The International Neuromodulation Society

The Fastest-Growing, Worldwide Multidisciplinary Body Devoted to Building Knowledge of Neuromodulation

The International Neuromodulation Society (INS) is a non-profit group of clinicians, scientists and engineers dedicated to the scientific development and awareness of neuromodulation – the alteration of nerve activity through targeted delivery of a stimulus, such as electrical stimulation or chemical agents, to specific neurological sites in the body. The San Francisco-based INS was formed in 1989 and educates and promotes the field through meetings, its peer-reviewed journal Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, explanatory content, and chapter websites. The INS also provides information for patients and produces rolling news briefs about this rapidly evolving field.

The INS Peer-Reviewed Journal – 8 Issues a Year

The INS journal Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface has a growing Impact Factor and is indexed in Index Medicus, MEDLINE and Pubmed from its first issue in 1998. Members may log in to the members-only section to read the journal online.

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Medical Professionals can learn about various considerations concerning neuromodulation and clinic contacts. Once your preliminary questions have been answered, please use the Contact Us facility to find out more and to discuss specific objectives. Others may simply wish to join the INS and one of its related chapter societies, please use the Membership Application.

Clinical trials that involve a wide range of emerging neuromodulation approaches are listed on our Research page. Neuromodulation clinical trials address symptom control through nerve stimulation in such condition categories as:

If you are not a medical professional and you are searching for information about neuromodulation and how these types of treatment could benefit a specific condition such as treatment-resistant headache or other chronic pain syndromes, you may find the sections titled Therapies, About Neuromodulation or FAQs particularly helpful.

Members may log in and visit the members-only section’s Global Discussion Forum

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Study Explores Possibility of Nerve-Based Approach to Treat Obesity

March 22, 2018 - A presentation at the Society for Interventional Radiology conference described a safety study of a possible nerve-based approach to weight loss. During an office visit, 10 moderately to severely obese people had their posterior vagal trunk "frozen" by a probe for two minutes. They were followed for 90 days. The group averaged an overall weight loss of 3.6%. A larger, controlled clinical trial is planned. (ABC News)

New Stimulation System for Cluster Headache Implanted at U.K. Center

March 21, 2018 - International Neuromodulation Society member Ashish Gulve, MD, was quoted in an article that announced use of a new device for occipital nerve stimulation. The AnkerStim lead and neurostimulation system was used in a patient in the U.K. who has cluster headache. (Gazette)

Column Introduces a Neurostimulation Device for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

March 21, 2018 - An article describes a new device, available in Utah for moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, that is implanted on an outpatient basis. (The Spectrum)

Paper Documents a New Research Tool for Studying Brain Function

March 21, 2018 - Researchers studying a new class of temperature-sensitive cation-channel proteins have shown the so-called "thermogenetic tools" can be used to regulate activity of individual neurons in the brain through changes in temperature. The researchers think their laboratory findings, demonstrated in fruit flies, may help inform advances in deep brain stimulation. The findings were published in Scientific Reports. (Science Daily)

Preclinical Study Shows Improvements from Neurostimulation and Rehabilitation Following Spinal Cord Injury

March 19, 2018 - In a video interview, researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland demonstrate how spine-injured rats that received electrical stimulation and physiotherapy regained some ability to walk independently. An article explains the capability was regained through growth of new neural connections from their cerebral cortex -- as determined in three-dimensional microscopy. (Reuters)

Researchers Publish Findings About Neurostimulation in Spine-Injured Patients and Plan an Expanded Study

March 19, 2018 - Researchers have published findings of the effects of epidural spinal cord stimulation on blood pressure regulation in patients with spinal cord injury. They plan to expand the research and are recruiting 36 patients for a six-year study. The study will assess cardiovascular effects as well as motor rehabilitation. (Medical Express)

To see select neuromodulation news by category, as well as news about the INS in particular, please visit the Newsroom. To see archived news briefs dating back to January 2011, visit the News Archive.

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Last Updated on Monday, December 12, 2016 10:01 AM