neural interfaces conference Diskobolos (the discus thrower) with neural interface equipment
By the National Institutes of Health

We are pleased to announce the 38th Neural Interfaces Conference will be held at the InterContinental Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio from June 16-18, 2008We are pleased to announce the 38th Neural Interfaces Conference will be held at the InterContinental Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio from June 16-18, 2008
Our event has gone mobile! We strongly encourage you to download our mobile guide to enhance your experience at the Neural Interfaces Conference 2012. You'll be able to plan your day with a personalized schedule and browse exhibitors, posters, maps and general show info. You can visit the webpage at

1. Download Guidebook on the Apple App store or Android Marketplace
2. Visit from your phone's browser
3. Tap "download guides"
4. Search for 'NIC 2012"

Abstracts: abstract submission is closed, but we are pleased to announce that we received a 30% increase in abstracts over NIC 2010.  We will be using a web-based abstract/program book and will provide details on accessing the book when the book has been compiled.  We will also provide a CD that contains abstracts.
Lodging: hotel accommodations are still available at the Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown Hotel (see link for more information).
Registration materials: NIC registrants can pick up registration materials in the Marriott hotel Sunday morning (June 17) starting at 10:00am.
USTAR event: there is still some seating available for the Sunday (June 17) USTAR event (see ‘Scientific Program’ link for program and details). Contact Richard Normann ( for an invitation.

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.

Headquarters Hotel:

Please click on the link below for more information about the Headquarters Hotel.

• Salt Lake City Marriott Downtown Hotel
Please click on the link above to view more information about the Marriott. To make a reservation and obtain the conference rate, please complete the online registration form.

Sponsorship Information:
Richard A. Normann, PhD

Conference Co-Chairs:
Richard A. Normann, Ph.D. and Florian Solzbacher, Ph.D., University of Utah


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