INS New Orleans 2017

To kick off the 50th Anniversary Year of the INS, we return to New Orleans, Louisiana—the setting of the very first Annual Meeting of INS in 1973. Bookmark this page and check back often for the latest updates on INS NOLA 2017.

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After The New Orleans Meeting?

It is definitely still possible to add the CE option for any plenary sessions you attended in full in New Orleans. Simply complete and
submit this CE Addition form

**Please note that in order to add CE for any plenary session, we must have your attendance slip from that session on file. If we did not receive your attendance slip at the session, you will not be able to add the CE option for that session.

Latest Updates

  • Abstracts—Now Published Online! The official proceedings of the INS 45th Annual Meeting have now been published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (JINS). New Orleans abstracts appear in JINS Volume 23 (2017), Supplement 1. Supplements are only available online, where they may be freely accessed by the public—no subscription fee is required. To access the New Orleans meeting proceedings, CLICK HERE.
  • Mobile Meeting App: The New Orleans meeting app is here! The app is available on iOS, android, or for your personal computer. To download the app, visit this link using your device of choice — the link will automatically detect your device type and download the correct version: You can download the app and use it on ALL of your devices to plan for the upcoming meeting.
  • New Orleans Welcomes INS Attendees: Don't know where to go or what to see in New Orleans? The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau has put together a special site full of suggestions on how to plan your trip. Visit this link for ideas:
  • Digital Program Book Now Online: Click here to download the digital version of the printed program book that will be distributed on-site. Please note this version is optimized for WEB viewing, and hence is not ideal for printing. If you are registered for the upcoming meeting and did NOT opt out of receiving a printed program, you will receive a hard copy when you check-in for the meeting in New Orleans.
  • NEW POSTER SIZES THIS YEAR! If you are presenting a poster in New Orleans, please note that poster sizes are completely different than in the past. Posters will be VERTICALLY oriented, and dimensions have also changed. Please visit the Presenter Instructions page to read full details.
  • Attention All Oral Presenters: All oral presenters — including plenary and CE speakers, invited symposia, paper sessions, and all other symposia — must check in at the Speaker Ready Room in New Orleans by no later than ONE HOUR PRIOR to their scheduled presentation in order to upload their presentation to a central computer system. Please visit the Presenter Instructions page to read full details.
  • Printable Daily Schedule: Click here to download a printable daily schedule (including the categories being presented in each poster session).

Hotel Rooms & Official Meeting Venue

Official Hotel & Meeting Venue

Our 2017 meeting will be headquartered at the New Orleans Marriott in the celebrated French Quarter district.
PLEASE NOTE: The headquarter hotel (New Orleans Marriott) may be SOLD OUT

INS New Orleans 2017 Hotel Room Blocks

Deadline extended to January 24! Sheraton New Orleans: INS has arranged an additional hotel room block at a special room rate, starting at $215 per night, for meeting attendees at the nearby Sheraton New Orleans. To receive the discounted INS room rate at the Sheraton, reserve your room by January 24, 2017 (the cutoff date). To book your room in the INS room block at the Sheraton, click here:

JW Marriott: ROOMS MAY BE SOLD OUT. INS has arranged a special room rate for meeting attendees, starting at $205 per night, at the neighboring JW Marriott. To receive the discounted INS room rate at the JW Marriott, you must have booked your room by January 16, 2017 (the cutoff date). To book your room in the INS room block at the JW Marriott, please visit Or, contact the hotel's central reservations department by calling (+1)504-525-6500 (or U.S. toll-free: 1-888-771-4429) and tell them you are an attendee of the International Neuropsychological Society or INS Annual Meeting at the New Orleans Marriott at 555 Canal Street.

New Orleans Marriott – HEADQUARTER HOTEL: ROOMS MAY BE SOLD OUT. Starting at $185 per night. To receive the discounted INS room rate at the New Orleans Marriott, you must have booked your room by January 9, 2017 (the cutoff date). Booking in the INS room block is a vital way to support the INS. Doing so helps us keep our meeting registration costs at their current low rate, and keeps you close to your colleagues and all of the excitement of the INS Annual Meeting! To book your room in the INS room block at the New Orleans Marriott, please visit Or, contact the hotel's central reservations department by calling 1 (504) 581-1000 (or U.S. toll-free: 1 (888) 771-4429) and tell them you are an attendee of the International Neuropsychological Society (or INS) Annual Meeting.

Visiting New Orleans

Airports: The nearest airport is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) – Approximately 30 minute drive to the venue without traffic.

Airport Shuttle Fee: $24 USD (one way); reservation required

Estimated Taxi Fare: $36 USD (one way)

Headquarter Hotel & Meeting Venue: New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal Street

Parking at the Meeting Hotel: Valet Parking—Fee: 44.90 USD daily

General Meeting Information

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 here. Please carefully review all policies on the request form PRIOR to submitting your request.

