2016 Program

Full program and abstract book available for download here.

April 14, 2016

2:00pm - 2:05pm Welcome Remarks
Bin He, PhD
Symposium Chair
2:05pm - 2:40pm Plenary Lecture: Closing the DBS Loop in Parkinson's Disease: The Promise and the Pitfalls
Peter Brown, MD
Professor of Experimental Neurology
Director of the Medical Research Council Brain Network Dynamics Unit
University of Oxford
Moderator: Bin He, PhD (UMN)
2:40pm - 3:15pm Plenary Lecture: Chronic Ambulatory Brain Recording Using Totally Implanted Devices: Next Steps in Development
Philip A. Starr, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurological Surgery
Dolores Cakebread Endowed Chair
University of California, San Francisco
Moderator: Jerry Vitek, MD, PhD (UMN)
3:15pm - 3:40pm Invited Talk: Changing the Culture of Neuromodulation Research through the NIH SPARC and BRAIN Initiatives
Grace Peng, PhD
Program Director
Division of Discovery Science & Technology (DDST)
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Moderator: Kip Ludwig, PhD (Mayo Clinic)
3:40pm - 4:10pm Break
4:10pm - 4:35pm Invited Talk: A FDA Staff Perspective on the Regulatory Landscape for Neurotechnologies and Medical Device Readiness
Carlos Peña, PhD
Division of Neurological and Physical Medicine Devices
Office of Device Evaluation
Center for Devices and Radiological Health
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Moderator: Kelvin Lim, MD (UMN)
4:35pm - 5:00pm Highlights in Neuromodulation I
This session consists of brief highlight talks of poster presentations.
Moderator: Hubert Lim, PhD (UMN)
  • MNS197: Cortical Implantation of a 16-channel Wireless Floating Microelectrode Array (WFMA) Stimulator.
    Philip Troyk, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • MNS160: Cortical Sensing and Wearable Closed-loop DBS in an Essential Tremor Patient
    Jeffrey Herron, University of Washington, Seattle
  • MNS146: Closed-loop Deep Brain Stimulation Effects on Parkinsonian Motor Symptoms — Is Beta Enough?
    Luke Johnson, UMN
  • MNS111: Dopamine Release in the Nonhuman Primate Caudate and Putamen Depends upon Site of Stimulation in the Subthalamic Nucleus
    Paul Min, Mayo Clinic, Rochester
  • MNS101: Interrogating Neural Circuitry Underlying Neuroeconomic Decision-making in Mouse Models of Addiction: A Functional Approach to Translation.
    Brian Sweis, UMN
5:00pm - 6:10pm Panel Discussion – Invasive Neuromodulation: Challenges & Trends
Moderator: Jerry Vitek, MD, PhD (UMN)
  Peter Brown (University of Oxford)
  Stephen Carcieri (Boston Scientific)
  Steve Goetz (Medtronic)
  DeLea Peichel (St. Jude Medical)
  Carlos Peña (FDA)
  Grace Peng (NIH)
  Philip A. Starr (University of California, San Francisco)
6:10pm - 8:00pm Reception

April 15, 2016

8:00am - 8:30am Networking Breakfast
8:30am - 9:05am Plenary Lecture: Perturbation-based Translatable Physiologic Biomarkers
Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Director, Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Moderator: James Carey, PhD, PT, FAPTA (UMN)
9:05am - 9:40am Plenary Lecture: The Importance of Point Process Models to Quantify the Electroencephalogram
Jose C. Principe, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
BellSouth Professor
University of Florida
Vice President for Technical Activities
IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Moderator: Phil Troyk, PhD (Illinois Institute of Technology)
9:40am - 10:05am Neuromodulation Research at UMN
Bin He, PhD
Director, Institute for Engineering in Medicine
Director, Center for Neuroengineering
Medtronic-Bakken Endowed Chair for Engineering in Medicine
Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Moderator: Tim Ebner, MD, PhD (UMN)
10:05am - 10:30am Highlights in Neuromodulation II
This session consists of brief highlight talks of poster presentations.
Moderator: Tim Ebner, MD, PhD (UMN)
  • MNS124: Implanted Brain Computer Interface for Real-time Cortical Control of Hand Movements in a Human with Quadriplegia
    Gaurav Sharma, Battelle Memorial Institute
  • MNS141: Safe Direct Current Stimulation for the Treatment of Chronic Peripheral Pain
    Gene Fridman, Johns Hopkins University
  • MNS192:  Controlling Plasticity in Sensory Cortical Regions Using Multisensory Neuromodulation
    Cory Gloeckner, UMN
  • MNS205: Investigating TMS-evoked Cortical Responses with EEG in Chronic Stroke 
    Whitney Gray, Emory University
  • MNS145: Improving Motor Recovery after Stroke by Combined rTMS and BCI Training
    Nessa Johnson, UMN
10:30am - 12:30pm Poster Session
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 1:35pm Plenary Lecture: Neurotechnologies for Peripheral and Visceral Neuromodulation
Nitish V. Thakor, PhD
Professor of Biomedical Eng, Electrical Eng, Neurology
Director, Neuroengineering Training Program
Johns Hopkins University
Editor in Chief, Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing
Moderator: Tim Denison, PhD (Medtronic)
1:35pm - 2:00pm Invited Talk: Brain-Machine Interfaces Beyond Neuroprosthetics: Controlling Neural Circuits, Restoring Function and Changing the Way We Think
Karen Moxon, PhD
Professor, Associate Dean for Research, School of Biomedical Engineering
Science and Health Systems
Drexel University
Moderator: David Redish, PhD (UMN)
2:00pm - 3:10pm Panel Discussion — Neuromodulation and Neural Interfacing: Present & Future
Moderator: Bin He, PhD (UMN)
  Tim Denison (Medtronic)
  Hubert Lim (UMN)
  Karen Moxon (Drexel University)
  Alvaro Pascual-Leone (Harvard Medical School)
  Jose C. Principe (University of Florida)
  Nitish V. Thakor (Johns Hopkins University)
3:10pm - 3:30pm Closing Ceremony – Announcement of Poster Awards

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