Scientific Program Agenda

The scientific program for the 2019 joint meeting of Neuromodulation: The Science and NYC Neuromodulation spans 3 days with 8 curated sessions. Each session covers a pillar of neuromodulation beginning with an overview lecture, 3 lectures selected to highlight the most important domain of current innovation, 3 brief oral presentations of late- breaking insight, and comprehensive Q+A session. With no parallel track the conference is built around the principle that insights in neuromodulation span domains, and each session is structured to challenge domain experts while providing broad introduction to the field. Every lecture is carefully curated by the conference directors and session chairs to create an exceptionally insightful and immersive program. Your registration includes access to the scientific program, posters, exhibits, and social events intended to encourage new connections and collaborations. For 1 day before the scientific program, hands-on practicals are available with separate registration. See Pre-Conference Workshops >>

Day 1 Program - Friday, October 4
7:00 AM Conference Venue/Registration Opens
7:00 - 7:45 AM Daily Morning Guided Meditation with Optional E-Meditation
8:00 - 8:05 AM Welcome/Logistics
8:05 - 8:20 AM Elliot S. Krames, MD - Past, Present and Future of Neuromodulation
Session 1: New Engineering of Neuromodulation & Brain Machine Interfaces
This session appeals to a broad audience of clinicians and scientists interested to understand the absolute frontier in brain technology.
8:20 - 8:40 AM Marom Bikson, PhD - Personalized Neuromodulation: Reading the Brain to Write the Brain
8:40 - 9:00 AM Sarah Laszlo, PhD - Brain Hack: Entrainment Impersonation Attacks on Brain Biometric Systems
9:00 - 9:20 AM Cristin Welle, PhD - Achieving Patient Specific Interventions Through Better Neural Interface Technologies
9:20 - 9:40 AM Cynthia Chestek, PhD - Advances in Intracostal Brain-Machine Interfaces
9:40 - 9:55 AM Maryam Shanechi, PhD - Non-Invasive Stimulation for Cognition
9:55 - 10:15 AM Coffee Break
10:15 - 10:30 AM Oral Abstract Presentations
Yu Huang - Optimized interferential electric fields for noninvasive deep focal brain stimulation
Sooyoon Shin, PhD - Movement Features from Wrist-Worn Sensors to Predict Symptomatic Relief to Non-Invasive Peripheral Nerve Stimulation in Essential Tremor
Zixi Zhao, PhD - Epidural Spinal Cord Stimulation Optimization for Volitional Movement Restoration after Chronic Motor-Complete Spinal Cord Injury
10:30 - 11:00 AM Q & A / Discussion
11:00 - 12:00 PM Networking/Exhibits/Posters & Lunch
Session 2: Spinal Cord Stimulation
With SCS undergoing a renaissance in new technologies and mechanisms, this session brings clarity and state-of-the-art insight, advanced concepts and tools.
12:00 - 12:20 PM Yun Guan, MD, PhD - SCS: What Do We Know Regarding the Science?
12:20 - 12:40 PM John Parker, PhD - Continuous Monitoring of Spinal Cord Electrophysiology
12:40 - 1:00 PM Scott Lempka, PhD - Physiological & Technical Factors Governing the Neural Response to Spinal Cord Stimulation: Insights From Computational Models
1:00 - 1:20 PM New Science Presentation #4
1:20 - 1:35 PM Oral Abstract Presentations
Clark Metzger, MD - A Novel Sub-Perception Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy Enabling Clinically Significant Pain Relief and Fast Onset
Jose Paz-Solis, MD - Exploration of High and Low Frequency Options for Sub-Perception Pain Relief: The HALO Study
1:35 - 2:05 PM Q & A / Discussion
2:05 - 02:30 PM Coffee Break
Session 3: Deep Brain Stimulation / New Science
This session on DBS addresses how emerging concepts in circuit neuromodulation and control are informing new classes of DBS technologies and indications.
2:30 - 2:50 PM Robert Gross, MD, PhD - DBS: What Do We Know Regarding the Science?
2:50 - 3:10 PM Matthew Johnson, PhD - From Maps to Trails: Mechanisms of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy
3:10 - 3:30 PM David Mogul, PhD - How Should DBS Manipulate Synchrony to Disrupt Epileptic Seizures?
