IBRO is delighted to welcome its newest member, the International Neuroethics Society (INS). The INS mission - to encourage and inspire research and dialogue on the responsible use of advances in brain science - compliments and reinforces one of our own key objectives, to support and promote responsible neuroscience research around the world. We look forward to working with INS to ensure neuroethics is an integral part of advancing the field of neuroscience. Read more about INS below.
The International Neuroethics Society (INS) is proud to become a member of IBRO.
The late 20th century saw unprecedented progress in the basic sciences of mind and brain and in the treatment of psychiatric and neurologic disorders. Now, in the early 21st century, neuroscience plays an expanding role in human life beyond the research lab and clinic. In classrooms, courtrooms, offices and homes around the world, neuroscience is giving us powerful new tools and prompting a new understanding of ourselves as social, moral and spiritual beings.
INS, established in 2006, is a professional society that aligns ethics, law, society and policy with progress in neuroscience. It is forging ahead with a new mission to encourage and inspire research and dialogue on the responsible use of advances in brain research.
In order to reach our goals we are building an international membership representing everything from life sciences to social sciences and philosophy. We have members interested in neuroscience and criminal justice, childhood development, addiction, ageing and dementia. We are always seeking new areas in neuroethics, such as the environment and mental health.
Neuroethics is a global endeavour. Becoming a member of IBRO is a wonderful opportunity for us all to share expertise and ideas, to work together and to embrace cultural diversity. The opportunities for discoveries, collaborations, and funding will be ever greater the more we work together in partnership.
Get involved in the INS! Our Annual Meeting will take place in Washington, DC, 9 – 10 November 2017, immediately before SfN. We invite you to attend and find out more about the exciting field of neuroethics.
- Judy Illes, INS President