Committees & Task Forces

If you would like to serve on a committee or task force, please 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 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.

Co-Chairs

  • Judy Illes, University of British Columbia
  • Cynthia Kubu, Cleveland Clinic

Early Career Scholar Co-Chair

  • Ariel Cascio, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal

Members

  • Tom Buller, Illinois State University
  • Molly Crockett, Yale University
  • Veljko Dubljevic, North Carolina State University
  • Joseph J. Fins, Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Helen Mayberg, Emory University
  • Karen Rommelfanger, Emory University
  • Rachel Wurzman, University of Pennsylvania Medical School

Staff

  • Karen Graham, INS Executive Director
  • Elaine Snell, INS Chief Operating Officer
  • Robert Beets, INS Website/Communications

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.

Chair

  • Elaine Snell, Chief Operating Officer, INS

Members

  • Farhan Ahmad, University of Texas at San Antonino, USA
  • Matt Baum, Harvard University, USA
  • Laura Cabrera, Michigan State University, USA
  • Adrian Carter, Monash University, Australia
  • Veljko Dubljevic, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Mo Costandi, The Guardian, UK
  • L. Syd M Johnson, Michigan Technological University, USA
  • Denis Larrivee, Loyola University Chicago, USA
  • Chris Mora, Montana State University, USA
  • Karen Rommelfanger, Emory University, USA
  • Barbara Sahakian, University of Cambridge, UK

Staff

  • Robert Beets, INS Website/Communications

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
  • Nita Farahany, Duke Law School, USA
  • Samia Hurst-Majno, University of Geneva – UNIGE, Switzerland
  • Fabrice Jotterand, Medical College of Wisconsin, USA
  • Karen Rommelfanger, Emory 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 mentor to the committee.

Chair

  • Marcello Ienca, University of Basel, Switzerland

Members

  • Farhan Ahmad, The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
  • Matthew L. Baum, Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Tim Brown, University of Washington, USA
  • David Fischer, Harvard Medical School, USA
  • Matthew Reyes, University of Manila, The Philippines
  • Joseph Wszalek, University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA

Mentor

  • Elba Serrano, Stanford University, USA

Staff

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

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 administrator@neuroethicssociety.org 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

  • Jennifer Chandler, University of Ottawa, Canada

Members

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