11th Annual Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium held

April 25, 2024 — Professor Tay Netoff, PhD, played a key role in organizing and hosting the 11th Annual Minnesota Neuromodulation Symposium on April 10-12, part of the UMN Institute of Engineering in Medicine’s (IEM) Innovation Week.

Netoff, who also co-directs the Center for Neuroengineering, served as the conference director. David Darrow, MD, UMN Department of Neurosurgery, and Leslie Morse, DO, University of Miami, served as conference co-chairs.

This year’s symposium was titled, “Neuromodulation of Spinal Cord Injury: Translational Opportunities,” and focused on the latest advancements and breakthroughs in spinal cord injury research and treatment. The event brought together approximately 430 basic scientists, engineers, clinicians, industrial practitioners, and entrepreneurs to discuss challenges and opportunities in neuromodulation.

The conference featured presentations by leaders and visionaries from academia, industry, and government in the fields of neuromodulation and spinal cord injuries. The event also included poster presentations and a full-day workshop. This year’s sessions included:

  • Translation of neuromodulation devices
  • Brain-computer interfaces
  • Targets for spinal cord stimulation
  • Regulatory and reimbursement considerations for spinal cord stimulation
  • Combination therapy to enhance spinal cord stimulation