The 11th Annual Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium is organized by the Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM) and MnDRIVE Brain Conditions. This year, the Neuromodulation Symposium will be joining forces with the Neuromodulation for Spinal Cord Injury Conference!

In addition to focusing on the rapidly-growing field of neuromodulation, this joint symposium will also highlight the latest advancements and breakthroughs in spinal cord injury research and treatment. By merging these two vital areas of study, we aim to foster cross-disciplinary discussions and explore potential synergies between neuromodulation and spinal cord injury interventions.

This symposium is aimed at bringing together basic scientists, engineers, clinicians, industrial practitioners, entrepreneurs and SCI community members 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. 

The Spinal Cord Stimulation for Spinal Cord Injury Workshop will be hosted on April 10th concentrating on the integration of spinal cord neuromodulation therapies for spinal cord injury treatment into clinical trials and, ultimately, clinical practice. This will be independent of the MN Neuromodulation Symposium April 11th and 12th. 

We look forward to seeing you April 10th for the SCI Workshop and April 11th-12th, 2024 for the Neuromodulation Symposium in Minneapolis, MN!


2024 Registration Information

Early registration closed April 1, 2024

Onsite workshop (McNamara Alumni Center) registration rates: 

Onsite rates for symposium (Graduate Hotel) (In person or Virtual):

April 11th & 12th, 2024

Onsite registration at the event only

Thank you to our 11th Annual Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium sponsors!

Poster Abstract Submissions & Travel Awards 

If you present a poster, you will receive FREE registration!!! 

Submit your abstract by March 8th, 2024.

Do not register for the event until you receive the free registration code from the Neuromodulation Symposium team.

POSTER SIZE REQUIREMENTS: Posters must be printed to this size in order to fit on the poster boards 46”W x 32”H

National and international students and postdoctoral researchers who are presenting posters at the Symposium are invited to apply for a travel award. 

Apply by February 23rd, 2024 - Now Closed

Do not register for the event until you receive notification that you are a selected travel awardee and receive the free registration code from the Neuromodulation Symposium team.


Graduate Minneapolis

The hotel block at the Graduate Minneapolis is fully booked. Please check other local hotels near the University. There are others within walking distance. 

All conference attendees must reserve and pay for their own accommodations.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Potential Sponsors

Please contact Neuromod@umn.edu

Contact Information 

Please contact Neuromod@umn.edu

Symposium Planning Committee

Leslie Morse, DO, University of Miami (Conference Co-Chair)

David Darrow, MD, UMN (Conference Co-Chair)

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

Robert Wudlick, BS, UMN, GUSU to Cure Paralysis 

Ann Parr, MD, UMN

Ricardo Battaglino, UMN

Amanda Derasmi, UMN

Uzma Samadani, MD, UMN, MN VA Hospital

Megan Gill, Mayo

Kristin Zhao, Mayo

Peter Grahn, Mayo

Igor Lavarov MD/PhD, Mayo

Susan Harkema, PhD, University of Louisville 

Susan Howley

Matthew Roderick, U2FP

Sam Maddox, U2FP

Joe Dailey, GUSU to Cure Paralysis

David Magnuson, PhD, University of Louisville 

Dwight Nelson, PhD (Sponsorship Director)

Andrew Monk, UMN (Event Manager)

Taylor Lopez-Angel, UMN (Event Manager)

Karrie Molitor, UMN (Event Manager)

The 11th Annual Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium is hosted by:

Conference Diversity and Accessibility

The 11th Annual Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium is committed to representing the diversity in the field of neuromodulation and supporting activities that enhance diversity now and in the future. This commitment includes the recognition of all people, regardless of race, nationality, creed, disability, or gender identity. As such, harassment or discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated during any conference activities. Concerns and violations should be reported immediately to our planning committee (Neuromod@umn.edu). 

Neuromod is committed to accessibility for all meeting events. Should any individual need assistance or have questions about accessibility, please let the planning committee know (Neuromod@umn.edu).

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.

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