UNC brain stimulation experts host inaugural conference

Flavio Frohlich, PhD, director of the Carolina Neurostimulation Center, hosted the first Carolina Neurostimulation Conference, a trainee-led event at UNC-Chapel Hill in May.

UNC brain stimulation experts host inaugural conference click to enlarge Flavio Frohlich, PhD, gives lecture at the inaugural Carolina Neurostimulation Conference

The Carolina Center for Neurostimulation hosted its inaugural Carolina Neurostimulation Conference in late May with keynote speakers Holly Lisanby, MD, from the National Institutes of Mental Health and Kaspar Schindler, MD, PhD, from Inselspital in Bern, Switzerland.

Over 150 attendees from four different continents gathered on campus to learn more about brain stimulation from experts in a variety of neurostimulation techniques, with over 40 attendees also presenting their own work at the poster session.

Based on the current representation of female scientists in the field, the organizers felt it was important to include a balanced gender representation in the speakers and are proud to have achieved that goal.

While the Carolina Center for Neurostimulation is directed by Flavio Frohlich, PhD, the conference was entirely trainee organized, allowing leadership opportunities for postdocs, graduate students, research staff, and undergraduate students within the Center. The conference would not have been possible without generous donations from UNC-affiliated groups, such as the Department of Psychiatry, and from external sponsors such as Neurophet and Brain Vision. 

Frohlich, a member of the UNC Neuroscience Center, is associate professor of psychiatry with joint appointments in the departments of biomedical engineering and cell biology and physiology.

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