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Your Summer 2017 INS newsletter is here!

INS Newsletter: Where the world meets

International Neuropsychological Society
Member Newsletter
Summer 2017

We are eager to bring you all the latest updates on information, events, and resources from the International Neuropsychology Society. We hope that you enjoy this issue of the newsletter, and we welcome your input using our online membership feedback survey.
Rosemary Fama, Editor, and the INS Newsletter Section Editors 

Derin Cobia
Science Editor
Margaret O’Connor
Clinical Case Editor
Omar Alhassoon
International Editor
Cady Block
Social Media Editor
Special Features
Science in Action

Raul Gonzalez, PhD

Dr. Raul Gonzalez is Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry, and Immunology at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. He is director of the Substance Use and HIV Neuropsychology (SUHN) laboratory. His empirical research is focused on the interplay of neurocognitive functioning, drugs of abuse, and risky behaviors in individuals with or at risk for HIV.
Dr. Gonzalez’s current grant-funded research involved examination of the relationship between neurocognitive disinhibition with the presence and level of severity of cannabis use.
Science Editor Derin Cobia recently interviewed Dr. Gonzalez about his research into the impact of cannabis on the developing brain. To read more, and hear the interview, click here. To go directly to the audio interview, click hereYou can read more about Dr. Gonzalez here.
Clinical Case Series

Seth Margolis, PhD

Andrea Sartori, PhD

Case studies provide distinctive information regarding the biological and psychological substrates of neuropsychological syndromes, information that may be obscured in the context of group investigations. A detailed and thoughtful discussion of the factors that influence diagnostic formulations and treatment plans can be instructive.

The case by Dr. Seth Margolis and Dr. Andrea Sartori highlights the complex nature of clinical enterprise. A young woman presents with a rare disorder, Moyamoya disease. Neurological aspects of the case are complicated by psychiatric issues, limitations in education and opioid abuse. Many patients present with a convergence of medical and psychosocial issues that seem impossible to disentangle.

Drs. Margolis and Sartori demonstrate a thoughtful and intelligent approach to assessment and feedback. Their formulation and treatment plan integrate current and premorbid medical and psychosocial factors. They underscore the need for treating each patient as a single case.

To read more about the Case Study Series, click here.
Video Interview Series

Robert Heaton, PhD

Over the past 50 years the INS leadership has included prominent neuroscientists from around the world who have made major contributions to our current understanding of how the brain works and who have shaped clinical practice in neurology, neuropsychology and speech pathology.  
To acknowledge and preserve their contributions, the INS  Education Task Force has developed the Video Archive Project  where past INS Presidents. Interviewees are asked to provide a historical perspective on their career development including specific areas of research. 
Michael Gazzaniga, PhD
For this edition of the Video Interview Series, Past President Robert Heaton is being featured. To listen to Dr. Heaton’s interview, click here.
For Dr. Gazzaniga’s plenary address at the 43rd INS North American Meeting in Denver in 2015, Tales From Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience, click here.
INS members can obtain free access to these videos and more by providing the Discount Code located on the INS Member Benefits page. To visit the INS Member Benefits page, click here
INS Social Media

Cady Block, PhD

Scientific advancement and connections are now made faster then ever. But you don’t have to get left out of the loop! As your INS Social Media Editor, I am thrilled to announce that INS has joined the Twitter-verse.
Follow us at @INSneuro for all the latest breaking news and events. In the coming months, we will  be rolling out exciting features such as Thunderclap campaigns, Twitter Chats, and curated tweets.
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Student Liaison Committee

Mark McCurdy, MS

Neuropsychology in India: A Student Perspective:

Neuropsychology in India has been evolving for about 42 years with its history dating back to 1975 when it officially started as a specialization at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences. Currently, clinical neuropsychology is practiced in cities like Mumbai, Bengaluru, Gandhinagar, Kolkata, Mysore, and Hyderabad. Neurologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, and gerontologists commonly refer patients for cognitive assessments and to rule out differential diagnoses.

To read more about neuropsychology in India, click here.
The SLC is currently seeking applications for student representatives from outside of North America. Applications are open to all Student/Associate Members of the INS receiving training in a country outside of North America. Students early in their training (e.g., 1st/2nd year graduate students) are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Applications are due by September 1, 2017. For more information, click here 
Meeting Updates
2018 North American Meeting

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. These ideas and location have all inspired the theme for the 2018 INS meeting, which is announced as:>

Connecting the Present to the Future
Highlight Speakers

Michael Kopelman
Vilayanur Ramachandran
Mieke Verfaellie

Keynote Speakers

Sarah Lisanby
Earl Miller
Miguel Nicolelis
Karalyn Patterson
INS encourages program submissions that offer unique insights into cognitive neuroscience, affective neuroscience, and innovative psychometric, neuropsychiatric treatment, and rehabilitation approaches. As always, scholarly symposia and constructive debates on the future of neuropsychology, and submissions that focus on cutting-edge student and early career paradigms will also be considered.

We hope that you will consider joining us for an “out of this world” program next year. See you in DC!

~ Shawn M. McClintock, Program Committee Chair
2018 Mid-Year Meeting

Save the date! 2018 will come faster than you realize, so be on the lookout for announcements regarding abstract admissions for the upcoming INS 2018 Mid-Year Meeting, to be hosted in the beautiful and historical city of Prague. Meeting abstracts will be due in October 2017.

Stay tuned for information on submissions and program.

