Neuromodulation for Brain and Spinal Cord Functional Restoration in Neurological Disorders

Hosted by AR3T and NC NM4R

Friday, November 5, 2021
2:00-5:00pm EST

Description: This workshop will introduce methods for targeted neuromodulation. The intended audience is diverse, with backgrounds ranging from basic science to clinical practice in medicine and rehabilitation. Examples of neuromodulation that will be introduced include:

  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) including high-rate stimulation for long-lasting changes in regional brain function (e.g. in treatment of depression.)
  • Multimodal transcranial magnetic stimulation (e.g., combined with EEG, fMRI, transcranial focused ultrasound)
  • Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and its use in the treatment of stroke, traumatic brain injury, psychiatric disorders, primary progressive aphasia, etc.
  • Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation for increasing plasticity and learning
  • Operant conditioning of TMS responses and other types of evoked potentials (e.g., motor evoked potential up-conditioning in people with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury)

Attendees will participate in an incubator session with 1-slide pitch talks to launch conversation and generate ideas. This exercise will result in the culmination of a white paper and the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to support new, interdisciplinary collaboration.

This workshop will be held virtually and is free of charge.


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