Symposium Program


April 16, 2015

2:00pm - 2:05pm
Welcome Remarks
2:05pm - 2:50pm
Keynote Lecture: Looking Back and Thinking Forward: DBS and Beyond
Mahlon R DeLong, MD

Professor of Neurology
Emory University School of Medicine
Member, Institute of Medicine
Moderator: Bin He (UMN)

2:50pm - 3:15pm
Discovery in Neuromodulation Data Sciences
John LaLonde
Vice President, Research, Technology & Development
Medtronic Neuromodulation

Moderator: Hubert Lim (UMN)

3:15pm - 3:40pm


The Randomized Controlled Trial is the Gold Standard for Clinical Evidence: Is it a Barrier to Innovation?
Tim Fayram
Vice President of Research
St. Jude Medical

Moderator: Theoden Netoff (UMN)
3:40pm - 4:05pm


Update:  NIH Neurotechnology Programs
Kip Ludwig, PhD
Program Director, Neural Engineering
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH
Moderator: Wei Chen (UMN)
4:05pm - 4:30pm
A FDA Staff Regulatory Perspective and Update on Neurological Devices
Carlos Peña, PhD
Director, Division of Neurological and Physical Medicine Devices

Moderator: Bob Kirsch (Case Western Reserve University)
4:30pm - 4:50pm
Coffee Break
4:50pm - 6:00pm
Panel Discussion: Moderator - Bin He (UMN)
Panelists - Mahlon DeLong, Tim Fayram, John LaLonde, Kip Ludwig, Greg Molnar , Carlos Peñ a, Jerry Vitek
6:00pm - 7:45pm

April 17, 2015

8:00am - 8:30am
Continental Breakfast
8:30am - 8:55am
Challenges in Deep Brain Stimulation: Targets and Techniques
Jerry Vitek, MD, PhD  
McKnight Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology
University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Moderator: Timothy Ebner (UMN)

8:55am - 9:20am
Neuroprostheses for Movement Restoration
P. Hunter Peckham, PhD
Donnell Institute Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Member, National Academy of Engineering

Moderator: Matthew Johnson (UMN)

9:20am - 9:45am
Mechanisms by which Spinal Neuronal Activity Modulates Persistent Pain & Manipulating them for Therapeutic Potential
Beth Winkelstein, PhD
Professor of Bioengineering
Associate Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Pennsylvania

Moderator: Gregory Molnar (Medtronic Neuromodulation)
9:45am - 10:10am
Neuromodulation Research at the University of Minnesota
Bin He, PhD
Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Director, Institute for Engineering in Medicine
University of Minnesota

Moderator: Timothy Ebner (UMN)
10:10am - 11:00am
Panel Discussion: Moderator - Timothy Ebner (UMN)
Panelists - Noam Harel, Matt Johnson, Hubert Lim, Hunter Peckham, Jerry Vitek, Beth Winkelstein
11:00am - 1:15pm
Poster Session & Lunch
1:15pm - 1:40pm


Principles and Applications of Localized Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Shoogo Ueno, PhD
Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
Professor of Applied Quantum Physics
Kyushu University, Japan

Moderator: Kelvin Lim (UMN)
1:40pm - 2:05pm


TMS in psychiatric treatment: the devil is in the dosing
Sarah Hollingsworth Lisanby, MD
J. P. Gibbons Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Duke University
Moderator: Bin He (UMN)

2:05pm - 2:30pm
Plasticity Induction by Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation - Physiological and Functional Effects
Michael A. Nitsche, PhD
Associate Professor of Clinical Neurophysiology
Georg-August University, Goettingen
Moderator: Bernadette Gillick (UMN)

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Panel Discussion: Chair - Bin He (UMN)
Panelists - Teresa Kimberley, Wynn Legon, Kelvin Lim, Sarah Lisanby, Michael Nitsche, Chuck Schulz , Shoogo Ueno
3:30pm - 3:40pm
Closing Ceremony - Announcement of Poster Awards

List of Poster Presentations

Abstract Book

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