2020 IEEE Brain Workshop on Advanced Neurotechnologies

IEEE Brain Initiative Workshop on Advanced NeuroTechnologies
Virtual – 22-23 October 2020 

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There is an increasing interest and need in the development and use of advanced neuroscience and neuromodulation technologies to monitor and control brain activities to treat a wide range of neurological disorders, including movement-related disorders, pain, epilepsy, and depression. Advancements in hardware precision and size, neural interfaces, digital tools, and our fundamental understanding of the nervous system in health and disease suggests that the field is primed to see rapid growth and innovation in the coming years.

The 2020 IEEE Brain Workshop on Advanced NeuroTechnologies will highlight the development of novel technological innovations, covering both invasive and non-invasive approaches. Following the spectrum of field advancements in hardware, neuroscience, and data science, the conference will focus on technologies that leverage these advancements and have demonstrated pre-clinical and clinical results in translational neural engineering.

Invited talks will be presented by internationally renowned experts in industry and academia. A poster session will provide presentation opportunities for young researchers. This workshop will provide a unique interactive and networking platform to encourage exchange of ideas with leading researchers and medical and industry professionals.

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Due to the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 IEEE Brain Workshop on Advanced Neurotechnologies will be offered in a virtual format to ensure a safe environment and to make participation possible for more people.

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Organizing Committee

Workshop Co-Chairs

Metin Akay, University of Houston
Paul Sajda, Columbia University

Program Co-Chairs

Cynthia Chestek, University of Michigan
Erika Ross, Abbott Neuromodulation

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Preliminary Program at a Glance

22 October 2020

Eastern Time Zone
8:45 am – 9:00 amOpening remarks• Metin Akay, University of Houston
• Paul Sajda, Columbia University
9:00 am – 10:30 amSymposium # 1
Probing the Network: New Approaches for Studying Mechanisms of Target Engagement
• Aaron Suminski, PhD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
• Kristl Vonck, MD, PhD, Ghent University
• Sarah “Holly” Hollingsworth Lisanby, MD, NIH/NIMH

11:00 am – 12:30 pmSymposium #2
Next Generation Hardware: New Approaches to Stimulation and Recording at the Neural Interface
• John A. Rogers, PhD, Northwestern University
• Polina Anikeeva, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
• Silvestro Micera, PhD, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

1:30 pm – 2:30 pmKeynote• Robert Greenberg, MD, PhD, Alfred Mann Foundation

23 October 2020

Eastern Time Zone
9:00 am – 10:00 amKeynote• Helen S. Mayberg, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
10:30 am – NoonSymposium # 3
Translational Neuroscience Trials: Early Clinical Data
• Alireza Gharabaghi, MD, University of Tübingen
• Monica A. Perez, PT, PhD, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
• Mark George, Medical University of South Carolina

1:00 pm – 2:30 pmSymposium # 4
Neural Data Science and Analytics

• Ritu Kapur, PhD, Verily Life Sciences
• Sridevi V. Sarma, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
• Sooyoon Shin, PhD, Cala Health

3:00 pm – 4:00 pmIndustry Panel

• Chris Berka, Advanced Brain Monitoring
• Felix Deku, PhD, Neuralink
• Amy Kruse, PhD, Sattva Science
• Ana Maiques, Neuroelectrics
• Martha Morrell, MD, NeuroPace
• Brian Pepin, Rune Labs

4:00 pm – 4:15 pmBest Poster Award Presentation
Closing Remarks
• Cynthia Chestek, University of Michigan
• Erika Ross, Abbott Neuromodulation


Blackrock Microsystems


Ripple Neuromed