46th Annual Meeting

February 14-17, 2018

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INS Washington, D.C. 2018

Please bookmark this page and check back often for full details about our upcoming meeting in Washington, DC! Additional details will be posted as soon as they become available.

February 14-17, 2018
Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, District of Columbia

Presiding President: Michael Kopelman
Program Committee Chair: Shawn M. McClintock
CE Committee Chair: Raul Gonzalez

Message from the 2018 INS Program Committee Chair:

The 51st Anniversary of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS) marks an exciting and new chapter for the organization to examine the status quo of clinical neuropsychology advocacy, education, practice, and research, and begin to lay the foundation for moving toward the next century! Such progressive thinking inspired the 2018 Annual Meeting theme in Washington, DC, which is: Connecting the Present to the Future. To further this theme, we welcome innovative, high-quality, individual or thematic symposium submissions that align with the meeting theme and advance the clinical neuropsychological field. As always, we encourage submissions that offer unique insights into cognitive and affective neuroscience of healthy and disease states, innovations in psychometrics, and state-of-the-art neuropsychiatric treatment, enhancement, and rehabilitation approaches. Scholarly symposia and constructive debates on the future of clinical neuropsychology (e.g., telemedicine, wearable activity monitoring and assessment technology, connectomics) and submissions that focus on cutting-edge student and early career educational and training paradigms to meet the needs of the future generation of clinical neuropsychologists will also be considered.

Aerial of the National Mall and Tidal Basin, Courtesy of washington.org

We hope you will join us for an exciting and out of this world scientific program as well as the many social and networking activities that are abundant in Washington, DC. As the United States capital and home of the Smithsonian Institution and the National Institutes of Health, DC is a hub of the arts, culture, and science. We look forward to seeing you in DC!

– Shawn M. McClintock, Program Committee Chair

Social Events

Welcome Reception – Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Join us for the Welcome Reception on Wednesday, February 14th.

Scientific Program Highlights

Keynote Speakers

Among our Keynote Speakers for the 2018 Annual Meeting will be:

  • Dr. Michael Kopelman, INS President
  • Dr. Sarah Lisanby, an internationally recognized neuropsychiatric authority in neuromodulation development and Director of the National Institute of Mental Health’s Division of Translational Research
  • Dr. Earl Miller, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and global leader on the neural basis of complex executive functions
  • Dr. Miguel Nicolelis, a pioneer of the brain-machine interface and neuroprosthetics and named as one of 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2015 by Foreign Policy Magazine
  • Dr. Anne-Lise Pitel, Assistant Professor at the University of Caen and rising star in Korsakoff’s syndrome diagnostics and treatment

The Birch Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Mieke Verfaellie, a leader in cognitive neuroscience who has advanced the understanding of the cognitive and neural bases of various forms of human memory.

The second annual Edith Kaplan Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Vilayanur Ramachandran, a neuroscientist who is world renowned for his research on the neural basis of cognition and language, author of The Tell-Tell Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Quest for What Makes us Human, and according to Time magazine is “one of the most influential people in the world.”

Invited Symposia

Invited symposia adhere to and advance the meeting theme of moving toward to the future. These symposia topics include:

  1. Inclusion and diversity in clinical neuropsychology, chaired by Dr. April Thames
  2. Genotypes and phenotypes of attention deficit hyperactive disorder across the lifespan, chaired by Dr. Barbara Franke
  3. Reexamining multiple trace theory, chaired by Dr. Morris Moscovitch
  4. Neurocognitive function in aerospace and aeronautics, chaired by Dr. Robert Kane
  5. Neuropolitics, chaired by Dr. Laura Cram.
Schedule at a Glance
CE Workshop Descriptions

Abstract Submissions

Pre-Publication Abstracts Listing

The link below is a Preliminary, Pre-Publication listing of the final schedule for the 46th Annual Meeting, including all abstracts that were accepted for presentation. This pre-publication listing does not include author changes and withdrawals that occurred after the program was finalized in early December but prior to the beginning of the meeting in February; those changes will be listed in a Final Addendum that will be distributed on-site and published in JINS following the conclusion of the meeting. The official proceedings of the INS 46th Annual Meeting will be published soon after the conclusion of the meeting in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS. New Orleans abstracts will appear in JINS Volume 24 (2018), Supplement 1. Supplements are only available online, where they may be freely accessed by the public (no subscription fee is required). To access supplemental issues of JINS, please visit journals.cambridge.org/jid_INS.

View Pre-Publication Abstracts Listing

Abstract submission for the 2018 Annual Meeting Closed on August 1, 2017. There are no exceptions to the posted deadline. Submitting authors will be notified of the Program Chair’s final schedule by the beginning of November 2017.

Poster Size

If you are presenting a poster in DC, posters must be vertically oriented, and the maximum size is no more than 34.25 inches in width by 46 inches in height (or no more than 87 cm width by approximately 116 cm height). This will leave some space on all sides of your poster, which will make it easier to mount and will help ease crowding (as two authors will be sharing each poster board).

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Prospectus – Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities

The INS Annual Meeting provides a venue for cognitive and clinical neuroscientists from around the world to network and share their research, and an unparalleled marketing and sales opportunity for your organization. The INS offers a limited number of meeting sponsor opportunities allowing your organization to enhance awareness of your organization’s brand, increase market reach and engagement, and support the educational mission of INS.

