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

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Research Program Will Focus on "Intelligent Bio-Interfaces"

Oct. 17, 2019 - The U.S. Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency announced a new five-year research program to develop technologies, including smart and adaptive neural interfaces, to help improve functional recovery following spine injury. (DARPA)

Study Investigates External Neurostimulation for Pain in Children with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Oct. 16, 2019 - A study investigated neurostimulation to the external ear to potentially reduce pain and improve well-being in children with irritable bowel syndrome. The auricular stimulation was delivered through percutaneous electrical nerve field stimulation. (Healio)

Paper Reviews Studies of Noninvasive Brain Stimulation for Migraine

Oct. 15, 2019 - A systemic review and meta-analysis of nine studies summarizes evidence about whether the intensity and frequency of migraine attacks may be decreased by noninvasive brain stimulation of the motor cortex. (Neurology Advisor)

Teenager with Tourette Syndrome Turns to Deep Brain Stimulation

Oct. 15, 2019 - A 17-year-old student who has Tourette syndrome gave a public talk about his experience, which includes pursuing access to deep brain stimulation to potentially address bothersome symptoms. (Iowa State Daily)


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