and/or clinical doctorate degree from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions. Applications due June 12, 2019.

Summer Research Associates & Undergraduate Research Assistant – Harvard MGH Center for Law, Brain, and Behavior; Cambridge, MA, USA – Center Director Dr. Francis Shen is seeking applicants for the term June to August 2019. Accepted applicants will assist in the Center's initiatives concerning the developing brain and aging brain. Direct questions to Dr. Shen ( Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

PhD Position – The University of British Columbia, Department of Medicine – Neurology; Vancouver, Canada

Research Assistant in Neuroethics – Weill Institute for Neuroscience; San Francisco; CA, USA
Clinical Ethics Fellowship – Children's Minnesota; Minneapolis, MN, USA
Share your organization's open positions, calls, and other opportunities with INS members and the neuroethics community. Submit to staff for consideration (
How Should Science Respond to CRISPR'd Babies – INS President Hank Greely (Issues in Science and Technology)

Doctors use Electrical Implant to Aid Brain-Damaged Women – Benedict Carey (New York Times)

Ethics Alone Can't Fix Big Tech – Daniel Susser (Slate)

Findings the Rhythm of Literacy – Kayt Sukel (Dana Foundation)

Turning Thoughts into Spoken Words – Sophie Fessl (Dana Foundation)

Multicosts of Multitasking – Kevin Madore & Anthony Wagner (Cerebrum)
Did you publish a paper or attend an event that your neuroethics colleagues should know about? Send us a link, summary, or reflection article and we'll share with your neuroethics colleagues. Submit to staff for consideration (
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