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Submit your Abstract for the 2016 International Neuroethics Society Meeting in San Diego!

Mark your calendars now for the 2016 International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting taking place in San Diego, CA on November 11th and November 12th. This year the conference will feature 2 days of talks, networking opportunities, and poster presentations.

Highlights from the meeting include Plenary Talks by Dr. Steve Hyman of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research and Dr. Walter J. Koroshetz from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), while the two featured sessions on the 12th are entitled “Mind-Brain and the Competing Identities of Neuroethics” and “Deconstructing Therapeutic Neurotechnology ‘Narratives’: A Case Study of DBS for Depression.”

Moderated by Dr. Eric Racine from the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal, “Mind-Brain and the Competing Identities of Neuroethics” will discuss three perspectives of neuroscience: empirical, speculative, and pragmatic, and these three views will be presented by Dr. Paul Applebaum, Dr. Tom Buller, Dr. Jennifer Chandler, and Dr. Saskia Nagel. “Deconstructing Therapeutic Neurotechnology ‘Narratives’: A Case Study of DBS for Depression” will also highlight three different viewpoints; neuroscientist Dr. Helen Mayberg, philosopher Dr. Sara Goering, and journalist Mo Costandi will explore how to interpret DBS patient narratives. The panel will be moderated by Emory University’s Dr. Karen Rommelfanger.

Thursday’s events will take place in the San Diego Central Library

The 2016 INS Meeting will also kick-off the International Ambassador Program with a 2-hour session on international neuroethics. While the 1st hour will focus on discussions from leading international figures, the 2nd hour will involve breakout group sessions that include topic such as career opportunities from national neuroscience initiatives, how exchange programs can encourage communication, and how oversight groups will differ among national agencies.

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