Upcoming Meetings for the NIH BRAIN Initiative Multi-Council Working Group and Neuroethics Working Group; Upcoming Workshop for the ACD BRAIN Initiative Working Group

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Videocasts will be available for the open sessions of three upcoming BRAIN Initiative events on August 13, August 14, and August 24, 2018.

The NIH BRAIN Initiative Multi-Council Working Group (MCWG), consisting of non-Federal representatives from various NIH Institutes and Centers participating in BRAIN, at-large members, and ex officio representatives from DARPA, FDA, IARPA and NSF, provides ongoing oversight of the long-term scientific vision of the NIH BRAIN Initiative, in the context of the evolving neuroscience landscape. The eleventh meeting of the MCWG will occur on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018, at the NIH Porter Neuroscience Research Center (35 Convent Dr., Bethesda, MD 20892). The videocast may be accessed here.

The Neuroethics Working Group of the MCWG recommends overall approaches for how the NIH BRAIN Initiative might handle issues and problems involving ethics. The sixth meeting of the Neuroethics Working Group will occur on Monday, August 13th, 2018, at the NIH Porter Neuroscience Research Center (35 Convent Dr., Bethesda, MD 20892). The videocast may be accessed here.

The ACD (Advisory Committee to the NIH Director) BRAIN Initiative Working Group 2.0, co-chaired by Dr. Catherine Dulac (Harvard University) and Dr. John Maunsell (University of Chicago) is holding a series of public, cross-country workshops to solicit input and expert consultations from leaders in the field, as well as to hear from stakeholders in the scientific community and the general public. The first workshop, scheduled to take place in Boston, Massachusetts, on Friday, August 24th, 2018, will broadly address human neuroscience through four sessions that will be videocast and open to the public. The workshop will include presentations and panel discussions by scientific speakers, broader discussion with the working group, and opportunities for public comment. The videocast may be accessed here.