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

Clinical Trial Will Explore Neurostimulation for Amputation Pain

Nov. 8, 2018 - International Neuromodulation Society member Erika Petersen, MD, was interviewed about a clinical trial to investigate neurostimulation for amputation pain, which is taking place at 20 U.S. centers. (Fox 16)

Outpatient Reimbursement Rate Set by CMS for Visual Prosthetic

Nov. 8, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) set a 2019 outpatient-procedure reimbursement rate for Second Sight Medical's Argus II retinal prosthesis system of $152,500. (Mass Device)

Researchers Publish Research Into Brain Activity Patterns Associated with Mood Changes

Nov. 8, 2018 - A study published in Cell provides data indicating brain network activity associated with mood change. (Scientific American)

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Study Explores Effect on Chronic Low Back Pain

Nov. 8, 2018 - In a randomized, crossover, double-blind, sham-controlled pilot study in the Journal of Pain, presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, researchers investigated transcranial alternating current stimulation to target and enhance alpha oscillations in the somatosensory cortex of people with chronic lower back pain. (EurekAlert)

U.K. Man's Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome Improved with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Nov. 8, 2018 - A news feature describes the experience of a man who had complex post-traumatic stress syndrome for 24 years, which improved through repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation. (Yorkshire Post)

Health Canada Approves Marketing of Patient Controller for Sacral Neuromodulation System

Nov. 7, 2019 - Health Canada has approved marketing of an external trial system for Axonics Modulation Technologies' rechargeable sacral neuromodulation system. (Business Wire)

Amputee's Prosthetic Hand Provides a Sense of Touch

Nov. 6, 2018 - An article describes the experience of the first hand amputee to receive a prosthesis that interfaces with sensory nerves to provide a sense of touch and grasp force. (FIU News)

Presentations Feature Neural Prosthetic and Rehabilitation Research

Nov. 6, 2018 - Presentations at the Society for Neuroscience dealt with neural stimulation systems for prosthetics and rehabilitation training to address blindness, amputation, stroke, and hand paralysis. (Science Daily)

Vestibular Electrical Stimulation is Being Explored to Restore Balance to Military Veterans

Nov. 5, 2018 - Researchers studying the effect of vestibular electrical stimulation on military veterans with balance deficits added an electrical noise pattern. They compared vets with healthy subjects to explore the potential therapeutic approach. (Science Daily)

Case Report Presents an Investigation of Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation to Arose an Unconscious Patient

Nov. 3, 2018 - Researchers in China report on trigeminal nerve stimulation to arose an unconscious patient. (Brain Stimulation)

A Reimbursement Coverage Decision Will Affect Phrenic Nerve Stimulation in an Outpatient Setting

Nov. 6, 2018 - The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services plans to extend a reimbursement, for phrenic nerve stimulation for central sleep apnea, into an outpatient setting, beginning in January 2019. (Sleep Review Magazine)


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