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International Neuropsychological Society 2016 Mid-Year Meeting

From Neurons to Neurorehabilitation

Wednesday 6th July 2016 - Friday 8th July 2016 at Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London

It is a great pleasure to announce the mid-year meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society to be held in London, UK, 6th-8th July 2016. This is a joint meeting with the British Psychological Society Division of Neuropsychology and the British Neuropsychological Society.

The main theme of the meeting is ”From Neurons to Neurorehabilitation" with the aim of spanning cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology and integrating recent developments in neuropsychological rehabilitation. The conference will incorporate experimental approaches to neuropsychology and clinical neuropsychology, including assessment and rehabilitation. It is aimed not just at neuropsychologists but a range of other disciplines, for example, neurology, psychiatry, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists and speech therapists.

Our exciting program features symposia, oral and poster presentations from over 30 countries. Plenary sessions will feature distinguished keynote speakers, including Professors Giacomo Rizzolatti (Italy), Cathy Price (UK), Eleanor Maguire (UK), Angela Sirigu (France), Edward De Haan (Netherlands) and Barbara Wilson (UK).

We are also offering 4 CE Sessions taking place on Wednesday 6th July delivered by Professor Linda Clare, Associate Professor Huw Williams, Professor Barbara Wilson and Professor Roy Kessels.

Our conference will take place at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, in the heart of London, overlooking the river Thames and the Houses of Parliament, with the iconic Big Ben Clock Tower. The hotel is within walking distance of the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.

Please click here to book your place below. We look forward to welcoming you to London, UK!

Prof. Michael Kopelman and Prof. Robin Morris
Program Chairs

INS Mid-Year Meeting Programme

Please find the programme for the INS Mid-Year Meeting 2016 by clicking HERE
Any amendments will be updated here. (last updated Monday 4th July 2016)

Please find the Handbook for the INS Mid-Year Meeting 2016 by clicking HERE and the addendum by clicking HERE
(A printed version will be available in your delegate pack on arrival).

Presentation Guidelines

Please use the buttons below to download presentation guidelines.

Oral Guidelines Symposium Guidelines Poster Guidelines

Links for these documents are also included at the bottom of the page along with further relevant documentation.

If you require any further information please email: isk-oe.oun@cjnsc.k

CE Sessions

We are pleased to be able to offer 4 CE sessions on Wednesday 6th July 2016; Session 1 will take place 9.00am-11.00am and Session 2 will take place 11.15am-1.15pm. You can book to attend these sessions, at a cost of £40.00+VAT=£48.00, in addition to your Mid-Year Meeting attendance at the time of booking.

CE Session 1

Session 1 will take place 9.00am-11.00am and will feature the following 2 concurrent sessions.

Goal-oriented cognitive rehabilitation for people with early-stage dementia

Professor Linda Clare, Professor of Clinical Psychology of Ageing and Dementia, REACH: The Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health, School of Psychology, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter

Traumatic Brain Injury and Offending: Can neurorehabilitation reduce crime?

Associate Professor Huw Williams, Associate Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology and Co-Director of the Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research (CCNR) at Exeter University

CE Session 2

Session 2 will take place 11.15am-1.15pm and will feature the following 2 concurrent sessions.

Home or Outpatient based Holistic Rehabilitation: Helping Clients Understand Brain Injury

Professor Barbara A Wilson, The Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Learning from your mistakes? Errorless learning in amnesia and dementia

Professor Roy Kessels, PhD, Professor of Neuropsychology, Radboud University Nijmegen; and clinical neuropsychologist at the Department of Medical Psychology, Radboud University Medical Center and Vincent van Gogh Institute of Psychiatry, Venray, the Netherlands

Further details on the CE Sessions can be found by clicking HERE. You can book to attend these sessions, at a cost of £40.00+VAT=£48.00 at the time of booking.

Sponsorship and Exhibition

We are offering a number of partnership opportunities and we would like you invite companies to consider partnering with INS at this prestigious international Mid-Year Meeting. Sponsors and exhibitors will have exposure to an unprecedented number of multi-disciplinary delegates who work in the field of brain impairment from Asia, New Zealand, USA, UK, Europe and Australia. If this is of interest to your organisation then please contact us on +44 (0) 1332 227779 or email isk-oe.oun@cjnsc.k

Submissions and Registrations Map

This year's Mid-Year Meeting looks to be a truly international event again, we have received submissions from everywhere marked with a blue pin and registrations from the countries marked by a green pin.

Thank you again to everyone who has made a submission for INS 2016 Mid-Year Meeting. All submitters have been contacted in early April, please contact isk-oe.oun@cjnsc.k if you have not heard about your submission.

Hotel Accommodation

We have a number of bedrooms at the Conference hotel, the Park Plaza Riverbank which can be booked with your Conference registration. £179 plus VAT is fairly typical for this type of hotel in central London.

London has a huge amount of hotels with ranging prices from Youth Hostels to 5* hotels to accommodate your budget. The following list shows nearby hotels, please follow the individual hotel for their current rates and book independently. (Please note this is not an endorsement of the hotels quality simply a list of hotels by location).

We suggest you use or for live up to date availability and rates. The Conference hotels address is: 18 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TJ. For guidance, the nearest tube station to the conference hotel is Vauxhall, and anywhere on the Victoria tube line (or mainline stations going out to Wimbledon) is therefore in easy reach. But Waterloo – on the Northern, Bakerloo, and Jubilee lines – and Westminster – on the District and Circle - are not too far away.

London has an extensive Underground Tube system that will make many hotels further from the Conference hotel accessible, you may wish to buy an Oyster card.

Registration Fees

Registration fees can be found on the booking form. All delegate fees must be paid in GBP Sterling and must be paid at the time of booking. An invoice can be requested if online payment is not a viable option.

Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner River Cruise is being held on The Netherlander Boat on the River Thames. Delegates who have pre-booked the dinner will meet at Millbank Pier at 18:30 for an 18.45 departure. A cash bar will be available. The Dinner must be booked in advance, £62.50+vat - £75.00.


Lunch is not included in the Mid-Year Meeting Registration fee but can be arranged at Park Plaza Riverbank at the negotiated price at £25.20 (£21.00+VAT) per day and includes a sandwich or wrap, small pasta salad, crisps, bottle of water, piece of fruit and a chocolate bar/energy bar. This can be added at the time of booking. If you have already registered for the Mid-Year Meeting you do not need to re-register please email isk-oe.oun@cjnsc.k

We have compiled a list of some establishments available across London for lunch options. You can view the list HERE. As there are so many options available across London we have also created a map showing landmarks, transport as well as eating and drinking establishments within a mile of the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel. This will be added to until the Mid-Year Meeting;

Student Social & Networking Event

An opportunity to network and meet students from across the globe! Light snacks (canapés) will be provided by the INS.
Date: Wednesday 6th July
Time: 7.30pm meet in the Hotel Lobby to walk down together (straight after Welcome Ceremony)
7.45pm onwards for those who want to meet at the venue
Where: Riverside London, 5 St George's Wharf, Vauxhall SW8 2LE (

Student and Postdoctoral Awards for Conference Presenters

We are in the process of allocating awards to those presenting at the INS London 2016 Mid-Year Meeting. The following prestigious awards are to be presented to those at the graduate student or post-doctoral level.

The Nelson Butters Award
This award was established to honor the contributions of Dr. Nelson Butters and to recognize the impact he has had in the area of training. The prize is awarded at the Society's Annual and Mid-Year Meetings for the best research presented by a postdoctoral fellow. The recipient is selected at the discretion of each Meeting Program Chair. No formal application is necessary (all submissions by postdoctoral fellows are considered). Award recipients receive an honorarium of $500 USD.

The Phillip M. Rennick Award
This award is given in honor of the contributions of Dr. Phillip Rennick and to recognize the impact he has had in the area of neuropsychology. The prize is awarded at the Society's Annual and Mid-Year Meetings for the best research presented by a graduate student. The recipient is selected at the discretion of each Meeting Program Chair. No formal application is necessary (all graduate student submissions are considered). Award recipients receive an honorarium of $500 USD.

The Marit Korkman Award
The INS announced the addition of the Marit Korkman Award in 2014, honoring Dr. Marit Korkman’s impact in the field of pediatric neuropsychology. The award is given for the most outstanding student contribution at the Mid-Year Meeting on a topic in pediatric neuropsychology. The winner is selected at the discretion of the Mid-Year Program Chair.

