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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What is Neuromodulation?

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

Breaking News Share

Project Seeks to Develop an Adaptive Brain-Stimulation System for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Oct. 8, 2018 - Baylor College of Medicine is seeking research participants for an 18-month research study to classify symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder and other mood states to develop an adaptive deep brain stimulation to treat the condition. (Baylor College of Medicine)

Article Describes Cluster Headache Patient in the United Kingdom Receiving a Neurostimulation Device Designed for Occipital Nerve Stimulation

Oct. 8, 2018 - International Neuromodulation Society member Ashish Gulve, MD, was quoted in an article in which his patient describes receiving occipital nerve stimulation in the UK for chronic cluster headache. He used a device that targets stimulation therapy to branches of the occipital nerve, the trigeminocervical complex. (Daily Mail)

Project Pursues an Electrical Stimulation System for Use after CNS Injury

Oct. 5, 2018 - A research project aims to develop an electrical stimulation system to use during the first two weeks or so following central nervous system injury, to enhance activity-dependent plasticity. The intent is to improve functional recovery in a relatively inexpensive fashion that could be adapted following spine injury or stroke. The project at Loyola University in Illinois is being supported by a $500,000 charitable grant. (EurekAlert)


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