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, mentorship, and chapter websites. The INS also provides information for patients and produces rolling news briefs about this rapidly evolving field.

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The INS Peer-Reviewed Journal

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. The journal also has social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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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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Meeting Proceedings Cover Updates in Emerging Technologies and Therapies for Deep Brain Stimulation

April 19, 2021 - Proceedings of the 8th annual Deep Brain Stimulation Think Tank, held virtually in September 2020, were published. The meeting covered updates in neurotechnology and neuromodulation. (Source: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience)

Data Reported in Pilot Trial of Peripheral Nerve Stimulation in Postoperative Pain

April 15, 2021 - A pilot study assessed acute postoperative pain and opioid consumption in patients who received percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation, compared to sham treatment. (Source: EurekAlert)

Pilot Trial Starts of Neuromodulation Device for Heart Failure

April 15, 2021 - Cardionomic, Inc. announced initial enrollment in Panama in a worldwide pilot study of its Cardionomic Pulmonary Neuromodulation System. The endovascular device stimulates the sympathetic nervous system via the pulmonary artery. The approach is based on early studies in which the stimulation increased cardiac contractility in chronic heart failure patients without significantly changing heart rate. (Source:

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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