By: IEEE TechEthics and IEEE Brain Initiative

Neuroethics Panel at the 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS), featuring: James Giordano, Francis X. Shen, Laura Specker Sullivan, William (Jamie) Tyler, and Mark A. Vasquez. This panel is being live streamed. Current and emerging neurotechnologies are being considered and used for a range of applications in medicine, public life, and national security operations. Broad international efforts in neurotechnology create new opportunities, issues, and challenges to establishing precepts and guidelines to assure sound research and use-in-practice. The session will focus attention upon the need for neuroethico-legal guidelines/best practices and will emphasize IEEE's leadership in this space. Sponsored by IEEE TechEthics in partnership with the IEEE Brain Initiative, Brave New Brain-Tech: IEEE Neuroethics Program Development of Guidelines for Use of Neurotechnologies in Practice explicates the IEEE enterprise both addressing these realities and working to establish principles and direction for stake- and share-holders in the field. The ongoing efforts of the IEEE Neuroethics Program of the IEEE Brain Initiative will be presented, including defining and categorizing current and emerging neurotechnologies, elucidating ethico-legal and social issues generated by context-specific applications of these technologies, and proposing guidelines for these issues' address and resolution. Attendees will be provided with information on how to engage with the effort.

Nov 26, 2019

Time: 10am (Central)

Location: Virtual

By: IEEE Brain

IEEE Brain Initiative is proud to announce the launch of the inaugural IEEE Brain Virtual Conference. The first event, to be held 26 November 2019, will explore the emerging field of bioelectronics. Bioelectronics is a rapidly growing field that develops electronic systems to intelligently interact with biological tissue for applications spanning healthcare, lifestyle, and education. In this virtual conference you will learn fundamental principles of bioelectronic systems and hear from world experts about how to build a successful career in this emerging research field. Please follow the link for further details and a link for free registration.

Dec 10, 2019

Time: 8:00am - 5:15pm (EST)

Location: Rockville, Maryland (6001 Executive Boulevard, Rooms C and D)

By: National Institutes of Health

The purpose of this BRAIN Initiative workshop is to bring together chemists, cell biologists, and neuroscientists to discuss what is needed to improve and apply chemogenetics to drive neuroscience forward. The goal will be to inform participants about areas of pressing need for neuroscience and limitations of current methods to manipulate neuronal activity or label neurons. The registration website and agenda will be posted at a later time. Video cast will be available.

Dec 13, 2019 -
Dec 15, 2019

Location: Arizona State University School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, Phoenix, Arizona

By: Arizona State University, IEEE Brain, NSF IUCRC BRAIN Center, University of Houston, University of Pittsburgh

Graduate trainees (Masters, PhDs, Post-Doctorate, Medical) are invited to apply to the Neurotechnology Entrepreneurship Workshop hosted in Phoenix, Arizona from December 13-15, 2019. This workshop will provide intensive and rigorous training in the areas of: ideation, market analysis, customer and stakeholder analysis, intellectual property, regulatory affairs, reimbursement, valuation, and fundraising. As part of this workshop, students will be given challenges prevalent in the neurotechnology industry and will present their startup solutions to industry leaders. Additionally, students will be given the opportunity to network with industry and academic leaders in the neurotechnology field. Application deadline: September 1, 2019.

Jan 30, 2020

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EST)

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

By: National Institutes of Health

The BRAIN Neuroethics Working Group will hold a meeting on Thursday, January 30, 2020 in Bethesda, MD. Video cast will be available.

Jan 31, 2020

Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EST)

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

By: National Institutes of Health

The BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group, which works to ensure a coordinated and focused effort on BRAIN across NIH, will hold a meeting on Friday, January 31, 2020 in Bethesda, MD. Video cast will be available for the event.

Feb 01, 2020 -
Feb 06, 2020

Time: Various times

Location: Moscone Center San Francisco, California, USA

By: SPIE (The International Society for Optics and Photonics)

SPIE Photonics West is the world's largest photonics technologies event. Over 22,000 people attend Photonics West each year to learn, connect, and find the latest research and products. Topics cover biomedical optics, biophotonics, lasers, industrial lasers, optoelectronics, microfabrication, MOEMS-MEMS, displays, and more. Six days, two exhibitions, 1,450 companies, 5,200 papers, networking events, industry sessions, courses, and a co-located AR, VR, MR conference make this the most important annual event in the optics and photonics market—and the industries they enable. 1. BIOS, the largest biophotonics, biomedical optics, and imaging conference 2. LASE, the industrial laser, laser source, and laser application conference 3. OPTO, the optoelectronics, photonic materials and devices conference 4. Photonics West Exhibition, the largest annual exhibition for the optics and photonics industry. 5. BiOS Expo, the world's largest biomedical optics and biophotonics exhibition 6. AR/VR/MR 2020, co-located with Photonics West, features must-see presentations and demonstrations from the biggest names in consumer electronics and up-and-coming companies. Exhibition Dates and Hours: + Tuesday 4 February – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm + Wednesday 5 February– 10:00 am to 5:00 pm + Thursday 6 February – 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Jun 01, 2020 -
Jun 03, 2020

Time: 8:30am - 6:30pm (EST)

Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, Arlington VA

By: National Institutes of Health

June 1 - 3rd: The BRAIN Initiative® Investigators Meeting convenes BRAIN Initiative awardees, staff, and leadership from the contributing federal agencies (NIH, NSF, DARPA, IARPA, and FDA), plus representatives and investigators from participating non-federal organizations, and members of the media, public, and Congress. The purpose of this open meeting is to provide a forum for discussing exciting scientific developments and potential new directions, and to identify areas for collaboration and research coordination.