2017 Mid-Year Meeting

Attendees enjoyed a fabulous INS Mid-Year Meeting from July 5 to 8 in Cape Town, South Africa. Many thanks to the hard work and efforts of our international hosts The Psychological Society of South Africa and the South African Clinical Neuropsychological Association.

To receive your certification of attendance, please click here.

New Director of CE at INS

Melissa Lamar, PhD

Dr. Melissa Lamar has been appointed by the INS Board of Governors as the incoming Director of Continuing Education for the INS. We extend a warm congratulations to her!

Dr. Lamar is currently an Associate Professor at the Rush University Medical Center Alzheimer’s Disease Center and the Department of Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Lamar has worked internationally and made significant contributions to neuropsychology through her teaching, clinical work, and research in the areas of cognitive aging. She has published extensively, received several NIH grants, trained numerous students, provided significant service to the field of neuropsychology, and is an active member of INS.
Dr. Lamar’s experience and her passion for neuropsychology will be an asset to INS. She will be taking over the role of CE Director from Dr. Raul Gonzalez at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Welcome to the team, Dr. Lamar!
2018 Election Slate & Call for Write-In Candidates

The INS has announced the 2018 Election Slate! Members are also invited to nominate additional write-in candidates for the 2018 election. Write-in candidates who receive at least 40 nominations and who give their consent will be added to the ballot. All write-in nominations must be received by August 31, 2017.

Click here to view the 2018 election slate and learn more about nominating write-in candidates.
New INS Tiered Dues Structure

In recognition of the multinational membership of INS, the Board of Governors approved a new tiered dues structure for 2018 based on the World Bank classification of Country Income Groups.

This structure will better take into account the income diversity among INS members, and encourage membership and involvement in emerging areas of the world. For more information, click here.
Call for Papers for JINS Special Issue

Investigators are invited to submit empirical papers for a special issue of JINS on the Neuropsychology of Neurodevelopmental Disorders.

The issue will present innovative empirical findings related to the neuropsychology of specific neurodevelopmental disorders, with emphasis on congenital conditions, as well as systematic reviews and meta-analyses focused on identification of biomarkers and their relevance to behavioral and medical intervention.

The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2017. You can read more about the submission announcement here.
International Epilepsy Training Course

The International League Against Epilepsy would like to announce the 2nd International Training Course on Neuropsychology in Epilepsy.

The course is designed for neuropsychologists and other epilepsy clinicians to advance their knowledge of neuropsychological approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of people with epilepsy.

This year’s ILAE course will be held in Provence, France in April 2018, led by Sarah Wilson (Melbourne) and Sallie Baxendale (London). 

You can find more information about the course here.
2018 ILAE Training Course Faculty:
Sarah Wilson (Melbourne, Australia)
Bruce Hermann (Wisconsin, USA)
Sallie Baxendale (London, England)
William Barr (New York, USA)
Gus Baker (Liverpool, England)
Mary-Lou Smith (Toronto, Ontario)
Christoph Helmstaedter (Bonn, Germany)
Séverine Samson (Paris, France)
Survey Opportunity: The Many Faces of Academic Success

Please consider this survey on appointment procedures at universities from the Technical University of Munich for the research project
The many faces of academic success.
Participants take part in a hypothetical appointment procedure for a tenured professorship and state their preferences for different candidates. Participation will take approximately 15-20 minutes. Participants can win an AppleWatch Series 2 or a pair of Bose QuietControl 30 wireless headphones. The collected data will be treated in strict confidence and used only for research purposes.
You can access the survey by click here. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Laura Graf.
New and Noteworthy Books
The INS team is always on the lookout for new and interesting books that may be of interest to our membership. We have listed a few new and noteworthy releases below. Please note: Inclusion in the INS newsletter does not constitute an official endorsement of any of the following publications.

The River of Consciousness
Oliver Sacks / Knopf Press

A posthumous collection of essays and musings, this text displays the author’s engagement with the some of the most compelling aspects of the human experience:, such as evolution, creativity, time, and consciousness. You can find more information about the book here.

The Gene: An Intimate History
Siddhartha Mukherjee / Simon and Schuster Press

What becomes of being human when we learn to “read” and “write” our own genetic information? This text presents the history of the gene -beginning with Aristotle and Pythagoras, then from Mendel and Darwin, to Crick and Watson and Franklin. You can find more information about the book here.

Behave: The Biology of Humans
Robert Sapolsky / Penguin Random House Press

What drive human behavior? A comprehensive review that seeks to provide an integrated understanding before building on it with topics related to tribalism, xenophobia, hierarchy, morality, free will, war, and peace. You can find more information about the book here.
Member Resources
Position Postings

Looking to start or change your career? The INS jobs page is updated continually to reflect all the latest position postings, including but not limited to…

Rosalind Franklin University; Chicago, IL
Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation; Dallas, TX
University of California at Irvine; Irvine, CA
BC Children’s Hospital; Vancouver, BC

To view these and other postings, click here.
To advertise a job on the INS website, click 

Continuing Education

Good news: you can earn CE credits just by reading JINS. That’s right, you can further your education just by reading the journal you already know and enjoy.

Even better news: just by reading JINS articles you can earn up to 40 continuing education credits.

The best news of all: if you’re an INS member, you can enjoy a discounted price for those continuing education credits. What a great combination: getting to read the articles you enjoy, and receiving your CE credits. For further details, check out INS online here.
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