Submit Nominations for the INS Board of Directors
Leading up to the 2019 INS Annual Meeting, the Society is accepting suggestions for new members of the Board of Directors. Our goal is to be able to consider a diverse and broad range of candidates from all the individual, disciplinary, and geographic backgrounds that make up the INS membership.

Send your confidential suggestions for people to fulfill the important duties of moving the Society forward to Karen Graham (

Suggestions are due today, June 27, by 7:00pm EDT. 
September 7-10; Copenhagen, Denmark; The future of CNS treatments

September 21-25; Daegu, Korea

September 26-27; Graz, Austria

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

October 19-23; Chicago, IL, USA
Neuroethics abstracts due Monday
The abstract submission deadline for the INS annual meeting is Monday, July 1. All submissions must be received by the 11:30pm EDT deadline—late entries will not be accepted.

Authors submitting an abstract are eligible for presentation opportunities and travel support. All accepted abstracts will also be considered for publishing in a future issue of AJOB Neuroscience.

Review the call for abstracts for complete details and requirements.
Call for Essays – INS Neuroethics Essay Contest; Submissions due July 12
Call for AbstractsThe Workshop on the Philosophy of Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroethics is now accepting abstracts. This workshop aims to promote an international forum to share knowledge, issues, and challenges in the fields of cognitive neuroscience and neuroethics. Although contributions from any area of ​​the philosophy of cognitive neuroscience and neuroethics are welcome, organizers are particularly looking forward to receiving contributions addressing the following topics of inquiry: neural representation, externalism and internalism in cognitive neuroscience; neurocognitive models of concepts, perception, language, etc; explanation in brain and cognitive science; consciousness and disorders of consciousness; neuroscientific contribution to unveiling what makes us human; neuronal epigenesis and moral change; and neuroscience and free will. Submissions due September 20
Next Generation Networks for Neuroscience Applications – National Science Foundation; Full proposals due December 13
Neuroethics Research Assistant – Neuroethics Division, University of British Columbia; Vancouver, Canada – The position will involve projects related to neurotechnology in the general context of neurologic and psychiatric disorders, and specifically with a focus on drug resistant epilepsy. The individual will work closely with investigators in Canada and the U.S., trainees and other members of the project team to explore current and future ethical implications of invasive and non-invasive neurotechnologies and their responsible integration into health care and society. Funding for this position is from a multi-year NIH/NIMH BRAIN Initiative research grant. Job ID 34143. Applications due June 30

Senior Researcher – The Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities in Oxford, United Kingdom is seeking candidates for a senior researcher who will lead the development of a major new program of research on ethical issues arising in the collection, storage, and sharing of digitalized medical images. The closing date for applications is July 25.
Postdoctoral Research ScholarNorth Carolina State University; Raleigh, North Carolina

Visiting Scholar John J. Lynch, MD Center for Ethics MedStar Washington Hospital Center; Washington, DC, USA
Share your organization's open positions, calls, and other opportunities with INS members and the neuroethics community. Submit to staff for consideration (
New technologies for the brain require ethical approaches to innovation – Following up on themes discussed at the neurotechnology conference organized by the INS and Cognixion in Toronto last month, INS Board members Judy Illes and Jennifer Chandler highlighted in this article the importance of ethics in the rapidly progressing brain–health–technology sector, concluding: "Still, given the enormous potential for enhancing human well-being, speed of innovation is essential to compressing health inequities in Canada and elsewhere. Progress, however fast or slow, must also be accompanied by humility that will preserve public trust, promote the kind of inclusion and hope the most vulnerable people in our society deserve and ensure that discoveries about the brain and the human right to access them are in balance." – Judy Illes and Jennifer Chandler (The Conversation)
Risks and Rewards of Digital Therapeutics in Treating Mental Disorders – Madeline Stein & Michael Stein (TechCrunch)

The Invisible Prison: Pathways and Prevention – Margaret Brinig (Neuroethics & Law Blog)

Should We Use Smart Drugs to Improve Cognition?Brühl, A.B., d’Angelo, C. and Sahakian, B.J. (Brain and Neuroscience Advances)

The Challenges of Researching Emotions – Fox, E. (British Neuroscience Association)

Tech Giants Award UB $150,000 to Bring Ethics into Computer Science Classes – Cory Nealon (University at Buffalo News Center)

Indicators and Criteria of Consciousness in Animals and Intelligent Machines: An Inside-out Approach – Cyriel Pennartz, Michele Farisco, Kathinka Evers (Frontiers)

Best of the Neuroethics Blog: is Football Safe for Brains? – This article features a public discussion held at the 2015 INS Annual Meeting. The INS will again hold the annual meeting in Chicago this year and INS member Syd Johnson will be speaking as part a session on 'Disorders of Consciousness.' – L. Syd M Johnson
Dementia and Gum Disease – Moheb Costandi (Dana Foundation)

The Frontlines of the Opioids Crisis – Philip Boffey (Dana Foundation)

Mind Over Matter: Cognitive Neuroengineering – K. Moxon, I. Saez & J. Ditterich (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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