4th International Brain Stimulation Conference
6–9 December 2021
Charleston, South Carolina, USA
We are still planning on an in-person meeting. The recent Covid omicron variant will likely not affect US or likely Canadian registrants although it may make international travel more challenging.
We have over 690 registrants!! And the sizzling science will still happen. We are not able to convert this to an on-line access or online meeting. Some of the oral presentations may need to be by video. All 30 industry groups will still be here.
In terms of COVID requirements: We will still require proof of vaccination and will have mask wearing and social distancing. The weather forecast is for clear skies with highs in the 60’s Fahrenheit (20C), allowing for outdoor coffee breaks and lunches.
We do not require a recent COVID test if you are vaccinated. However, if you want a COVID test, here is a link to a testing site next to the hotel.
We look forward to seeing you next week.
As you know, countries vary greatly in their vaccination rates and return to normalcy. We have been closely following developments with respect to the December meeting originally planned for Kyoto, Japan. Unfortunately, vaccination rates are proceeding slowly in Japan, and it is unlikely that Japan will be ready in time for the December meeting.
We are excited to announce that the 4th International Brain Stimulation Conference 2021 will be held in person in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina, USA. This change in venue will facilitate in-person networking and great discussion about the latest advances and controversies in this rapidly progressing field.
With appropriate COVID precautions, Charleston, South Carolina, is fully open for business, including hotels, meeting facilities, air and ground transportation, and restaurants.
Put this on your calendar today and we look forward to welcoming you to Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
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The field of brain stimulation continues to undergo remarkable growth. Brain stimulation methods are rapidly transforming research on brain mechanisms, from the molecular to the behavioral, and offer new approaches to therapeutics for brain disorders. In many ways, the field of brain stimulation represents a paradigm shift, augmenting and sometimes supplanting the dominant psychopharmacological approaches of the past several decades.
Currently, there are single theme meetings around the world that that are either technique or profession based or that limit the science of neuromodulation in other ways. This fourth international meeting, organized by Elsevier and sponsored by and integrated with the journal Brain Stimulation, continues in the tradition of the prior highly successful meetings – the first meeting was held in Singapore in 2015, then, Barcelona in 2017 and most recently Vancouver in 2019.
This meeting will continue the successful multidisciplinary broad approach of the prior meetings. Basic scientists will attend lectures by engineers and psychiatrists. Cognitive neuroscientists will mingle with neurosurgeons and brain modelling physicists. This fertile cross-disciplinary meeting will provide opportunity to discuss the science that is driving advances in this field.
Topics will include:
- Animal models
- Closed-loop or responsive stimulation
- Combining brain stimulation methods with brain imaging
- Computer modeling of brain stimulation methods
- Deep brain stimulation (DBS)
- Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)
- Focal pharmacology
- Novel neuromodulation techniques
- Plasticity of the nervous system
- Transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS)
- Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)
- Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
- Transcranial pulsed ultrasound (tPUS)
- Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)
- Basic neuroscience
- Clinical neurological applications
- Clinical psychiatric applications
- Cognitive and affective neuroscience