5th International Brain Stimulation Conference
18–22 February 2023
Before travelling to the conference, please familiarise yourself with the Covid-19 requirements for Portugal which Elsevier will be following. The current country guidelines can be found here. We still request that anyone who has tested positive for Covid-19, or is under any self-quarantine orders does not attend the conference.
2023 programme snapshot
18 Feb | Industry sponsored workshops
19 Feb | Early registration | Industry sponsored workshops
20 Feb | Registration | Plenary lectures | Symposia | Poster sessions | Industry sponsored workshops
21 Feb | Plenary lectures | Symposia | Poster sessions | Industry sponsored workshops | Conference dinner
22 Feb | Plenary lectures | Symposia | Poster sessions | Poster awards | Industry sponsored workshops
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The field of brain stimulation continues to undergo phenomenal 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 fifth 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, Vancouver in 2019 and most recently Charleston in 2021.
This meeting will continue the integrative multidisciplinary 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 ample opportunity to discuss the science that is driving advances in this field.
Topics will include:
- Animal models
- Brain-computer interface
- 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
Additional benefits to attending an Elsevier conference!
After two years of working with virtual platforms, we are all looking forward to returning to face to face conferences and networking with our peers. Learning from our experiences over this time, we shall be utilizing our online event platform, to offer even more benefits to our physical attendees.
- Attendees will be able to view posters (abstracts, pdf’s and video pitches) one week prior to the conference - in addition to the traditional poster boards at the in person event.
- Symposium presenters will be given the opportunity to pre-record their presentation, and these will be made available immediately after the conference (to registered attendees only), to allow delegates to watch any sessions they missed, and watch again at their leisure.
Mark S. George, Editor-in-Chief, Brain Stimulation, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
Harold A. Sackeim, Founding Editor, Brain Stimulation, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA