2018 Program

April 12, 2018

2:00pm - 2:05pm Welcome Remarks
2:05pm - 2:40pm Plenary Talk: Deep Brain Stimulation for Post Stroke Recovery: A translational project
Andre Machado, MD, PhD
Chairperson, Neurological Institute
Director of the Center for Neurological Restoration
Cleveland Clinic
Moderator: Jerrold Vitek, MD, PhD
2:40pm - 3:15pm Plenary Talk: Shaping Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in Space and Time
Jens Volkmann, MD, PhD
Professor and Chairperson, Department of Neurology
University Clinic Wuerzburg, Germany
Moderator: Jerrold Vitek, MD, PhD
3:15pm - 3:40pm Invited Talk: Industry Perspective: Innovation through Collaboration
Keith Boettiger
President, Abbott Neuromodulation
Moderator: Greg Molnar, PhD
3:40pm - 4:00pm Coffee Break and Exhibitors
4:00pm - 4:30pm Poster Highlights I
MNS 1, MNS 46, MNS 74, MNS 58, MNS 77
Moderator: Alexander Opitz, PhD
4:30pm - 4:55pm Invited Talk: Industry Perspective: Visual Prosthetics - Restoring Vision to the Blind
Robert Greenberg, MD, PhD
Co-Founder, Second Sight Medical Products
Moderator: Sandra Rocio Montezuma, MD
4:55pm - 5:45pm Panel Discussion: Closed Loop Neuromodulation
  • Keith Boettiger , president, Abbott Neuromodulation
  • Rafael Carbunaru, PhD, Vice President Research & Development, Boston Scientific Neuromodulation
  • Steven Goetz, Engineering Director, Medtronic Brain Modulation
  • Lothar Krinke, PhD, CEO, Magstim Group
  • Esther Krook-Magnuson, PhD , University of Minnesota
  • Andre Machado, MD, PhD , Chairperson, Neurological Institute
  • Martha Morrell, MD, Chief Medical Officer, NeuroPace
  • Jens Volkmann, MD, PhD , University Clinic Wuerzburg Germany
  • Robert Greenberg, MD, PhD , Co-Founder, Second Sight Medical Products
  • Moderator: Jerrold Vitek, MD, PhD
5:45pm - 8:15pm Reception/Dinner
Summit Room
6:45pm - 8:15pm (NEW) Evening Program in Meridian Ballroom

Neuromodulation Therapies: Voice of the Patient
Patients and families discuss their experience with neuromodulation therapies.
Organized by Lauren Schrock, MD
MnDRIVE Neuromodulation Scholar
Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

April 13, 2018

7:30am - 8:25am Breakfast in Meridian Foyer
8:30am - 9:05am Plenary Talk: Brain Machine Interface: Recent Progress Toward a High-Performance Neural Prosthesis
Andrew Schwartz, PhD
Distinguished Professor of Neurobiology
University of Pittsburgh
Moderator: Timothy J. Ebner, MD, PhD
9:05am - 9:40am Invited Talk: Closed-loop approaches in Epilepsy: Lights, Camera, (EEG) and Action: Stopping Seizures On-Demand
Esther Krook-Magnuson, PhD
MnDRIVE Neuromodulation Scholar
Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience
University of Minnesota
Moderator: Timothy J. Ebner, MD, PhD
9:40am - 10:10am Poster Highlights II
MNS 29, MNS 31, MNS 48, MNS 57, MNS 108
Moderator: Sara Helibronner, PhD
10:10am - 10:45am Invited Talk: Non-Invasive Neuromodulation for Depression
Ziad Nahas, MD
Professor and Vice-Chair for Clinical Affairs
Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota
Moderator: Bernadette Gillick, PhD
10:45am - 1:30pm Poster Session and Exhibitions in Pinnacle Ballroom
(Click here to view the posters)
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch
Box lunches will be provided
1:30pm - 2:30pm Emerging Topics in Neuromodulation I: Spinal Cord Stimulation for Pain and Beyond
Moderator: Tay Netoff, PhD

Dissecting the Somatic and Autonomic Circuit Activation of Epidural Spinal Cord Stimulation Using Preclinical and Clinical Models
Aaron Phillips, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of Physiology, Pharmacology, Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary

Update on Clinical and Mechanistic Evidence in High Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation
David Caraway, MD, PhD
Chief Medical Officer
2:30pm - 3:30pm Emerging Topics in Neuromodulation II: Autonomic Neuromodulation
Moderator: Alena Talkachova, PhD

Embracing the Complexity of Vagal Nerve Stimulation
Kip Ludwig, PhD
Associate Director, Mayo Neural Engineering Laboratories
Mayo Clinic

The ‘Internet of the Human Body’-Neuroscientific Therapies Shaping the Future of Medicine
Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Radiology
Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Center and Electrophysiology Programs
3:30pm - 3:50pm Awards Ceremony

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