Carolina Neurostimulation Conference

Join international experts in psychology, biology, and engineering for the second annual Carolina Neurostimulation Conference (CNC) in Chapel Hill, NC, USA. Students, professionals, and clinicians from all fields are warmly invited to learn about the growing field of neurostimulation, which holds promising research avenues for psychiatric and clinical treatments. This conference will feature breakout sessions with talks from authorities in network dynamics, brain stimulation, and modeling and analysis, as well as a poster session and transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) workshop preceding the event. Travel awards will be available for trainees and junior scientists.

When Jun 04, 2019 04:00 PM to
Jun 06, 2019 03:00 PM
Where Koury Oral Health Sciences
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JUNE 4TH (TUESDAY)
4:00 - 5:00PM REGISTRATION
5:30 - 6:30PM Public Lecture: Speaking the Language of the Brain Dr. Flavio Frohlich (UNC at Chapel Hill)

JUNE 5TH (WEDNESDAY)
8:00 - 9:00AM REGISTRATION
9:00 - 10:00AM Keynote Address Dr. Linda Carpenter (Brown University)
10:00 - 10:30AM COFFEE BREAK
Session 1 - State of the Art Clinical Applications of Brain Stimulation
10:30 - 11:10AM Transcranial alternating current and random noise stimulation: Ready for clinical practice? Dr. Andrea Antal (Gottingen University Medical School)
11:10 - 11:50AM Optimizing TMS targets for depression using the human-brain connectome Dr. Michael Fox (Harvard Medical School)
11:50AM - 1:00PM LUNCH (Provided)
1:00 - 1:40PM Neural Decoding and Control of Mood to Treat Neuropsychiatric Disorders Dr. Maryam Shanechi (University of Southern California)
1:40 - 2:20PM Non-invasive brain stimulation, monoaminergic neurotransmission and neuroplasticity Dr. Georg Kranz (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
2:20 - 2:40PM COFFEE BREAK
Session 2 - Mechanisms Underlying Brain Stimulation in Computational and Animal Models
2:40 - 3:20PM Biophysically Principled Neural Modeling of EEG Signals to Study the Circuit Level Impact of Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation. Dr. Stephanie Jones (Brown University)
3:20 - 4:00PM Vagus nerve stimulation as a potential adjuvant to auditory training in rodent models of autism Dr. Crystal Engineer (The University of Texas at Dallas)
4:00 - 4:20PM COFFEE BREAK

JUNE 6TH (THURSDAY)
8:00 - 9:00AM REGISTRATION
Session 3 - Causal Probing of Cognitive Function Using Neurostimulation
9:00 - 9:40AM Using TMS to Identify Compensatory Networks in Aging Dr. Simon Davis (Duke University)
9:40 - 10:20AM Deep brain stimulation for psychiatric disorders Dr. Suzanne Haber (University of Rochester Medical Center)
10:20 - 10:40AM COFFEE BREAK 
10:40 - 11:20AM Intracranial Electrochemistry - real-time monitoring of dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine in conscious humans Dr. Kenneth Tucker Kishida (Wake Forest University)
11:20AM - 12:00PM Using concurrent neuroimaging and noninvasive brain stimulation to understand cognitive processes Dr. Gregor Thut (University of Glasgow)
12:00 - 1:10PM LUNCH (Provided) 
Session 4 - Novel Neurostimulation Technologies
1:10 - 1:50PM Brain stimulation with a chronically implanted endovascular stent-based electrode array Dr. David Grayden (Melbourne University)
1:50 - 2:30PM Non-invasive deep brain stimulation via Temporally Interfering electric fields. Dr. Nir Grossman (Imperial College London)
2:35 - 2:50PM COFFEE BREAK 1:50 - 2:30PM Stimulation on Demand: Developing closed-loop deep brain stimulation systems Dr. Aysegul Gunduz (University of Florida)
1:50 - 2:30PM Low-Intensity Transcranial Focused Ultrasound with Neurotherapeutic and Diagnostic Potentials Dr. Seung-Schik Yoo (Harvard Medical School)
4:20 - 5:00PM Preclinical studies of vagus nerve stimulation as a potential adjunct to exposure-based therapies Dr. Christa McIntyre (The University of Texas at Dallas)
5:00 - 5:40PM Optogenetic stimulation of interneurons to modulate decision making and emotional behaviors. Dr. Vikaas Sohal (University of California San Francisco)
6:00PM - Reception, Poster session with light refreshments

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