2017 Program

Full program and abstract book available for download here.

April 13, 2017

2:00pm - 2:05pm Welcome Remarks
2:05pm - 2:40pm Plenary Talk: Physiology of Deep Brain Stimulation: Lessons from the Primate Model of Parkinson's Disease
Jerrold Vitek, MD, PhD
McKnight Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology
University of Minnesota School of Medicine
Moderator: Bin He, PhD (University of Minnesota)
2:40pm - 3:15pm Plenary Talk: Next Generation Strategies to Refine and Optimize DBS for Depression
Helen Mayberg, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology and Radiology
Dorothy Fuqua Chair in Psychiatric Neuroimaging and Therapeutics
Member, National Academy of Medicine
Emory University
Moderator: Sophia Vinogradov, MD (University of Minnesota)
3:15pm - 3:40pm Invited Talk: From Brain Observatories to Scientific Payloads: Strategies for Catalyzing Translational Neuroscience to Address Disease
Timothy Denison, PhD
Vice President, Research & Core Technology
Restorative Therapies Group
Medtronic, Inc.
Moderator: Matt Johnson, PhD (University of Minnesota)
3:40pm - 4:00pm Coffee Break
4:00pm - 4:30pm Poster Highlights I
This session consists of brief highlight talks of poster presentations.
Moderator: Hubert Lim, PhD (University of Minnesota)
  • MNS-208: Closed-loop Optogenetic Control of Neural Circuits: Tracking dynamic trajectories of firing rate in vivo
    Michael Bolus, Georgia Institute of Technology & Emory University
  • MNS-111: Chronic cortical stimulation for treatment of focal epilepsy with interictal discharges as a biomarker
    Brian Lundstrom, Mayo Clinic
  • MNS-201: Stress Relief Can Improve Neuromodulation Outcomes and Consistency
    Cory Gloeckner, University of Minnesota
  • MNS-152: Tremor Suppression in Parkinson’s Disease by Cutaneous Afferents Evoked by Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation
    Ning Lan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  • MNS-138: Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation alters kinesthetic information processing in primary motor cortex
    Luke Johnson, University of Minnesota
4:30pm - 4:55pm Invited Talk: Advances in Neuromodulation Technology and Opportunities from the BRAIN Initiative, SPARC, and NINDS
Nick Langhals, PhD
Program Director for Neural Engineering, Repair and Plasticity Cluster
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Moderator: Hubert Lim, PhD (University of Minnesota)
4:55pm - 5:45pm Panel Discussion: Opportunities and Challenges in Neuromodulation
Moderator: Bin He, PhD (University of Minnesota)
  • Stephen Carcieri, PhD (Fellow Research Scientist, Boston Scientific)
  • Timothy Denison, PhD (Vice President, Research & Core Technology, Medtronic Restorative Therapies)
  • Nick Langhals, PhD (Program Director, NIH)
  • Helen Mayberg, MD (Professor of Psychiatry, Emory University)
  • Lalit Venkatesan, PhD (Senior Principal Scientist, Abbott)
  • Jerrold Vitek, MD, PhD (McKnight Professor and Chair of Neurology, University of Minnesota)
5:45pm - 8:00pm Reception

April 14, 2017

8:00am - 8:30am Coffee and Pastries
8:30am - 9:05am Plenary Talk: The Logic of Non-Invasive Neuromodulation
Mark Hallett, MD
Chief, Human Motor Control Section
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
President, International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
Moderator: Tim Ebner, MD, PhD (University of Minnesota)
9:05am - 9:40am Plenary Talk: Transcranial Electric Stimulation Techniques
Walter Paulus, MD, PhD
Professor of Clinical Neurophysiology
Director of the Department of Clinical Neurophysiology
University Medical Center Gottingen, Germany
Moderator: Kelvin Lim, MD (University of Minnesota)
9:40am - 10:10am Poster Highlights II
This session consists of brief highlight talks of poster presentations.
Moderator: Wei Chen, PhD (University of Minnesota)
  • MNS-130: Closed-loop Neuromodulation of Vagus Nerve for the Hemodynamic Stability after Asphyxial Cardiac Arrest
    Qihong Wang, Johns Hopkins University
  • MNS-197: Transcranial direct current stimulation alters brain connectivity during BCI
    Bryan Baxter, University of Minnesota
  • MNS-139: tACS impacts detection of change in visual task and its ongoing neural oscillations
    Giulio Ruffini, Neuroelectrics Corp.
  • MNS-144: Spinal cord stimulation reduces freezing of gait episodes and improves gait in advanced Parkinson’s disease patients
    Olivia Samotus, University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • MNS-240: Continuous Restoration of the Human Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex via a Multichannel Vestibular Implant
    Peter Boutros, Johns Hopkins University
10:10am - 10:30am 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
Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering
Moderator: Wei Chen, PhD (University of Minnesota)
10:30am - 1:00pm Poster Session
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
Box lunches will be provided
1:30pm - 2:05pm Plenary Talk: Neuromodulation for Real World Applications
William Tyler, PhD
Associate Professor
School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering
Arizona State University
Moderator: Bin He, PhD (University of Minnesota)
2:05pm - 2:40pm Plenary Talk: 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: Kip Ludwig, PhD (Mayo Clinic)
2:40pm - 3:40pm Oral Session
Moderator: Teresa Kimberley, PhD (University of Minnesota)
  • Noninvasive and Alternative Neuromodulation Approaches Towards Healing the Mind and Body
    Hubert Lim, PhD
    Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
    University of Minnesota
  • Clinical Trial of the Intracortical Visual Prosthesis (ICVP): Preparation and Trial Design
    Phil Troyk, PhD
    Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Associate Dean of Engineering
    Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Enhance Intra-cortical Stimulation with Implantable Micro-coils
    Shelley Fried, PhD
    Associate Professor in Neurosurgery
    Harvard Medical School
3:40pm - 3:55pm Awards Ceremony

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