The Neural Interfaces research community consists of investigators, supported by grants or contracts, who are working in areas that include functional neuromuscular/ electrical stimulation, auditory prosthesis, cortical prosthesis, neuromodulation, microelectrode array technology, brain computer/ machine interfaces and other related areas. The NIH DBS Consortium is an integral part of the Neural Interfaces research community and is a core group of multidisciplinary researchers funded under a series of NIH-sponsored programs to advance technological innovation and further understand the sites and/ or mechanisms of action of Deep Brain Stimulation.
The general structure of the conference calls for a focus on neuromodulation for day one; days 2 and 3 feature sessions on visual prostheses, brain-machine interfaces, and epilepsy treatment as well as sessions discussing basic questions of neural plasticity and modeling of the neural interface using mathematical and experimental techniques.
Attendance is anticipated by a diverse group of scientists, engineers, and clinicians, representing the basic and applied science aspects of neural interfaces. The integration of the Neural Prosthesis community and the DBS Consortium during this conference is expected to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and experience among groups involved in various stages of neural interface development.
Primary support for this conference is provided by the National Institutes of Health.
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• Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown Hotel
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Richard A. Normann, PhD
Richard A. Normann, Ph.D. and Florian Solzbacher, Ph.D., University of Utah