April 18 & 19, 2019

The Graduate Hotel ● Minneapolis

MN Neuromodulation Symposium Program book

Please note: One of our sponsors, g-tec, is also sponsoring the annual BCI Award for the world’s most innovative Brain-Computer Interface Project. For more information: http://www.bci-award.com/Home. The deadline for submitting applications is June 1, 2019.

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 18-19, 2019.

Themes for this year are:

      • Neuromodulation in Epilepsy
      • Neuromodulation in Pain and Addiction
      • Neuromodulation of the Autonomic Nervous System
      • Non-invasive Neuromodulation for Stroke

Symposium Planning Committee

      • Tay Netoff, PhD (Chair)
      • Bernadette T. Gillick, PhD, MSPT, PT
      • Matt Johnson, PhD
      • Esther Krook-Magnuson, PhD
      • Hubert Lim, PhD
      • Greg Molnar, PhD
      • Alex Opitz, PhD
      • John Osborn, PhD
      • Mark Thomas, PhD
      • Alik Widge, MD, PhD


Graduate Minneapolis (formerly The Commons Hotel) 615 Washington Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, (612) 379-8888

Contact Information:

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

For potential sponsors, please contact:

Greg Molnar, PhD, gfmolnar@umn.edu, (612) 801-0307

The 7th Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium is hosted by:

The 7th Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium follows the Design of Medical Devices Conference which will be held April 15-18, 2019 at the Graduate Hotel Minneapolis.