Message from Michael Kirkwood, 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.

Program Highlights

Among our Keynote Speakers for the 2019 Annual Meeting will be

Keith Yeates, PhD, INS President,
and …

  • 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

    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

    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 Highlights

  • Global neuroscience: impact of culture, resources, and education, chaired by Deborah Koltai Attix, PhD,
  • Neuroethics and neurotechnology, chaired by Judy Illes, PhD, and
  • Cross-cultural perspectives on learning disabilities, chaired by Robin Peterson, PhD.
  • The program will also include a scientific debate on the neurocognitive effects of cannabis featuring Igor Grant, MD, and Krista Lisdahl, PhD, moderated by Raul Gonzalez, PhD, as well as a panel discussion on how science and the media intersect and interact, using concussion as an illustrative example.

Lodging – Hotel Accommodations

INS Registration and Hotel booking will open in early October 2018. As always, we’ll have the special room rate for attendees, and this year for the first time we’ll also have a special room rate for students.
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.
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.

Special Note to Students—for the first time, INS has secured a block of rooms at a reduced room rate for students that will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Once you’ve registered for the meeting, your special accommodation link will be sent to you.
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 by November 26, 2018, the Marriott Marquis is offering a CHANCE TO WIN RAFFLE.

Registration and Marriott hotel accommodations will open October 1. 2018. The raffle will be November 27 and the winner will be announced November 28, 2018.

A separate 2019 New Year’s Eve package will be raffled off during the conference.
(Current INS board, committee and staff members are not eligible for these special packages).

New York City, NYC 2019 – Meeting Registration and CE Pricing

Registration Opens October 1st, 2018!

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

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 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

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).

Abstract submission is now CLOSED — Abstracts were due on August 10th, 2018

  • Read about the call for abstracts process here:HERE
  • Submission dates:
    • Submission opens Monday May 7, 2018
    • Submission will close on Friday August 10, 2018 at exactly 11:59pm U.S. Eastern Time (-0400 UTC)
    • No late submissions accepted — No late-breaking submission category
    • Submissions still in DRAFT after the deadline will not be considered
    • Submitting authors will be notified of acceptance decisions by September 30, 2019
  • Available Submission Types: Authors may submit an individual abstract for Poster or Paper consideration, or a complete Symposium Proposal (consisting of a pre-organized symposium, organized by a single chair around a central theme, with 4-5 supporting symposium abstracts)
  • INS Membership is not required for abstract submission! INS members who have paid their current annual dues will receive discounts on meeting registration and CE fees