Neuroethics Meetings

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INS hosts an annual meeting and supports events by our members and partners.


2020 INS Annual Meeting

October 22-23; Washington, DC, USA – The next INS annual meeting will be held in Washington, DC the two days prior to the Society for Neuroscience conference.

1st International Bioethics Congress

Knowledge, Law and New Technologies in Health
January 13-17, 2020; Mexico City, Mexico

Other Events

UCSF Weill Neuroethics Symposium

Anticipating Ethical Concerns in a New Era of Neuroscience
January 28, 2020; San Francisco, CA, USA – This event will examine three topic areas of both great hope and potential concern in the neurosciences: Neurogenetics & Parenthood; Neuromodulation; and Patient Data in the Digital Age. Sessions will include a variety of perspectives, including both prepared remarks and engaging interdisciplinary discussion. Scheduled speakers include INS members Joseph J. Fins, Hank Greely, Anna Wexler and Laurie Zoloth.

ECNP Workshop for Early Career Scientists in Europe

March 5-8; Nice, France – The 3-day workshop is a great opportunity for early career scientists in Europe to come together with research leaders to discuss the latest advances and perspectives on specific topics. The recurring topics include molecular and cellular, behavioral and systems, and clinical neuroscience, and the variable topic for 2020 is neuromodulation.

Biotechnology and the Future of Medicine

Harvard's Annual Bioethics Conference
March 9-10, 2020; Boston, MA, USA. – This conference will examine how ethics interacts with biotechnology in medicine and consider multiple approaches to how the medical community might ensure that biotechnology continues to evolve ethically. Posters will be admitted on a rolling basis with the first review starting January 1, followed by a final deadline on March 2.

14th Annual Machine Learning Symposium

March 13; New York City, NY, USA – Abstract submissions are due January 20.

Brain Awareness Week

March 16-22; Worldwide – Professionals and educators around the world are in the midst of planning events and activities in recognition of Brain Awareness Week. Organized annually by the Dana Foundation, the campaign provides a platform for partners around the world to host imaginative activities in their communities that share the wonders of the brain and the impact brain science has on everyday lives. See the campaign website for handouts, non-event ideas, and an outreach toolkit.

If you plan to host an event, activity, or advocacy initiative featuring neuroethics during Brain Awareness Week, please contact staff ([email protected]) to inform members of our community and increase participation.

European Neuro Convention 2020

March 17-18; Birmingham, UK

AI Ethics: Exploring the Interfaces

June 9; Tasmania, Australia – Paper submissions pending further announcement

Neuroethics Network: Going Global and Facing the Future

June 17-19; Paris, France

World Congress of Bioethics

Autonomy and Solidarity: Bridging the Tensions
June 19-21; Philadelphia, PA, USA – The aims of the event are to showcase the best in bioethics research from established and new scholars, and to facilitate networking and the unique exchange of ideas that emerges when people from different disciplines, cultures, mindsets, and methodological approaches engage with one another.

International Bioethics Retreat

June 24-26; Paris, France

12th FENS Forum of Neuroscience event image; Where European Neuroscience meets the world
12th FENS Forum of Neuroscience

July 11-15; Glasgow, UK – The FENS Forum of Neuroscience is Europe’s largest international neuroscience meeting. The 2020 event's scientific program will cover neuroscience from basic to translational research and feature a wide range of themes, including ethical issues and neuroethics. You can download print and digital assets from the promotional toolkit to spread the word about this event. The INS is a member of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS).