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Upcoming Neuromodulation Event

4th International Brain Stimulation Conference

In personPaid Event

December 7 - 10, 2021 | Charleston, South Carolina


Overview

Meeting will take place in Charleston, South Carolina. It is a cross-disciplinary meeting which aims provide the opportunity for scientists, clinicians, and engineers of different disciplines to discuss current and possible advances in the field of neuromodulation.


Note about safety and Covid

The COVID pandemic continues and we are committed to having a safe in person meeting. Thus, we will constantly be monitoring the latest advice and rules, see here for local updates

Many events and venues in Charleston now require the following: masks, proof of vaccination, and a negative PCR test within 72 hours.

The conference will be publishing its own Covid policy shortly , please check back for updates.

Requirement for Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test or Recovery from COVID-19 for All Air Passengers Arriving in the United States | CDC >>

Workshops

Magstim: Integrated brain stimulation solutions utilizing TMS, EEG and TES
Monday, December 6th, 2021, 15:00 - 17:00 EST

Magstim: The latest development in clinical TMS
Tuesday, December 7th, 2021, 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM EST

VieLight: Photobiomodulation in Brain Stimulation: Overview of Evidence, Impact and Potential
Tuesday, December 7th, 2021, 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM EST

BrainBox: Breakfast Workshop: An Introduction to Focused Ultrasound Neuromodulation
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021, 7:30 AM EST

Zendo: Brain Stimulation for Meditation Enhancement
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021, 7:30 AM EST

Soterix Medical: Latest advancement in Neuromodulation and Neuromonitoring
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021, 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM EST

Soterix Medical: TMS Neuronavigation
Thursday, December 9th, 2021, 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM EST


Program

All times Eastern (ET)

December 6th, 2021

13:00 - 17:00 : Early Registration

15:00 - 17:00 : Industry Sponsored Workshop | Integrated brain stimulation solutions utilizing TMS, EEG and TES | Magstim

December 7th, 2021

07:30 - 08:30 : Registration
Industry Sponsored Workshop | The latest development in clinical TMS | Magstim
Industry Sponsored Workshop | Photobiomodulation in Brain Stimulation: Overview of Evidence, Impact and Potential | Vielight

08:30 - 09:00 : Opening Remarks - Harold Sackeim
Day 1 Theme: Overview of the Commonalities of the Methods: Focus on Basic Mechanisms

09:00 - 10:30 : Plenary Lectures:
[PL01] Modelling and New Technologies, Marom Bikson, PhD, The City College of New York, New York, USA
[PL02] Exciting new data from Animal Models or Basic Science, Randy Nudo, PhD, University of Kansas Medical Center, USA

10:30 - 11:00 : Refreshment break

11:00 - 12:30 : Plenary Lectures:
[PL03] Hot Topic Lecture 1, Sonogenetics for noninvasive and cell-type-specific neuromodulation, Hong Chen, PhD, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
[PL04] International Brain Stimulation Award Lecture, DBS past present and future, Prof. Alim Louis Benabid, MD, PhD, HcDmulti, Prof, Em. Grenoble University, France

12:30 - 13:45 :Lunch and Poster session 1

13:45 - 15:45 : Symposium session 1a - Which neuronal elements are primarily targeted by TMS in the human precentral gyrus? - Merging insights from neurophysics, neurophysiologogy and neuroimaging
Symposium session 1b - Applications of vagus nerve stimulation for brain health & Vagus nerve stimulation for improvement of sensory, motor, and cognitive skills
Symposium session 1c - Novel Ultrasound and Electromagnetic Approaches as Promising Neuromodulation Therapies
Symposium session 1d - Tractography based deep brain stimulation for psychiatry
Symposium session 1e - Application of machine learning in therapeutic brain stimulation to improve clinical outcome
Symposium session 1e - Application of machine learning in therapeutic brain stimulation to improve clinical outcome
Symposium session 1f - Connecting the dots – Multicenter Research Collaborations regarding electroconvulsive therapy

15:45 - 16:15 : Refreshment break

16:15 - 18:15 : Symposium session 2a - Electric Field Modeling in Noninvasive Brain Stimulation: Technical Development, Clinical Relevance, and Future Applications
Symposium session 2b - Cerebellar-M1 connectivity in health and disease: insights from cerebellar brain inhibition
Symposium session 2c - A ‘Festschrift’ Symposium Honoring Professor John Rothwell’s Impact on the Field of Brain Stimulation
Symposium session 2d - Wireless neuromodulation using nanomaterials
Symposium session 2e - Navigated TMS - based techniques in rehabilitation of motor function: diagnostics, prognostics, therapy
Symposium session 2f - Patient-specific network modeling to personalize neurostimulation treatment in depression

18:15 - 20:00 : Welcome Drinks Reception & Poster Session 1

December 8th, 2021

07:30 - 08:30 : Industry Sponsored Workshop | An Introduction to Focused Ultrasound Neuromodulation | BrainBox
Industry Sponsored Workshop | Group Guided Meditation Session with Zendo | Zendo Meditation
Industry Sponsored Workshop | The latest advances in Neuromodulation and Neuromonitoring | Soterix
Industry Sponsored Workshop | The latest advances in Neuromodulation and Neuromonitoring | Soterix

08:30 - 10:00 : Plenary Lectures:
Day 2 Theme: Using Brain Stimulation Methods to Unlock How the Brain Works
[PL05] Title TBC, John Rothwell, PhD, University College London, UK
[PL06] Title TBC, Shirley Fecteau, PhD, Laval University, Quebec, Canada

10:00 - 10:30 : Refreshment break

10:30 - 12:00 : Plenary Lectures:
[PL07] Title TBC, Charlotte Stagg, DPhil, University of Oxford, UK
[PL08] Early Career Award, Presentation Title TBC, Michael D. Fox, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA

12:00 - 13:30 : Lunch and Poster session 2

13:30 - 15:30 : Workshop 1 - Research and Clinical Uses of tDCS – Marom Bikson and Adam Woods
Workshop 2 - Advanced Research TMS Methods – John Rothwell, Ulf Ziemann
Workshop 3 - Clinical Use of ECT – Harold Sackeim, Vaughn McCall, Charles Kellner, Ed Coffey
Workshop 4 - Cranial Nerve Stimulation Methods – Vagus and trigeminal nerve stimulation - Bashar Badran, Mark George
Workshop 5 - Advances in DBS surgery over the decades – Zelma Kiss, Ausaf Bari, Andreas Horn

15:30 - 16:00 : Refreshment break

16:30 - 18:00 : Symposium session 3a - TMS animal models – bridging scales with computational models
Symposium session 3b - Clinical Update on the Treatment of Mood Disorders
Symposium session 3c - Basic and clinical applications of transcranial focused ultrasound for neuromodulation
Symposium session 3d - Strategies and Biomarkers for Optimizing Brain Stimulation for Pediatric Populations
Symposium session 3e - Leveraging Neuroimaging to Inform, Advance and Personalize Brain Stimulation in Psychiatric Disorders & Brain Stimulation to Scale: From Symptoms to Shared Substrates in Psychiatry
Symposium session 3f - Getting to the heart-and-brain of brain-stimulation in depression

19:30 - 22:00 : Conference Dinner – Harbour Club

December 9th, 2021

07:30 - 08:30 : Industry Sponsored Workshop | Neuroeletrics
Industry Sponsored Workshop | Benefits of MR Navigation for therapeutic and diagnostic TMS | Soterix

08:30 - 10:00 : Plenary Lectures:
Day 3 Theme: State of the Art Clinical Applications of Brain Stimulation Methods
[PL09] Title TBC, Elisa Konofagou, PhD, Columbia University, USA
[PL10] Synchrony and Timing and Plasticity – Ulf Ziemann, MD, Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research, Germany

10:00 - 10:30 : Refreshment break

10:30 - 12:00 : Plenary Lectures:
[PL11] Hot Topic Lecture 2 - Neurorobotics for Neurorehabilitation - Stanisa Raspopovic, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
[PL12] Personalizing and Optimizing TMS Therapy for Depression: Recent Research Advances and Remaining Gaps, Linda Carpenter, MD, TMS Clinic and Neuromodulation Research Facility at Butler Hospital, USA

12:00 - 13:30 : Lunch and Poster session 3

13:30 - 15:30 : Symposium session 4a - Graph Database Aggregation of Brain Circuitry Knowledge Extracted from the Literature of TMS Connectivity Studies: Principles & Challenges & Recent advances in whole-brain, connectome-based neurophysiological modelling of invasive and noninvasive brain stimulation
Symposium session 4b - Brain Stimulation for Post-Stroke Recovery & Non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) for neurorehabilitation after stroke and traumatic brain injury: where is the evidence and what is needed?
Symposium session 4c - Ideal TMS: Maximizing Precision and Minimizing Sensory Activation
Symposium session 4d - What Can a Large TMS Registry Database Inform Us About Treatment Outcomes? & Accelerated rTMS for Neuropsychiatric and Neurodegenerative Conditions and Adaptive Cognition: Safety, Therapeutic, and Neurocircuit Profiles
Symposium session 4e - TBD
Symposium session 4f - The modulated aggressive brain: From neurophysiology to tDCS in the study and treatment of aggressive behavior & Neurobiological markers for rTMS treatment responsiveness and brain targeting in traumatic brain injury

15:30 - 16:00 : Refreshment break

16:00 - 18:00 : Symposium session 5a - Multi-locus TMS
Symposium session 5b - Strategies to optimize TMS targeting for depression treatment based on functional neuroimaging & Innovations in concurrent TMS/fMRI: technical challenges and translational applications
Symposium session 5c - Recent Updates in Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy & VNS for refractory epilepsy: new insights and developments
Symposium session 5d - Optimising Spatial and Temporal Accuracy of Deep Brain Stimulation & Neuroanatomical and electrophysiological targeting of deep brain stimulation for psychiatric disorders: novel translational and transdiagnostic perspectives
Symposium session 5e - Comparing invasive and non-invasive methods for brain stimulation and recordings & Invasive and Non-invasive Brain Stimulation Approaches for the Treatment of Chronic Pain
Symposium session 5f - State dependent effects of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) techniques of the prefrontal cortex: a focus on combined methods & Improving the efficacy of rTMS for the treatment of tobacco use disorder (TUD): From neural circuitry to stimulation parameters

18:00 - 18:15 : Closing Remarks, Poster Award and Conference Summary

Registration

  • Standard Industry: $675
  • Standard Author/Academic/Clinical: $620
  • Student Registration: $335
  • Conference Dinner Ticket: $70


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