3rd International Brain Stimulation Conference


This conference is organised by Elsevier

Supporting Publication

Brain Stimulation

Conference deadlines

Abstract submission deadline: 21 September 2018

Early registration deadline: 30 November 2018

Programme Committee

    Co-Chair: Mark S. George

    Editor-in-Chief, Brain Stimulation, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA

    In  1995 Dr. George, a South Carolina native, returned to Charleston and built a  campus-wide research brain imaging division and the brain stimulation  laboratory in the Department of Psychiatry. As an undergraduate student in philosophy at Davidson College, Dr. George began studying the relationship  between mind and brain, or brain/behavior relationships.

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    Co-Chair: Harold A. Sackeim, PhD

    Founding Editor, Brain Stimulation, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA

    Dr. Harold A. Sackeim is Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry and Radiology, College of Physicians and  Surgeons, Columbia University.  He served  as Chief of the Department of Biological Psychiatry at the New York State Psychiatric Institute for 25 years. He is also the founding Editor of the journal, Brain  Stimulation: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation.

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    Marom Bikson

    The City College of New York, NY, USA

    Marom Bikson, is a Cattell Professor of Biomedical Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY) of the City University of New York (CUNY) and co-Director of the Neural Engineering Group at the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering.

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    Paul Fitzgerald, MBBS, PhD

    Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, The Alfred and Monash University Central Clinical School, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Professor  Paul Fitzgerald is Professor of Psychiatry, Deputy Director and Consultant  Psychiatrist at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, a joint research  centre of Monash University and the Alfred Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.

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    Zelma Kiss, MD, PhD,

    University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

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    Randolph J. Nudo, PhD

    University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, USA

    Randolph J. Nudo, Ph.D. is Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, the Marian Merrell Dow Distinguished Professor in Aging, and Director of the Landon Center on Aging.

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    John Rothwell, PhD

    University College London, Queen Square, London, UK

    After a PhD at the University of London, John Rothwell, became a Senior  Scientist in the MRC Human Movement and Balance Unit at   the Institute of  Neurology.

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    Josep Valls-Solé, MD

    Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona, Spain

    Born near Barcelona, 65 years ago, I am presently a  Senior Consultant in the Neurology Department of the Hospital Clinic of  Barcelona, Spain, Professor and Teaching Coordinator for Neurology at the  University of Barcelona, Head of the Research Group of Neurophysiology of the IDIBAPS, Scientific Advisor for the Institute Guttmann of Neurorehabilitation,  Associate Editor for the journal Clinical Neurophysiology Practice and Deputy  Editor for Brain Stimulation.

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    Vincent Walsh, PhD

    University College London, London, UK

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    Ulf Ziemann, MD

    University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany

    Director  of the Department of Neurology and Stroke, and Hertie-Institute for Clinical  Brain Research, University of Tuebingen, Germany. Special expertise: Motor  cortex excitability and plasticity, motor learning, non-invasive brain  stimulation.

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    Local Organizing Committee

    • Committee Chair: Fidel Vila-Rodriguez, MD, FAPA, FRCPC, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Canada
      Interests: Clinician scientist, psychiatrists, clinical trials and study of biomarkers, imager. rTMS, ECT, tDCS and ECS.
    • Lara Boyd, PT, PhD, Professor, Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia, Canada
      Interests: Mechanistic studies using TMS as a probe; motor system; also imaging (DTI and fMRI). Stroke, PD are main areas of interest.
    • Doris J. Doudet, PhD, Professor, Dept. Medicine/Neurology, University of British Columbia, Canada
      Interests: Basic scientist, animal/NHP studies in neurology (PD) but also in depression. ECS, TMS. PET imager
    • Faranak Farzan, PhD, School of Mechatronic Systems Engineering, Simon Fraser University, Canada, Chair in Technology Innovation for Youth Addiction Recovery and Mental Health
      Interests: Electrical engineer, neurophysiologist: TMS-EEG, but also neurophysiological studies in the context of other
    • Martin McKeown, MD, BEng, FRCPC, Professor, Neurology, Purdy Pavillion University Hospital, Canada
      Interests: Clinician-scientist, neurologist, expertise in PD. galvanic nerve stimulation, some TMS. neuroimager.