The Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium organized by the Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM) and MnDRIVE Brain Conditions. This conference is apart of the IEM Innovation Week. 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 20 and 21, 2023.

Accepting Poster Abstracts: Due March 24th

You may submit your abstract through the form using the template below (must be a single page submitted as a PDF) or enter the abstract directly in the form. Click here for additional information.

Accepting Travel Awards Applications: Due Feb. 24th

Applications are due February 24th. We encourage Travel Award applicants to submit a poster prior to applying for the award. Travel awards are not limited to poster presenters, but poster presenters will have higher priority. Click here for additional information.

Conference Title:

Neuromodulation of Homeostatic Mechanisms: Restoring Whole Person Health

Themes for this year are:

      • Vagal Nerve Neuromodulation

      • Creating Equity in Access to Neuromodulation Therapies

      • Interoception and Bidirectional Interaction Between the Peripheral and Central Nervous Systems

      • Neuromodulation Technologies

      • Neuromodulation Targeting of End Organ Function

Symposium Planning Committee:

      • John Osborn, PhD (Co-Chair)

      • Hubert Lim, PhD (Co-Chair)

      • Ziad Nahas, MD (Co-Chair)

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

      • Dwight Nelson, PhD (Sponsorship Director)

      • Karrie Molitor (Event Manager)

      • Andrew Monk (Event Coordinator)

      • Taylor Lopez-Angel (Event Coordinator)

The 10th Annual Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium is hosted by:


In person at the Graduate Hotel, Minneapolis, MN

Contact Information:

For general questions, please email or call: Neuromod@umn.edu, (612) 624-8483

Potential Sponsors:

Please contact: Neuromod@umn.edu

Staying at the Graduate Minneapolis?

Below is the reservation link for a room block associated with IEM Innovation Week.

Graduate Minneapolis | Hotel in the Heart of UMN Campus (graduatehotels.com)

How to use your booking link:

  1. Select the exact dates of your stay (top of page)

  2. Click on check availability

  3. Select room type – “Book now”

  4. Confirm your stay, enter your name & credit card

Key Dates:

  • Mid January 2023:

    • Early registration opens

    • Poster abstract submission opens

    • Travel grant applications open

  • February 24th: Travel grant applications close

  • March 3rd: Travel grants announced

  • March 24th: Poster abstract submission closes

  • March 27th: Poster acceptance announced

  • April 7th: Early registration and online registration closes. You can still register in-person. Please speak with staff at the Registration Table at the event.

  • April 20th: Conference opens

  • April 21st: Poster session

Thank you to our 10th Annual Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium sponsors!

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.

Past Neuromodulation Symposiums:

Neuromodulation 2022

Neuromodulation 2021

Neuromodulation 2020 (Cancelled)

Neuromodulation 2019

Neuromodulation 2018