SLC Student Research Awards
In conjunction with the INS Program and Awards Committees, the INS Student Liaison Committee (SLC) recognizes an additional five students at each meeting of the Society for their meritorious abstract submissions.

Useful Information

Please click here to view useful information to guide you through the Mid-Year Meeting and your time in London.

Booking Deadline

There is currently no advance booking deadline, we will update this page if this changes.

Contact us

If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on +441332 227779, email: isk-oe.oun@cjnsc.k or Skype: INS.KCJones


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Speakers and Facilitators


Professor Edward De Haan (Netherlands)

Keynote Speaker
Edward trained as a research neuropsychologist and as a clinical neuropsychologist in Groningen (Netherlands) and Oxford (uk) and is now Chair in Neuropsychology at the University of Amsterdam.

He has published extensively concerning his research interests, which include visual, auditory and touched based perception, as also memory, emotion and consciousness, his recent work highly influential in shaping current views concerning consciousness.

Professor Kathleen Haaland (USA)

Keynote Speaker
Kathleen is Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology at the University of New Mexico, and VA Research Career Scientist and Clinical Neuropsychologist.

Currently President of the International Neuropsychological Society, she has been editor of the societies associated journal for ten years, being awarded recently the Distinguished Lifetime Award for contribution to neuropsychology from the USA National Academy of Neuropsychology.
She has published extensively in neurology and neuropsychology, including for example researching the brain basis for complex movement, hemispheric brain specialism and neuropsychological impairment associated with psychiatric illnesses as well as investigating different neurological conditions, including stroke, Parkinson’s disease and Huntingdon’s disease.

Professor Cathy Price (UK)

Keynote Speaker
“From Neuropsychology to Neuroimaging and back”

Professor Eleanor Maguire (UK)

Keynote Speaker
Eleanor trained in research at University College Dublin and is currently Professor of Cognitive neuroscience at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at University College, London, UK, where she is deputy head and heads the Memory and Space research laboratory.

She has conducted extensive research investigating human memory, including how memories are formed, presented and recollected, studying patients and using functional magnetic resonance imaging techniques. She has received numerous awards for her contributions to cognitive neuroscience.

Professor Giacomo Rizzolatti (Italy)

Keynote Speaker
Giacomo is a distinguished neurologist and neurophysiologist and the senior scientist in the research team in the University of Parma that discovered mirror neurons, writing many papers on this topic.

He has been president of the both the European Brain and Behavior Society and the Italian Society for Neuroscience. He has received many awards for his contribution to neuroscience, including the George Miller cognitive neuroscience award.

Prof. Giacomo Rizzolatti will be delivering the Herbert Birch Memorial Lecture.

Professor Angela Sirigu (France)

Keynote Speaker
Angela trained as a psychologist at the University "La Sapienza" in Rome and has worked at NIH in Bethesda, USA, specialising in cognitive neuroscience.

She is currently director of Research in the neuropsychology group, in the Insitute of Cognitive Neuroscience, CNRS in Lyon and leader of a research team investigating brain processes involved in motor control and decision making, with extensive publications regarding brain damaged patients and also studies using electrical stimulation, neuroimaging and neurophysiological recording techniques.

Professor Barbara A Wilson (UK)

Keynote Speaker
Barbara is a renowned clinical neuropsychologist who trained in clinical psychology and research at the Institute of Psychiatrist in London and has worked at the Rivermead Neurorehabilitation Centre in Oxford and the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, founding the Oliver Zangwill Centre for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Ely, UK.

She has pioneered neuropsychological rehabilitation and published extensively in this area, being award the OBE for services to medical rehabilitation and the lifetime achievement awards both from the British Psychological Society and International Neuropsychological Society.

Professor Michael Kopelman (UK)

Michael is Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychiatry at King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, and honorary Consultant Neuropsychiatrist at the Guy’s and St Thomas’s and the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.

His research has focussed on the neuropsychology of memory disorders including the neurological amnesic syndrome, retrograde amnesia, confabulation, dementias, and psychogenic amnesia. He was awarded a Career Achievement Award by the INS in 2013.

Michael is the Program Chair of the 2016 Mid-Year Meeting.

