Marriott Marquis Times SquarePresiding President: Keith Yeates
New York City, New York, USAProgram Committee Chair: Michael Kirkwood
CE Committee Chair: Melissa Lamar

Early Registration Ends: November 26th, 2018Register early to WIN the raffle … get details here!
Online Registration Ends: February 13th, 2019

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

Message from the 2019 INS Program Committee Chair

Neuropsychology is a melting pot, at the crossroads of neuroscience and behavioral health. To fully understand brain health and illness, we need to consider both neurobiological and psychological processes. We also need to consider developmental factors and the various environmental contexts within which individuals function. Drawing on these ideas, the theme for the 2019 Annual Meeting in New York City is: Embracing the Biopsychosocial Melting Pot. We welcome abstract submissions that represent the interdisciplinary nature of neuropsychology, as well as those that further our understanding of the brain-context relationships that help determine cognitive, emotional, social, and moral development and functioning. As always, we encourage submissions that offer unique insights into cognitive and affective neuroscience of healthy and disease states, innovations in behavioral measurement, and state-of-the-art treatment and rehabilitation approaches.
We couldn’t be more excited to be meeting in NYC, its own melting pot of people and cultures. We hope you’ll join us for a stellar scientific program and the virtually endless arts, cultural, and social opportunities that the Big Apple has to offer.

— Michael Kirkwood, Program Committee Chair

Social Events

Join us for the Welcome Reception in the Broadway Lounge, overlooking Times Square, on Wednesday, February 20th.

Scientific Program Highlights

Keynote Speakers
Keith Yeates, PhD, INS President
He is the Ronald and Irene Ward Chair in Pediatric Brain Injury, Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology, and Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Calgary, in Alberta, Canada. He leads the University’s Integrated Concussion Research Program. According to SCOPUS, he is the most highly published investigator of pediatric TBI in the world over the last 10 years.
Paul Bloom, PhD, Professor of Cognitive Science at Yale University, world renowned for his provocative research and popular writing on moral and social development across the lifespan. He will deliver the Birch Memorial Lecture.

TED Talks: https://www.ted.com/speakers/paul_bloom
Tim Hohman, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology in the Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center and leading cognitive neuroscientist examining novel markers of Alzheimer’s disease risk and resilience.
Judy Illes, PhD, Director of Neuroethics Canada at University of British Columbia and internationally recognized authority in neuroscience and biomedical ethics.
Adrian Owen, PhD, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging and pioneer in the use of neuroimaging to examine brain function in minimally conscious states. He will deliver the 3rd annual Edith Kaplan Memorial Lecture.

TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvUvY_JrUgA
Rebecca Saxe, PhD, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at MIT and groundbreaking neuroscientist studying the neural basis of social cognition.

TED Talks: https://www.ted.com/speakers/rebecca_saxe
Sandrine Thuret, PhD, Head of the Adult Neurogenesis and Mental Health Lab, King’s College London and global leader in environmental and molecular regulatory mechanisms of adult neurogenesis.

TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/speakers/sandrine_thuret

Invited Symposia

  • Global Neuroscience: Impact of Culture Resources and Education, chaired by Deborah Koltai Attix, PhD
  • Neuroethics and Neurotechnology, chaired by Judy Illes, PhD
  • Cross-cultural perspectives on learning disabilities, chaired by Robin Peterson, PhD
  • Scientific Debate: Going to Pot? Clearing away the Smoke on Brain, Behavior, and Cannabis featuring Igor Grant, MD, and Krista Lisdahl, PhD, moderated by Raul Gonzales, PhD
  • Panel Discussion: Concussion Science and the Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly featuring William Barr, PhD, Karen Postal, PhD, Jason Chung, JD, and journalist Daniel Engber, moderated by Keith Yeates, PhD

HNS – Cultural Neuropsychology in Action

Immediately after our meeting ends, HNS will be hosting their meeting using our same meeting space at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. Visit their meeting page for more information about this exciting opportunity to learn about Cultural Neuropsychology in Action.

HNS is extending a discounted price to all INS members. Select “INS Member” on their registration page to get a discounted rate of $150! (Non-member registration is normally $175)

February 23, 2019
Marriott Marquis Times Square
New York City, New York

Lodging – Hotel Accommodations

There is no city quite like New York City, and no hotel quite like New York Marriott Marquis. Set in the heart of Times Square on West 46th Street and Broadway, our iconic hotel lets you experience all the magic of New York from the moment you arrive. Feel the energy all around you, both within the hotel and as soon as you step outside. Inside our towering hotel, you’ll find some of New York City’s largest hotel rooms and suites, multiple restaurants – including the only revolving restaurant in the city and our new outdoor lounge -100,000 square feet of meeting and event space and a knowledgeable staff to help you navigate this expansive and ever-changing city. Whether visiting for a family vacation, romantic getaway or attending a conference, the New York Marriott Marquis is truly the perfect hotel for your stay in New York City.


