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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Neuromodulation Award Submissions Open

Nov. 23, 2020 - The AAAS Science & PINS Prize for Neuromodulation 2021 has opened for submissions, which are due March 15, 2021. The prize is an award for "innovative research that modulates neural activity through physical (electrical, magnetic, optical) stimulation of targeted sites in the nervous system with implications for translational medicine." (Source: Science)

Researchers Investigate Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Nov. 23, 2020 - A study that is using transcranial magnetic stimulation for obsessive compulsive disorder was featured in a Brisbane newspaper, in an article that featured one participant and added that the study has room for more participants. (Source: Brisbane Times)

U.S. BRAIN Initiative Grants Include Funding for Neurostimulation Studies

Nov. 19, 2020 - The National Institutes of Health announced more than 175 grants, valued at nearly $500 million, through its Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative. The grants include efforts to improve sleep in people with Parkinson’s disease through deep brain stimulation; explore neural circuits involved in pain; and aid recovery of movement and bladder control after acute spinal cord injury. (Source: National Institutes of Health)

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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