Winners of the Neuroethics Essay Contest
Congratulations to the following winners of the Neuroethics Essay Contest. Each author received a 1-year membership to the INS and has been invited to be recognized at the 2019 INS Annual Meeting in Chicago, thus earning the opportunity to receive a $250 travel stipend donated by Dr. Michael Patterson.
Khayla Black, New York University Shanghai (China)

Sunidhi Ramesh, Sidney Kimmel Medical College (USA)

Prithvi Nathan, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (USA)
Several other authors of general audience essays qualified for a mentorship opportunity with Elaine Snell, INS chief operating officer. They include:

  • Natalia Filvarova, University of Munich (Germany)
  • Saffanat Sumra, University of California, Berkeley (USA)
  • E. Kate Webb, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee (USA)
Many thanks to all of the authors who submitted an essay to the contest and to members of the INS Student/Postdoc Committee for organizing the contest and selecting winners.
We would also like to thank the International Youth Neuroscience Association (IYNA) and its leadership for helping the INS open the essay contest to high school students for the first time, and for their judicious efforts reviewing the dozens of high-quality submissions received from high school students located around the world.

The IYNA intends to publish all qualifying essays submitted to the high school contest category in the IYNA Journal. We encourage you to learn more about them and consider contributing to their journal.
Working at the intersection of brain science, law and ethics
Jennifer Chandler is internationally recognized for her research and writing in the law and ethics of brain sciences. She will be moderating a panel discussion on 'Incapable Patients and Psychiatric Neurosurgery: What do Law and Ethics Have to Say?' at the 2019 INS Annual Meeting on Friday, October 18.

She talks about how she learned to love neuroethics and the upcoming annual meeting in a brief interview.

For more highlights from the annual meeting, check out the full program and read all of the interviews featuring Martha Farah, Matt Baum, Roland Nadler, and INS Program Committee Co-Chairs Ilina Singh and Arleen Salles. We hope to see you in Chicago!
Sixth Presenter Named and the Complete List of Abstracts
We are proud to announce that Timothy Brown, University of Washington, is the final speaker to be invited to give an oral presentation at the INS annual meeting. Brown is one of six people presenting as part of the concurrent sessions 3:00–4:00pm on Thursday, October 17 showcasing the high-quality research being conducted by members.
The complete list of the expected oral and poster presentations is also now published on the website. Familiarize yourself with the topics and authors, and identify your can't-miss posters.

Posters will remain up throughout the meeting and authors will be giving verbal presentations for judges and attendees during the two scheduled times around the lunch hour on Thursday and Friday. Be sure to support all the hard work by these investigators!

If you are interested in serving as a poster judge, please contact INS staff by email ( Identify during which session(s) — Thursday, 12:15–1:30pm, and Friday, 11:30am–12:30pm — you will be available to review posters, listen to presentations, give feedback, and nominate authors for recognitions and awards.
The Future of CNS treatments
September 7-10; Copenhagen, Denmark

Artificial & Biological Cognition
September 11-13; University of Cambridge, UK

September 21-25; Daegu, Korea

September 26-27; Graz, Austria

August 31–September 2; Warsaw, Poland

The Growing Pushback Against Harmful AI
October 2; New York City, NY, USA

October 3-5; Athens, Greece
Mapping Neuroethics: An Expanded Vision
October 17-18; Chicago, IL, USA – Early registration deadline is September 20
October 19-23; Chicago, IL, USA – Neuroethics Social and Tools & Tech Social on October 20 (6:45-8:45)

October 21; Chicago, IL, USA
October 25, 2019–June 19, 2020; Rome, Italy

November 12; New York City, NY, USA – Abstract submissions due September 17

November 18; New York City, NY, USA

November 22; New York City, NY, USA Abstract submissions due September 30
Call for AbstractsThe Workshop on the Philosophy of Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroethics. Submissions due September 20
NIH Funding for Neuroethics Research The current U.S. NIH BRAIN Initiative neuroethics RO1 funding opportunity is open and its next receipt date is October 9.
Call for AbstractsThe Ethics of Experimental Deep Brain Stimulation – Future Directions. January 15-16, 2020 in Oxford, England. Abstracts due October 18
Postdoctoral Position – Perelman School of Medicine; Philadelphia, PA, USA
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

Research Coordinator – Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine; Houston, TX, USA
Share your organization's open positions, calls, and other opportunities with INS members and the neuroethics community. Submit to staff for consideration (
fMRI: Still Not a Mind Reader – Moheb Costandi (INS Co-Chair of the Communication, Outreach & Membership Committee)

The Many Faces of Parkinson's Disease – Sarah Horn and Howard Hurtig (Cerebrum)

The Neurobiology or Resilience – Brenda Patoine
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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