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INS Prague 2018, July 18-20
„Bridging Science and Humanity“

We are pleased and honored to announce that, in association with the Czech Neuropsychological Society, the INS mid-year meeting will be held in Prague, the beautiful capital of the Czech Republic and the reputed “Heart of Europe.”

The conference theme, “Bridging Science and Humanity,” was inspired by Prague’s location at a crossroads of diverse cultures, languages, and political and economic systems. Our hope is that the theme of the conference together with the conference location will inspire those attending to tackle important and emerging challenges faced by the international neuropsychological community today.

Among these challenges is the fact that the science of clinical neuropsychology, unlike more basic sciences, cannot be separated from language and culture. In fact, language and culture represent key mediators of how neuropsychology is taught and practiced, and many assumptions about neuropsychology that hold true in one part of the world may well not be applicable elsewhere. Consequently, although advances in our understanding of brain-behavior relationships, pathophysiology of neurological conditions, and behavioral manifestations of brain insults are all necessary for the advancement of neuropsychology as a clinical and scientific discipline, they are not sufficient: Interpreting such advances within concrete human contexts is key.

In line with the theme of bridging science and humanity, the 2018 INS mid-year meeting in Prague will focus on the following topics:

  1. The practice of neuropsychology in an increasingly globalized and diverse world
  2. The neuroscience of key human processes, such as morality, ethics, or political and economic decision making
  3. The application of science to humane and holistic patient care

Please join us in Prague for an inspiring scientific program. When you do, we hope you will also take time to experience the city, with its rich history, exquisite architecture, meandering streets and alleys, ever-present arts and music, and unique local gastronomy.

We look forward to seeing you at INS-CENES Prague 2018!

Lenka Kramska
President
Czech Neuropsychological Society
Keith Yeates
President
The International Neuropsychological Society
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MIROSLAV LUDVÍK
Minister of Health, Czech Republic

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Ing. KARLA ŠLECHTOVÁ
Minister of Regional Development, Czech Republic

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Prof. PhDr. STANISLAV ŠTECH, CSc.
Minister of Education Youth and Sports, Czech Republic

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prof. MUDr. TOMÁŠ ZIMA, DrSc., MBA
Rector, Charles University

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Dr. IVAN OLIVA
Director of a hospital

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PhDr. PAVEL HUMPOLÍČEK, Ph.D.
Director of the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University

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prof. MUDr. JOSEF BEDNAŔÍK, CSc. FCMA
Chair of the Czech Neurological Society

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Prague Congress Centre (KCP)
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Phone: +420 261 171 111
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