2021_Neuromod_Program Book_FINAL.pdf

Part of IEM INNOVATION WEEK (April 12-16, 2021)

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, virtually, on April 15 and 16, 2021.

Themes for this year are:

      • 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 & Aaron Phillips

      • Next generation targets for deep brain stimulation. Session Chair: Matt Johnson

Key Dates:

  • March 10: Registration is now open. Click HERE

Symposium Planning Committee:

      • Tay Netoff, PhD (Chair)

      • Matt Johnson, PhD

      • Hubert Lim, PhD

      • Carolyn Fairbanks, PhD

      • Lucy Vulchanova, PhD

      • George Wilcox, PhD

      • David Darrow, MD

      • Aaron Phillips, PhD


Virtual format [more details to come]

Contact Information:

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

For potential sponsors, please contact:

Gregory Molnar, PhD at gfmolnar@umn.edu (612) 801-0307 or neuromod@umn.edu

The 8th Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium is hosted by:

The 8th Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium is part of IEM Innovation Week
and follows the Design of Medical Devices Conference on April 15 & 16, 2021 (a virtual event)

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 2020 (Cancelled)

Neuromodulation 2019

Neuromodulation 2018