Neuroscience May Help Curb Prison Violence – But Should It?
We interviewed INS Program Committee member Roland Nadler about the 2019 INS Annual Meeting, the session he will be moderating on 'Ethics and the Imprisoned Brain,' and why he's passionate about neuroethics.

The panel discussion will address the promise and peril of neuro-interventions for incarcerated persons, whether in research and development or implementation and oversight. It will include viewpoints from Olivia Choy, Farah Focquaert, Andrés Molero-Chamizo and Jan Christoph Bublitz.

Roland Nadler, JD, is beginning a PhD in Law at the University of British Columbia. He was formerly a visiting professor at the University of Ottawa in the Center for Health, Law, Policy and Ethics. Read the full interview and register to attend the meeting in Chicago.
A ugust 8 (7:00–8:00pm EST)

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

September 21-25; Daegu, Korea

September 26-27; Graz, Austria

'Mapping Neuroethics: An Expanded Vision'
October 17-18; Chicago, IL, USA

October 19-23; Chicago, IL, USA

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.
Call for Abstracts – 2019 Neuroscience and Society Conference, themed 'Neurofutures: Neuroscience and Responsibility'; December 3-4; Melbourne, Australia; Abstracts due July 31

Call for AbstractsThe Workshop on the Philosophy of Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroethics; Submissions due September 20
Call for Abstracts – Researchers are invited to submit abstracts of no more than 250 words to be considered for presentation at a 2-day workshop on 'The Ethics of Experimental Deep Brain Stimulation – Future Directions.' Organized by the Wellcome Trust and Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, the workshop will be held January 15-16, 2020 in Oxford, England. Abstracts should address the ethical or legal questions raised by experimental deep brain stimulation. Abstracts due October 18
Community Engagement Research Fellow – Turner Institute for Brain Mental Health, Monash University; Melbourne, Australia – The research fellow will work closely with community and other relevant stakeholders to establish innovative and sustainable partnerships and develop a world-class research program that translates advances in neuroscience research into effective and responsible treatments, policies and practice that meets the needs of the community. This is an interdisciplinary position open to anyone with a doctoral qualification in either psychology or neuroscience, social science, science communication, ethics, or related discipline. The application closing date is August 9.
Postdoctoral Research ScholarNorth Carolina State University; Raleigh, NC, USA

Visiting Scholar John J. Lynch, MD Center for Ethics MedStar Washington Hospital Center; Washington, DC, USA
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Intelligent Assistive Technologies for Dementia – This new book provides a thorough overview of the current state of intelligent assistive technologies and enriches the ongoing public debate on the implementation of assistive technologies for dementia care. A 30% discount has been made available to INS members by the editors: Fabrice Jotterand, Marcello Ienca, Tenzin Wangmo and Bernice Elger (Oxford)

The Ethics of Brain-Computer Interfaces – This article highlights the work of INS members Frederic Gilbert, Philipp Kellmeyer, Hannah Maslen and Marcello Ienca. – Liam Drew (Nature)

Trust in Socially Assistive Robots: Consideration for use in Rehabilitation – Allison Langer, Ronit Feingold-Polak, Oliver Mueller, Philipp Kellmeyer, Shelly Levy-Tzedek (Neuroscience & Biobehavioal Reviews)
Browse all of the neuroethics articles published this week in Volume 10 of AJOB Neuroscience, the official journal of the INS. Some highlights from INS members include:
Neuroethics at 15: The Current and Future Environment for Neuroethics – "On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the formation of the International Neuroethics Society, we identify current and future topics for neuroethics and discuss the many social and political challenges that emerge from the converging dynamics of neurotechnologies and artificial intelligence. We also highlight the need for a global, transdisciplinary, and integrated community of researchers to address the challenges that are precipitated by this rapid sociotechnological transformation." – INS Emerging Issues Task Force, lead by Philipp Kellmeyer

Neuroethics at 15: Keep the Kant but Add More Bacon – Gabriel Lázaro-Muñoz, Peter Zuk, Stacey Pereira, Kristin Kostick, Laura Torgerson, Demetrio Sierra-Mercado, Mary Majumder, J. Blumenthal-Barby, Eric A. Storch, Wayne K. Goodman and Amy L. McGuire

Neuroethics of the Nonhuman – L. Syd M. Johnson

Do We Need Neuroethics? – Eric Racine and Matthew Sample

Biomarkers for PTSD Susceptibility and Resilience, Ethical Issues – Katherine C. Bassil, Bart P. F. Rutten and Dorothee Horstkötter

The Need for a Conceptual Expansion of Neuroethics – Arleen Salles, Kathinka Evers and Michele Farisco

It Is Time to Expand the Scope and Reach of Neuroethics – "Neuroethics’s focus on expensive neurotechnologies has also potentially excluded not just those of lower socioeconomic status in the developed world, but much larger populations in lower- and middle-income countries. Meningitis was the fourth largest cause of neurologic [disability-adjusted life years] in the Gates [Foundation] study just cited, due almost entirely to its prevalence in low-income countries, yet the neuroethical implications of CNS infections have not been well studied." – Patrick J. McDonald

Fanon’s Police Inspector – Ann E. Fink

Investigating Individual Differences – Kayt Sukel (Dana Foundation)

Minding the Brain Machines: A Neuroethics Perspective – Philip Boffey (Dana Foundation)
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