3:30 - 3:50 PM J. Luis Lujan, PhD - Tracking the Mechanisms of Deep Brain Stimulation for Neuropsychiatric Disorders
3:50 - 4:05 PM Oral Abstract Presentations
Kenneth Louie, B.S. - Closed-Loop Algorithm for Optimizing Deep Brain Stimulation in Parkinson's Disease Using an Objective Measure of Rigidity
Jordan Krieg - Comparison of Multiple Independent Current Sources and Multiple Stimulation Sets with Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation
Dawn Taylor, PhD - Layer-Specific Cortical Responses to Deep Brain Stimulation
Gregory Chin - Cognitive Effects of Limbic Deep Brain Stimulation in Patients with Refractory Chronic Pain
4:05 - 4:35 PM Q & A / Discussion
4:35 - 04:45 PM Coffee Break
4:45 - 5:15 PM Eric Grigsby, MD, MBA - The Innovation Process: From Development to Delivery
5:15 - 5:45 PM Panel on Science to Commercialization 1: Ideation and Prototyping
Dongchul Lee, PhD - Director of Theoretical Research, Nevro
Riki Banerjee, PhD - Engineering Director, Applied Physics and Modeling, Medtronic
Rafael Carbunaru, PhD - Vice President, Research and Development, Boston Scientific
Abhishek Datta, PhD - CTO, Soterix Medical
6:00 PM Venue Closes
Dinner on your own. October in Napa is prime season, make restaurant reservations early to ensure space.

Day 2 Program - Saturday, October 5
7:00 AM Conference Venue/Registration Opens
7:00 - 7:45 AM Daily Morning Guided Meditation with Optional E-Meditation
8:00 - 8:05 AM Welcome/Logistics
8:05 - 8:20 AM Eugene Civillico, PhD - An Update on the NIH SPARC Program: Data Availability, Interoperability & Open Simulation Tools
Session 4: Interfacing with the Brain and Closed-Loop Neuromodulation Methods & Technologies
With read/write neurotechnology poised to change how we understand and interface with the brain, this session includes the state-of-the art in technological and application advancements in brain decoding and control.
8:20 - 8:40 AM Chad Bouton - Decoding the Brain
8:40 - 9:00 AM Sridevi Sarma, PhD - Network Dynamics of the Brain and Closed-Loop Methods for Epilepsy and Other Conditions
9:00 - 9:20 AM Stavros Zanos, MD, PhD - Closed-loop Physiological Control Using Neurostimulation
9:20 - 9:40 AM Robert Reinhart, PhD - Working Memory Revived in Older Adults by Synchronizing Rhythmic Brain Circuits
9:40- 10:00 AM Karen Moxon, PhD - Brain-controlled Neuromodulation of the Spinal Cord to Restore Function
10:00 - 10:15 AM Coffee Break
10:15 - 10:35 AM Oral Abstract Presentations
Michael Triplett, B.S. - In Vivo Evaluation of Microfabricated Flexible Electrode Arrays for Closed Loop Deep Brain Stimulation
10:35 - 11:00 AM Q & A / Discussion
11:00 - 12:00 PM Networking/Exhibits/Posters & Lunch
11:00 - 11:30 PM Discussion - Diversity in Neuromodulation: How Enhancing Representation Enhances the Science
This session will focus on the role of diversity in neuromodulation, the barriers that commonly impede diversity efforts, and ways to address those barriers
Session 5: Bioelectronic Medicine
Bioelectronic medicine is both a new frontier in neuromodulation and also fundamentally re-informing potential targets of traditional neuromodulation approaches. This session explains how.
12:00 - 12:20 PM Christopher Czura, PhD - What is Known about the Cholinergic Anti-Inflammatory Pathway
12:20 - 12:40 PM Theodoros P. Zanos, PhD - Isolating & Decoding Specific Neural Signals to Discriminate Between Different Cytokines
12:40 - 1:00 PM Jeffrey Ardell, PhD - Bioelectronic Stimulation of the Heart
1:00 - 1:20 PM Navid Khodaparast, PhD - How Can Neurostimulation Improve Opioid Detoxification?
