Call for Abstracts

Researchers, practitioners, clinicians and other professionals from Australia and internationally are invited to submit abstracts for presentation at the 2017 Neuroscience & Society Meeting in Sydney, Australia. The meeting will feature a wide range of exciting scientific lectures and ethical, philosophical and legal discussions, with numerous networking opportunities with experts, researchers, and emerging leaders in the field of neuroethics and neurolaw.

Abstracts are invited from those working in the fields of ethics, law, neuroscience, mathematics and engineering, psychology and psychiatry, philosophy, allied health care, and public policy. Abstracts of an empirical, legal, and philosophical nature related to the field of neuroethics are welcomed. Investigators at all career stages are encouraged to submit one or more abstracts.

Abstracts will be peer reviewed and acceptance will be based on content, available space, and overall program balance. A small number of selected abstracts will be invited for an oral presentation. Other selected abstracts will be invited for a poster presentation.

Presentations are welcomed on any neuroethics topic, although particular consideration will be given to those addressing the key conference themes of:

  • Ageing and dementia
  • The developing brain
  • Disability and mental health
  • Disorders of self control
  • Moral cognition and moral technologies
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Neurolaw

Selected papers will be invited to be submitted to a special issue of the journal Neuroethics. All papers will undergo peer review — an invitation will not guarantee publication.

Enquiries may be emailed to Adrian Carter or Jeanette Kennett.

Submitting an Abstract

Abstracts are due by 7 July and are to be submitted via email to Adrian Carter. adrian.carter@monash.edu. All submissions must include:

  • A clear and concise abstract of no more than 300 words
  • A title (formatted in Title Case, not UPPERCASE)
  • A list of all authors using their preferred abbreviations, as well as each author’s full name (“J. Doe[1,2], M. Bach[1,3]” along with “Jonathan Doe” and “Michelle Bach,” for example)
  • Institution affiliations for each author
  • References (up to five) using the Neuroethics journal format
  • Disclosure of any conflicts of interest

Work presented in abstracts must be in compliance with local policies, ethical review related to the use of humans and animals in research, and the disclosure and conflict of interest statement listed below.

Abstracts will be reviewed by conference organising committee and selected abstracts for oral and poster presentations will be notified by July 14.

Neuroscience and Society is supported by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function Neuroethics Program, the Centre for Agency Values and Ethics at Macquarie University, and the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney.