Committees & Task Forces

If you would like to serve on a committee or task force, contact Karen Graham.

INS members can also join our topical Affinity Group. Members discuss issues at the Annual Meeting and collaborate on special projects and publications.

  • Cognitive Enhancement
  • Deep Brain Stimulation and Neural Engineering
  • Global Health and Neuroethics
  • Neuroscience and Free Will
  • Brain-Based Legal Implications
  • Neuroscience and National Security
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Addiction Neuroethics

Program Committee

The Program Committee is responsible for the annual meeting, including identifying suitable topics and speakers, reviewing suggestions, and reviewing abstract and poster submissions from the Society's membership. Members of the committee are responsible for finding a suitable venue, managing event advertisement/promotion, and media outreach. The following committee members are organizing the 2018 INS Annual Meeting.

Co-Chairs

  • Steve Hyman, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research
  • Ariel Cascio, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal

Members

  • Nita Farahany, Duke Law School
  • Tom Insel, Mindstrong Health
  • Cynthia Kubu, Cleveland Clinic
  • Hannah Maslen, University of Oxford
  • Roland Nadler, University of Ottawa
  • Ilina Singh, University of Oxford

Staff

  • Karen Graham, INS Executive Director
  • Robert Beets, INS Website/Communications Director

Communication, Outreach, and Membership Committee

The Communication, Outreach and Membership Committee is responsible for coordinating communication and outreach efforts, cultivating membership, facilitating relationships on behalf of the Society, and advising the Board on priorities and strategies to promote growth and the interests of the Society.

CO-ChairS

  • Mo Costandi, The Guardian, UK
  • Elaine Snell, INS Chief Operating Officer

Members

  • Matt Baum, Harvard University, USA
  • Laura Cabrera, Michigan State University, USA
  • Carlos Faraco, National Institute of Justice, USA
  • Fabrice Jotterand, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
  • Denis Larrivee, Loyola University Chicago, USA
  • Julie Robillard, University of British Columbia, Canada

Staff

  • Robert Beets, INS Website/Communications Director

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is responsible for maintaining a viable leadership structure, recommending updates to the bylaws and terms of reference, and overseeing the succession planning process for President, President-Elect, Board members, committee chairs, and other Society leadership positions. Committee members are selected from current members of the Board.

Chair

  • Nita Farahany, Duke Law School, USA

Members

  • Mo Costandi, The Guardian, UK
  • Debra JH Mathews, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Nominating Committee

The Nominating Committee recommends individuals to serve on the Board of Directors and for the office of President, President-elect/Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer. The committee also reviews nominations provided by the membership before the election.

Chair

  • Joseph J. Fins, Weill Cornell Medical College, USA

Members

  • Matthew L. Baum, Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Jennifer Chandler, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • William Cheshire, Mayo Clinic, USA
  • Molly Crockett, Yale University, USA
  • Cynthia Forlini, University of Sydney, Australia
  • Samia Hurst-Majno, University of Geneva – UNIGE, Switzerland
  • Debra JH Mathews, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Staff

  • Karen Graham, INS Executive Director

Student/Postdoc Committee

The Student/Postdoc Committee represents early career members of the INS, their interests, and makes recommendations to the Board regarding initiatives affecting students and postdoc members. The committee currently manages an annual essay contest and contributes to the development of mentoring activities for Society members. An established INS member serves as a faculty mentor to the committee.

Chair

  • Marcello Ienca, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Members

  • Tim Brown, University of Washington, USA
  • Tabitha Moses, Wayne State University School of Medicine, USA
  • Abidemi Otaiku, National Health Service, UK
  • Joshua Preston, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Matthew Reyes, University of Manila, The Philippines
  • Anna Wexler, University of Pennsylvania, USA

FACUTLY Mentor

  • Elba Serrano, New Mexico State University, USA

Staff

  • Karen Graham, INS Executive Director
  • Robert Beets, INS Website/Communications Director

Emerging Issues Advisory Task Force

The Emerging Issues Advisory Task Force advises and assists INS in strengthening its international voice in the field of neuroethics by providing expertise, analysis and guidance for professionals, policy makers, the media and the general public on the ethical and policy issues associated with advances in neuroscience.

If you believe there is an issue that the Society should consider officially addressing, please email your suggestions to [email protected] with the subject line: "Emerging Issue for Consideration." Submissions should include sufficient detail so that the Task Force can appreciate why you believe the matter should be a priority for INS action. All submissions will be acknowledged.

Chair

  • Philipp Kellmeyer, University Freiburg, Germany

Members

  • Laura Cabrera, Michigan State University, USA
  • Adrian Carter, Monash University, Australia
  • Mark Frankel, American Association for the Advancement of Science (Retired), USA
  • Karola Kreitmair, Stanford University, USA
  • Anthony Weiss, SUNY Upstate Medical University, USA

Membership Task Force

The Membership Task Force focuses on increasing the Society’s membership and will operate through the 2019 annual meeting.

Chair

  • Jennifer Chandler, University of Ottawa, Canada

Members

  • Veljko Dubljevic, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Tom Insel, Mindstrong Health, USA
  • Roland Nadler, University of Ottawa, Canada

Staff

  • Karen Graham, INS Executive Director