INS-Authored Paper Explores the Key Trends in Brain Science Shaping Neuroethics
Members of the INS Emerging Issues Task Force wrote an article titled ‘ Neuroethics at 15: The Current and Future Environment for Neuroethics.’ In the article, published in AJOB Neuroscience, the authors explore the challenges and implications that current and future advances in neuroscience and neurotechnology will pose for the field of neuroethics. 
The authors predict neuroethics will be shaped most significantly over the next 15 years by:

  • Rapid and continuous increase in knowledge and technical capability
  • The expanding global landscape for large-scale neuroscience research, and
  • Increases in commercial, military, and government applications of neurotechnologies

In this landscape of transformation, the authors encourage the global neuroethics community to continue to embrace and foster collaboration, inclusiveness, professionalism, academic opportunities, and to expand its conceptual toolbox by incorporating analytic instruments and empirical approaches from other fields. 

Contributors to the paper included co-corresponding authors Philipp Kellmeyer and Jennifer Chandler; their fellow INS Emerging Issues Task Force members Laura Cabrera, Adrian Carter, and Karola Kreitmair; coauthor Judy Illes, an INS Past President; and Hank Greely, INS President, who the authors thanked for providing valuable input and comments.
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'Mapping Neuroethics: An Expanded Vision'
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Congratulations to everyone who submitted an abstract or essay to the 2019 INS Annual Meeting. We received a record number of submissions of consistently high quality. Your participation and hard work keeps the neuroethics community strong!

Notices of recognition — including selection of oral presentations, travel stipends, and contest winners — will be determined and announced in the coming weeks. Please watch for notification emails. Thank you for your patience awaiting these results from the hard-working members of the Program and Student/Postdoc Committees of the INS.
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 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 due October 18
Community Engagement Research Fellow – Turner Institute for Brain Mental Health, Monash University; Melbourne, Australia. The application closing date is August 9.

Postdoctoral Position – Perelman School of Medicine; Philadelphia, PA, USA – The Wexler Lab at the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow. The fellow will work on an NIH-funded project that utilizes sociological methods to study the ethical, legal and social implications of do-it-yourself and direct-to-consumer medicine and science, with a particular focus on neurotechnology. This 12-month position will begin Fall 2019. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 
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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Unraveling the Ethics of Neurotechnologies – Featuring INS Member Winston Chiong by Nicholas Weiler (UCSF)
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