INS is also offering a limited number of banner ads in the widely-used meeting mobile app, which will be freely available online both before and throughout the year after the conference. Your organization will also benefit from other promotional opportunities, including exhibit booth space located in the heart of the INS meeting, program advertisements, and distribution of your flyer or media to all attendees.

All exhibitors and sponsors of the INS 46th Annual Meeting receive a complimentary listing and URL link in the official meeting program book (a valuable paper resource for attendees that is also available online), and in the official INS mobile meeting app.

Most completed application materials are due by Wednesday, December 20, 2017, along with full payment. Questions? Please contact the INS Executive Office at INS@utah.edu or by phone at 801-487-0475.

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General Meeting Information


This year we are offering half-day volunteer shifts, ranging from 3 to 6 hours. Completing a shift of 4 or less hours entitles you to receive ONE complimentary CE workshop, while completing a shift of 5 or more hours entitles you to receive TWO complimentary CE workshops.

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Ancillary Meetings

INS continues to welcome professional groups and individual attendees who wish to hold small meetings or receptions during the Annual Meeting. INS is pleased to make this space available at no charge to registered meeting attendees. Requests will be considered in the order they are received, as meeting space is limited. All requests to hold ancillary meetings or events must be submitted to INS; do not contact the hotel directly.

To request INS ancillary meeting space, please download and submit the request form. Please carefully review all policies on the request form prior to submitting your request.

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Poster Size

If you are presenting a poster in DC, posters must be vertically oriented, and the maximum size is no more than 34.25 inches in width by 46 inches in height (or no more than 87 cm width by approximately 116 cm height). This will leave some space on all sides of your poster, which will make it easier to mount and will help ease crowding (as two authors will be sharing each poster board).

Request for Accommodations

Please email INS@utah.edu to request accommodations for specific needs, disabilities, or other circumstances that may affect your ability to participate in the INS Annual Meeting. Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate requests that are received before January 31, 2018.

Registration Information

Online registration is now closed. Registrations will still be taken on-site at the registration desk at the meeting.

General Meeting Registration

Continuing Education – CE Workshops

CE Workshop Descriptions

Visa / Invitation Letter

If you require a formal invitation letter in order to attend the upcoming meeting in Washington DC, please download this invitation template and complete the recipient section with your personal information and contact details. If you need further assistance, please contact us at INS@utah.edu.

Official Hotel & Meeting Venue

Hotel Information

Just a few steps away from the hotel, you’ll discover the funky stores and ethnic cuisine of Adams Morgan or the exciting night life of Dupont Circle. Head north to hear the sounds of animals coming from the National Zoo. Or venture into the hotel’s natural surroundings to enjoy a quiet hike or invigorating run through Rock Creek Park. With a Metro stop just outside the doors and area airports close by, the Marriott Wardman Park is a premier city destination just two Metro stops from everything DC has to offer.

Marriott Wardman Park – Headquarter Hotel:

Starting at $189 per night. To receive the discounted INS room rate at the Marriott Wardman Park, book your room by the cutoff date, January 21, 2018 at midnight (EST). To book your room online, in the INS room block at the Marriott Wardman Park, visit https://aws.passkey.com/e/49122058 or, contact the hotel’s reservations department by calling 1-877-212-5752 and tell them you are an attendee of the International Neuropsychological Society (or INS) Annual Meeting. View hotel ADA/Accessibility information here.

Please beware of any companies that may contact you claiming to be affiliated with INS and offering discounted reservations. Do not give out your credit card information to these vendors. Please notify INS or the Marriott if anyone approaches you claiming to be working on behalf of the INS or the Marriott, and only use the authorized link on the INS meeting page or call the Marriott directly to book your reservation.

Book Your Hotel Room

If you encounter any problems with the online booking system, please call 1-877-212-5752 for assistance booking your room.

The official venue and hotel for the 2018 meeting is the Marriott Wardman Park (2660 Woodley Road NW).

Marriott Wardman Park Exterior, Marriott Hotel

Airports & Transportation


The hotel does not provide shuttle service. Hotel Maps and Directions Guide to Washington, DC Area Airports Airport Transportation Taxi Companies

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) – Approximately 15 minute drive to the venue without traffic.

  • Distance from hotel: 7 miles
  • Estimated taxi fare: 30 USD (one way)
  • Subway service fee: 1.7 USD (one way)

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) – Approximately 50 minute drive to the venue without traffic.

Baltimore / Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) – Approximately 60 minute drive to the venue without traffic.

  • Distance from hotel: 34 miles
  • Estimated taxi fare: 88 USD (one way)
  • Estimated AMTRAK to Union Station fare: 12 USD (one way) *BWI Marshall Airport offers free shuttle service between the airport and the Amtrak station

Headquarter Hotel & Meeting Venue: Marriott Wardman Park (2660 Woodley Road NW) Nearest Subway/Metro Stop: Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan (Red line) Parking at the Meeting Hotel: 45 USD daily Valet Parking fee: 50 USD daily

Visiting Washington DC

Not sure where to go or what to see in Washington DC? Here are some guides from Washington.org to help you plan your trip. You can also check out the map below for some local dining options and places to visit.

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