Neuromodulation: The Science

Agenda

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Wednesday, Aug 25

8:00 AM

Welcome
Eric J. Grigsby, MD, MBA  Founder of the Napa Pain Conference;  Founder & CEO, Neurovations: A Patient Care and Innovation Company

Elliott Krames, MD Founding Editor of the Journal Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, Co-founder, National Pain Foundation, Founding Member, North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS), Past President, International Neuromodulation Society (INS)

Peter Staats, MD, MBA Chief Medical Officer, National Spine & Pain Centers, Past President,
North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS), Past President,
American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), Past President,
NJ Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (NJSIPP)

8:15 AM

1.75 CME

Solving Neuromodulation Problems with Bioengineering

Joseph Pancrazio, PhD University of Texas at Dallas

8:20 AM

Exploiting Polymeric Materials for Neural Interface Applications

Joseph Pancrazio, PhD University of Texas at Dallas

8:40 AM

Model-Based Design of Optimal Neural Interfaces

Warren Grill, Phd Duke University

9:00 AM

Challenges in Multichannel Microstiumlation of the Nervous System

Robert Gaunt, Phd University of Pittsburgh

9:20 AM

Interfacing with the Peripheral Nervous System with Carbon Nanotube Wires

Dominique Durand, Phd Case Western Reserve University Department of Biomedical Engineering

9:40 AM

Thin-Film Electrode Technologies for Neural Stimulation and Recording                                     

Daryl Kipke, PhD Neuronexis Corporation

10:00 AM

Coffee Break

10:20 AM

Electrical Block of Nerve Conduction

Kevin Kilgore, PhD Case Western Reserve University Department of Biomedical Engineering

10:40 AM

DRG Stimulation for Amputees

Lee Fisher, PhD University of Pittsburgh

11:00 AM

Blood Brain Barrier Status as a Marker of Intracortical Electrode Sensing Reliability

Ravi Bellamkonda, PhD Georgia Institute of Technology

11:20 AM

Sensory Stimulation for Limb Loss: Importance of Feedback and Patterned Stimulation

Dustin Tyler, PhD Case Western Reserve University Department of Biomedical Engineering

12:00 PM

0.75 CME

Lunch Break

1:15 PM

1.25 CME

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)                                                                  1.25 CME

Moderated by Hunter Peckham, PhD

1:20 PM

FES: Where Are We Today & Where Are We Going?                                                              No CME

Jennifer French, MBA Neurotech Network

2:00 PM

New Concepts in Networked Implantable Systems

Kevin Kilgore, PhD Case Western Reserve Department of Biomedical Engineering

2:20 PM

0.75 CME

Reanimation & User Control of the Paralyzed Arm

Robert Kirsch, Phd Case Western Reserve Department of Biomedical Engineering

3:00 PM

Break (30 min): Posters & Exhibits

3:25 PM

1.75 CME

MOA of Sacral Nerve Stimulation                                                                             1.75 CME

Moderated by Magdy Hassouna, MD, PhD

3:30 PM

Neuroanatomy of Micturition

Alexandra Haessler, MD California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco

3:50 PM

Neurotransmitter Mechanisms Underlying Neuromodulation of Reflex Bladder Activity

William “Chet” de Groat, PhD University of Pittsburgh

4:10 PM

Mechanisms of Excitatory & Inhibitory Pudenal Neuromodulation

Warren Grill, PhD University of Pittsburgh

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