Professor Robin Morris (UK)

Robin is Professor of Neuropsychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience as well Head of the Clinical Neuropsychology Department at King’s College Hospital in London.

His research includes the neuropsychology or awareness, executive functioning and memory and has investigating a both neurological and psychiatric disorders. He was recently awarded the British Neuropsychological Society senior award for outstanding contribution to neuropsychology internationally.

Robin is the Program Chair of the 2016 Mid-Year Meeting.

Professor Linda Clare

Linda Clare is Professor of Clinical Psychology of Ageing and Dementia at the University of Exeter, where she directs the Centre for Research in Ageing and Cognitive Health (REACH). REACH aims to improve the lives of older people and people with dementia through research that focuses on promoting well-being, preventing or reducing age-related disability, and improving rehabilitation and care. Linda is particularly known for pioneering the application of cognitive rehabilitation approaches for people with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Current studies include the IDEAL cohort study investigating factors that influence the ability to live well with dementia and the GREAT trial which examines the efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation for people with early-stage dementia. Other current and recent initiatives investigate the potential for reducing risk of developing dementia through changes in lifestyle and behaviour. Linda is a clinical psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist and received the May Davidson award in 2004 from the British Psychological Society for her contribution to the development of clinical psychology in the UK. She has published over 150 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and is an Editor for the Cochrane Collaboration’s dementia group and for the journal Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. She is a Fellow of the BPS, the Gerontological Society of America, and the Academy of Social Sciences, and chairs the BPS Advisory Group on Dementia.


Professor Roy Kessels

Roy is a registered clinical neuropsychologist and professor of neuropsychology at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He obtained his master’s degree at this university and completed a clinical internship at the neurology clinic of Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany. He then moved to Utrecht to get his PhD in 2001 with Prof. Edward de Haan on the neuropsychology of spatial memory. He completed his specialist clinical training at the neurology clinic of University Medical Center Utrecht and worked as assistant professor at Utrecht University. In 2006 he moved back to Nijmegen where he was appointed full professor of neuropsychology in 2008. Among his research topics are memory (dys)function in relation to the medial temporal lobe as well as memory assessment and rehabilitation, both from a fundamental perspective (fMRI research) as from a clinical perspective (patient studies on MCI, dementia, stroke and Korsakoff’s amnesia). Clinically he is working at the memory clinic of Radboud University Medical Center and the Centre of Excellence for Korsakoff and alcohol-related cognitive disorders of Vincent van Gogh Institute for Psychiatry in Venray, the Netherlands. Kessels has (co-)authored more than 170 international peer-reviewed journal papers, several book chapters, the revised edition of the Location Learning Test, the Emotion Recogniton Test, and is (co-)editor of various handbooks on neuropsychology in the Netherlands.

Associate Professor Huw Williams

Huw is an Associate Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology and Co-Director of the Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research (CCNR) at Exeter University. He gained his PhD and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wales, Bangor. He was on the founding staff team of the Oliver Zangwill Centre (OZC) for Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Ely and Visiting Scientist at the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge. In 2006 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Rehabilitation Studies Unit, University of Sydney, Australia and in 2015 had a fellowship at Melbourne University. He has honorary positions with the OZC and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital’s Emergency Department. He has published papers and books and held grants in a range of areas of Clinical Neuropsychology – particularly in neuro-rehabilitation. Current projects include: tracking effects of Mild TBI and Acute Stress Disorder in Emergency Care; Computerised Neurocognitive testing of MTBI patients to predict outcomes; assessment of concussion in rugby; modelling of TBI in to improve road and sports safety, and affect processing in young and offenders. In March 2015 he was guest editor of the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation on Brain injury and Crime in young and youth offenders. He is the past Chair of the BPS Division of Neuropsychology and is currently vice Chair of the DON Policy Group and Chair of the BPS working group on Neurodisability and Offending Behaviour.


Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London, UK

18 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TJ •  Directions

The Park Plaza Riverbank London hotel is conveniently located on the south side of the River Thames and is within walking distance of some of London's most popular attractions, including the London Eye, London Aquarium and Big Ben. This Riverbank hotel's location in the South Bank of London provides you the ideal base. We have discounted conference rates for accommodation at the hotel when you book through the online booking form below.