Starting at $259 per night. To receive the discounted INS room rate at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, book your room by the cutoff date, January 15, 2018 at midnight (EST). To book your room online, in the INS room block at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, visit https://book.passkey.com/e/49668415 or, contact the hotel’s reservations department by calling toll free: 1-877-303-0104 or direct: 1-212-398-1900 and tell them you are an attendee of the International Neuropsychological Society (or INS) Annual Meeting. View hotel ADA/Accessibility information here.

SPECIAL STUDENT REDUCED ROOM RATE: Book early, as there are a limited number of rooms. Must register for meeting in order to qualify. You will receive the link and access code in your registration confirmation email.

If you encounter any problems with the online booking system, please call 1-877-303-0104 for assistance booking your room.

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.
Your Chance to WIN!—2018 New Year’s Eve Spectacular

New Year's Eve at The New York Marriott Marquis from New York Marriott Marquis on Vimeo.

The Ultimate Times Square Party at The Broadway Lounge
Usher in 2019 with panoramic views from eight stories above Times Square. Host an amazing celebration complete with music, live entertainment, delicious cuisine, a fully staffed premium open bar, party favors, and more!


  • 2 nights hotel December 30 & 31, 2018 Marriott Marquis Times Square
  • 2 tickets to Broadway blockbuster Hamilton on December 30, 2018 and Dinner for 2 at the View, Manhattan’s only revolving rooftop restaurant
  • 2 tickets to the Marriott’s New Year’s Eve Gala on Times Square on December 31, 2018 that includes a five-course dinner, open bar, live entertainment and VIP street-level ball drop countdown.

INS will host its February meeting in the Big Apple at the Marriott Marquis on Times Square February 20-23, 2019.

For those of you who register early and book your accommodations with the Marriott Marquis Times Square by November 26, 2018, our official hotel headquarters, the Marriott Marquis, is offering: CHANCE TO WIN RAFFLE*.

The raffle will be November 27 and the winner will be announced as soon as they have accepted their prize! We can’t wait for an attendee to win this gala experience and tell us all about it at the meeting!
INS would like to have pictures taken and use a write-up of your experience on the meeting website.

*All prizes are non-transferable. Winner must personally accept and use all prizes, and agrees to be a featured in our INS Member Spotlight.
**Current INS board, committee and staff members are not eligible for these special packages.

New York City, NYC 2019 – Meeting Registration and CE Pricing
New York City, NYC 2019EarlyGeneralOn-site3-Hr1.5-Hr
Breakfast Workshop
INS Member$195$235$285$75$60$20
INS Emeritus$85$95$145$45$45$20
INS Associate$80$90$140$40$40$20
INS 2019 Affiliate Professional$235$285$335$90$70$25
INS 2019 Affiliate Student$100$110$160$45$45$25
Non-Member Professional$275$325$375$90$70$25
Non-Member Student$125$135$185$45$45$25
VISA / Invitation Letter

If you require a formal invitation letter in order to attend the upcoming meeting in New York City, 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@the-ins.org.

— 2019 Affiliate Members Include: ASSBI, CCN, FESN, HNS, SLAN

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 47th 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.

Sponsorship applications and materials are due by Monday October 15th, 2018 along with full payment. Questions? Please contact the INS Executive Office at ins@the-ins.org or by phone at 801-487-0475.

General Meeting Information Volunteers

This year we are offering half-day volunteer shifts, ranging from 4 to 6 hours. Completing a shift of at least 4 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.

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.

Poster Size

MAXIMUM POSTER SIZE: This meeting will utilize standing poster boards, with two posters being displayed on each board. This means your poster should be prepared in VERTICAL or PORTRAIT orientation. Your finished, printed poster should measure no more than 36 inches tall by 48 inches wide.

Babysitting Service

For all of your babysitting needs, the Marriott Marquis Times Square Concierge recommends:

In mid December, we will be launching a Google Group where you will be able to collaborate with other attendees to coordinate meetups and playdates for your children.

Nursing Room

A nursing room with a refrigerator and a phone will be available to attendees.

Airports & Transportation


 — The hotel does not provide shuttle service

  • LaGuardia Airport (LGA)
    • Travel time from hotel: Approximately a 40-minute drive without traffic
    • Distance from hotel: 9 miles
    • Estimated taxi fare: Approximately $55 USD (one-way). Surcharges and tolls do apply.
    • Public Transport: More Info Here
    • AirTrain: More Info Here


Headquarter Hotel & Meeting Venue: New York Marriott Marquis (1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036).
Nearest Subway/Metro Stop: 49th Street Station, 50th Street Station and Times Square Station.
Parking at the Meeting Hotel: Valet parking, fee: $90 USD daily or Valet parking only in off-site garages-24 hour rate with in/out privileges USD $65 car, USD $75 SUV, USD $90 over-sized.

Abstract Submissions

Abstract submission for the 2019 Annual Meeting CLOSED on August 1, 2018. 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 2018.