1:20 - 1:35 PM Oral Abstract Presentations
Vitaly Napadow, PhD - Neuroimaging and Functional Gastric Response to Respiratory-gated Transcutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation
1:35 - 2:05 PM Q & A / Discussion
2:05 - 2:30 PM Coffee Break
Session 6: Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation (NIBS)
NIBS platforms offer the possibility for rapid technical innovation along with broad deployment and applications. For the most rapidly moving space in neuromodulation, this session addresses the mechanistic foundation of rational intervention.
2:30 - 2:50 PM Sarah H.Lisanby, MD - State of the Science & NIH BRAIN Initiative Funding Priorities
2:50 - 3:10 PM Jacinta O'Shea, DPhil - From Cognitive Neuroscience to the Clinic: Understanding Individual Differences in Stimulation Response
3:10 - 3:30 PM John Medaglia, PhD - Guiding Neuromodulation with Network Science: How New Trends in System Mapping Can Personalize Stimulation
3:30 - 3:50 PM Roy Hamilton, MD - Neural Plasticity to Neurorehabilitation: Using tES to Recover Cognition in Neurologic Disorders
3:50 - 4:05 PM Oral Abstract Presentations
Eleanor Cole, PhD - Accelerated iTBS Induces Rapid Antidepressant Responses in Psychiatric Inpatients
Ricci Hannah, PhD - Physiological and Behavioral Responses to Transcranial Brain Stimulation Are Sensitive to the Direction of Current Flow
4:05 - 4:35 PM Q & A / Discussion
4:35 - 5:10 PM Panel on Science to Commercialization 2: Pre-clinical and Clincial Study
Krishnan V. Chakravarthy, MD, PhD - Co-Director UCSD Institute of Engineering in Medicine CMSA
Erika Ross, PhD - Head of Clinical Science, Cala Health
Aron Tendler, MD - Chief Medical Officer, BrainsWay
5:10 - 5:45 PM Panel on Science to Commercialization 3: Regulatory Approval and Product Deployment
Ana Maiques - CEO, Neuroelectrics
Kate Rosenbluth - CEO, Cala Health
Klaus Schellhorn - Managing Director, CTO, neuroCare Group Gmbh
05:45 - 7:30 PM Wine Reception - Light Hors D'oeuvres Featuring Local Produce
7:30 PM Venue Closes
Dinner on your own. October in Napa is prime season, make restaurant reservations early to ensure space.

Day 3 Program - Sunday, October 6
7:00 Conference Venue/Registration Opens
7:00 - 7:45 AM Daily Morning Guided Meditation with Optional E-Meditation
8:00 - 8:05 AM Welcome/Logistics
8:05 - 8:20 AM Neuromodulation, the Financial Community
Session 7: Headache / Non-Invasive Stimulation
Headache and pain disorders receive special attention through the scientific program as a field of rapid discovery and transformation.
8:20 - 8:40 AM Alexandre F. DaSilva, DDS, DMedSc - Emerging Neurotechnology for Headache, From Opioid Mechanisms to Circuits
8:40 - 9:00 AM Nouhcine Hadjikhani, MD, PhD - Brain Biomarkers of VNS Neuromodulation in Migraine
9:00 - 9:20 AM Siobhan Schabrun, PhD - Personalized Neuromodulation for Pain: TMS/EEG Biomarkers to Predict and Treat Chronic Pain
9:20 - 9:40 AM Wade Cooper, DO - Sphenopalatine Ganglion Modulation for Primary Headaches: Mechanisms & Clinical Applications
9:40- 9:55 AM Oral Abstract Presentations
9:55 - 10:15 AM Coffee Break
10:15 - 11:00 AM Q & A / Discussion
11:00 - 11:40 PM Networking/Exhibits/Posters & Lunch
Session 8: Non-Invasive Stimulation - Future Science
The entire conference program is carefully curated to select from the most cutting-edge science and technology platforms. The last conference session highlights approaches poised to transform brain stimulation.
11:40 - 12:00 PM Marian Berryhill, PhD - Non-Invasive Stimulation for Cognition
12:00 - 12:20 PM Jiande Chen, PhD - Non-Invasive Stimulation for Gastric Disorders
12:20 - 12:40 PM Hanli Liu, PhD - Neural Photobiomodulation
12:40 - 12:50 PM Closing remarks by Dr. Elliot Krames
1:00 PM Venue Closes