MARK YOUR CALENDARS and JOIN US for the 10th Annual Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium on April 20-21, 2023!


If you missed online registration, you can still register in-person!
Please speak with staff at the Registration Table at the event.

In-person registration rates:

  • General Registration $350

  • Student Registration (not exclusive to UMN) $25

  • Academic Faculty/Staff (Non-UMN) $100

  • Academic Faculty/Staff (UMN Only) $100

Part of IEM INNOVATION WEEK (April 11-15, 2022)

Welcome to the MN Neuromodulation Symposium organized by the Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM) and MnDRIVE Brain Conditions. Neuromodulation is a rapidly-growing field, encompassing a wide spectrum of implantable and non-invasive technology-based approaches for the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Advancing the field of neuromodulation represents challenges in:

      • Developing engineering methodologies

      • Understanding mechanisms of neuromodulation at cellular and system levels

      • Clinical translation to treat patients

      • Shaping the regulatory process for emerging technologies and approaches

This symposium is aimed at bringing together basic scientists, engineers, clinicians, industrial practitioners and entrepreneurs to discuss challenges and opportunities in neuromodulation. The symposium will consist of plenary presentations by leaders in academia, industry and government, and poster presentations to exchange ideas in this exciting field. The Symposium, which is part of IEM Innovation Week, will be held immediately following the Design of Medical Devices Conference. We look forward to seeing you on April 14 and 15, 2022.

Themes for this year are:

      • Limbic Circuits, Depression, and Mood Disorders. Session Chair: Alik Widge, MD, PhD

      • New Technologies and Analyses. Session Chair: Alexander Opitz, PhD

      • Learning, Memory, and Alzheimer's Disease. Session Chair: Benjamin Hayden, PhD

      • Closing the Loop. Session Chair: David Darrow, MD

Key Dates:

  • Mid January 2022 (final date TBD):

    • Early registration opens

    • Poster abstract submission opens

    • Travel grant applications open

  • February 21st: Travel grant applications close

  • February 28th: Travel grants awarded

  • March 25th: Poster abstract submission closes

  • March 30th: Poster acceptance announced

  • April 1st:

    • Early registration closes

    • Poster abstract submission closes

  • April 4th: Online registration closes. You can still register in-person. Please speak with staff at the Registration Table at the event.

  • April 14th: Conference opens

  • April 15th: Poster session

Symposium Planning Committee:

      • Alik Widge, MD, PhD (Co-Chair)

      • Benjamin Hayden, PhD (Co-Chair)

      • Tay Netoff, PhD (Conference Director; Co-Director, CNE)


In person at the Graduate Hotel, Minneapolis, MN

Contact Information:

For general questions, please email or call:, (612) 624-8483

For potential sponsors, please contact:

The 9th Annual Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium is hosted by:

The 9th Annual Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium is part of IEM Innovation Week
and follows the Design of Medical Devices Conference on April 14 & 15, 2022

The MN Neuromodulation Symposium is a proud part of the Institute for Engineering in Medicine's Innovation Week at the UMN. Click on the links above for details about each event.

Thank you to our 9th Annual Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium sponsors!

Past Neuromodulation Symposiums:

Neuromodulation 2021

Neuromodulation 2020 (Cancelled)

Neuromodulation 2019

Neuromodulation 2018