MN Neuromodulation Symposium 2020 is canceled

We regret that due to COVID-19 concerns this event is canceled.

The health and safety of attendees, presenters, exhibitors and event management staff has been our top priority and this, along with recent information about the spread of COVID-19 and its impact, made the cancellation of this event the appropriate decision to make.

We will notify you about registration reimbursements and any other events we may plan in place of this event in the near future.

Welcome to the 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 will be held immediately following the Design of Medical Devices Conference. We look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis on April 9-10, 2020.

Themes for this year are:

      • Next generation targets for deep brain stimulation. Session Chair: Matt Johnson
      • Multimodal and behavioral therapies paired with Neuromodulation. Session Chairs: Ziad Nahas, Hubert Lim
      • Neuromodulation for Pain Treatment. Session Chairs: Carolyn Fairbanks, Lucy Vulchanova, George Wilcox
      • Spinal cord stimulation for restoration of volitional and autonomic control in spinal cord injury. Session Chair: David Darrow

Key Dates:

  • February 1: Early Bird Registration Opens
  • February 14: Travel Awards due. Submit travel grant applications here
  • February 21: Travel Award Announcements
  • March 9: Early Bird Registration Closes
  • March 16: Poster Abstract Submission deadline (extended from March 9 to March 16; no further extensions will be allowed)

Symposium Planning Committee

      • Tay Netoff, PhD (Chair)
      • Matt Johnson, PhD
      • Ziad Nahas, MD/PhD
      • Hubert Lim, PhD
      • Carolyn Fairbanks, PhD
      • Lucy Vulchanova, PhD
      • George Wilcox, PhD
      • David Darrow, MD


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Contact Information:

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

For potential sponsors, please contact:

Gregory Molnar, PhD at (612) 801-0307 or

The 8th Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium is hosted by:

The 8th Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium follows the Design of Medical Devices Conference which will be held April 5-9, 2020 at the Graduate Hotel Minneapolis.

Past Neuromodulation Conferences:

Neuromodulation 2019

Neuromodulation 2018