Student Volunteers Needed!

INS needs your help!  We need student volunteers to assist with various tasks at the meeting. Volunteers may help by proctoring CE sessions, stuffing attendee bags, assisting with registration and check-in, or assisting with other tasks as needed. Make new friends and meet INS Board Members—become an INS Annual Meeting volunteer today!

For each volunteer shift completed, volunteers are entitled to attend ONE or TWO* CE workshops for free! (*Depending on the length of the volunteer shift; please see application for details.)

Get Recognition in the program for volunteering, sign up by December 29th!

Click here to download the New Orleans INS volunteer application. Submit your application by December 18th to have your name included in the program book!

Visa / Invitation Letter

If you require a formal invitation letter in order to attend the upcoming meeting in New Orleans, 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

Meeting Program

45th Annual Meeting Spotlight

Don't miss this video! An invitation from Presiding INS President, Kathleen Haaland, inviting you to join us at the 50th Anniversary celebrations at our upcoming New Orleans meeting.
Another of our esteemed keynote speakers, Professor Faraneh Vargha-Khadem (pictured here), recently appeared on BBC Radio's "The Life Scientific", where she discussed the science of autobiographical memory.
Click here to listen on
We are delighted to have Professor Richard Andersen as the INS Birch Lecturer at the 2017 New Orleans meeting. In this video, Dr. Andersen discusses his work on neuroprosthetics (parietal lobe electrodes control a prosthetic arm in a man with spinal cord injury).

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Scientific Program Highlights

The 50th anniversary of INS presents an ideal opportunity to reflect on Neuropsychology’s interdisciplinary history while also highlighting recent advances in our understanding of brain-behavior relationships and defining directions for the next generation of research, education, and clinical care. Thus, our theme for the 2017 Annual Meeting in New Orleans is Binding the Past and Present to Enhance the Future.

Our return to New Orleans is especially appropriate since this is where the first INS meeting was held and because of the rich cross-cultural and historical influences the city embodies. We hope you will join us for an exciting scientific program as well as the many social activities that abound in New Orleans—famously known as the "Big Easy"! ~ Benjamin M. Hampstead, Program Committee Chair

Keynote Speakers

Click here to see our Plenary Speakers.

Among our Keynote Speakers for the 2017 conference are Dr. Kathleen Haaland, INS president; Dr. Robert T. Knight, a pioneer in the functions of the prefrontal cortex and brain-machine interface; Dr. Maurizio Corbetta, a leader in attention in neurorehabilitation; Dr. Edith V. Sullivan, an expert on the effects of alcohol on the brain, and Dr. Faraneh Vargha-Khadem, who is renowned for her study of memory and developmental brain injury.

Our bi-annual Birch Memorial Lecture at the New Orleans meeting will be given by Dr. Richard Andersen, who is using neuralprosthetics to overcome brain and spinal cord injury. See the sidebar for Dr. Andersen's TED talk!

Additionally, we are thrilled to announce that the first annual Edith Kaplan Memorial Lecture will be given by Dr. Nina Dronkers, who is a leader in multi-method assessment of language and aphasia. The 2017 Birch and Kaplan Lecture Series are supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Pearson, in proud support of the INS educational mission. (The INS maintains control over all educational content and materials.)

Invited Symposia

Click here to see detailed descriptions of this year's Invited Symposia. 

Invited symposia adhere to our theme and include the following topics: 1) Neurorehabilitation through electrical brain stimulation chaired by Dr. Marom Bikson, 2) Cognitive rehabilitation chaired by Dr. Anthony Y. Stringer, 3) Pediatric traumatic brain injury chaired by Dr. Keith Yeates, 4) The evolution of neurosurgery and neuropsychology in epilepsy chaired by Dr. Bruce Hermann, 5) Cohort studies of those at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease by Dr. Sterling Johnson, and 6) A review of neuropsychology history and an overview of translational approaches by Dr. Adam Brickman. 

Social Events

Welcome Reception – Wednesday February 1st

Join us for the Welcome Reception on Wednesday February 1, featuring Louisiana-themed entertainment and food.

Additional Excitement on Saturday February 4th

  • Don't miss the 1st Annual Edith Kaplan Memorial Lecture and Taste of New Orleans Luncheon on Saturday February 4—featuring Keynote speaker Nina Dronkers, a leader in multi-method assessment of language and aphasia
  • Also on Saturday morning, this year's INS Business Meeting will be themed "Beignets and Business",
    and is sure to be a must-attend for all INS members

Abstract Submission

Abstract submission for New Orleans is now CLOSED. Submitting authors will be notified of the Committee's final acceptance decisions by mid-October (Contact authors: please ensure your email is current in the online submission system to ensure you receive this notice). Please click here for further information about meeting abstracts.