Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Think Tank

One-Day Zoom Meeting

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Deep Brain Stimulation Think Tank VII Sept 5, 2019  (one day zoom meeting).

Dr. Michael Okun and Dr. Kelly Foote wear surgical masks and doctors clothing and stare at a screen.

Thank you to everyone who joined us during an all day zoom meeting of the 7th annual think tank on Thursday Sept 5, 2019. 

We will publish the 7th annual proceedings and will have a special issue of Frontiers of Neuroscience for all of your cutting-edge DBS work. We hope you will consider submitting to our issue.  Our goal on the Frontiers issue is rapid review and publication!

Agenda with Videos

This year’s deep brain stimulation think tank brought together 100 of the top minds in the field of neuromodulation.  The key note speaker will be Scott Barry Kaufman author of Wired to Create.

We are excited to announce that in addition to the proceedings paper your individual papers can be submitted to Frontiers in Neuroscience under the topic: “Deep Brain Stimulation Think Tank: Updates in Neurotechnology and Neuromodulation Research.” The papers will be rapidly reviewed.  The editors are Drs James Giordano, Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora and Michael Okun.

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Thursday Sept 5, 2019

Industry Blitz

8:00 – 9:00 AM with Questions
Where is the future going?
Abbott, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Others

Ethico-legal Issues in Deep Brain Stimulation: The IEEE Neuroethics Guidelines: Minding The Double Sided Blade of Cutting Edge Neurotechnology

Moderator: James Giordano, PhD., Georgetown; Brief intro IEEE updates

James Giordano

9:00-9:20 AM IIEE Neuroethics Updates
9:20-9:30 Questions 

Personality and Neuroethics in Parkinson’s Disease DBS

Cynthia Kubu, PhD., Cleveland Clinic
9:30 – 9:50 AM
9:50 – 10:00 AM Questions 

Updates on the NIH Brain Initiative on Neuroethical Issues

Lauren Sankary, JD., Cleveland Clinic
10:00 – 10:20 AM
10:20 – 10:30 AM Questions

Neuroethics of DBS in Mexico and around the World

Karen Herrera-Ferrá, PhD., Mexican Association of Neuroethics
10:30 -10:50 AM
10:50 -11:00 AM Discussion

Mixed Augmented Virtual Reality

Moderator: Cameron McIntyre, PhD., Case Western

Using Virtual Reality with LFP Acquisition

11:00 – 11:20 AM
11:20 – 11:30 AM Questions
Nanthia Suthana, PhD., UCLA

 Using Virtual Reality for Patient Engagement

11:30 – 11:50 AM
11:50 AM – 12:00 PM Questions
Leslie Schlachter, PA-C, Mt. Sinai, NY

Holographic DBS

12:00 – 12:20 PM
12:20 – 12:30 PM Questions
Cameron McIntyre, PhD., Case Western

12:30 – 1:00 PM Lunch Break

Emerging Targets and Multiple DBS Targeting

Moderator: Alfonso Fasano, M.D., University of Toronto

Clinical trials for deep brain stimulation: Current state of affairs

1:00 – 1:20 PM
1:20 – 1:30 PM Questions
Andres Lozano M.D., PhD., University of Toronto

Emerging DBS Targets in Motor Disorders

1:30 – 1:50 PM (6:30PM London)
1:50 – 2:00 PM Questions
Thomas Foltynie, M.D., University College London

Using Multiple DBS Targets

2:00 – 2:20 PM
2:20 -2:30 PM Questions
Alfonso Fasano, M.D., University of Toronto

The Intersection of Optogenetics and DBS

Moderator: Annabelle Singer PhD., Georgia Tech

“The ‘Inner Chamber’: Thalamic physiology in preclinical models of autism”

2:30 – 2:50PM
2:50 – 3:00 PM Questions
Audry Brumback, M.D., PhD., UT Austin

Neural Circuit Mechanisms of Memory Retrieval: Toward Mechanistic Insight & Therapeutic Targets

3:00 – 3:20 PM
3:20 – 3:30 PM Questions
Priya Rajasethupathy, PhD., Rockefeller University

Optogenetic STN Deep Brain Stimulation

3:30 – 3:50 PM
3:50 – 4:00 PM Questions
Warren Grill, PhD., Duke

Closed Loop DBS Clinical

Moderator: Ayse Gunduz PhD.

Adaptive DBS in Parkinson’s disease – short term studies

4:00 – 4:20 PM
4:20 – 4:30 PM Questions
Simon Little, PhD, UCL

Sensing and closed loop stimulation using the Summit RC+S platform: early experience

4:30 – 4:50 PM
4:50 – 5:00 PM Questions
Ro’ee Gilron, PhD., UCSF

Combining Directional DBS and Physiology Toward a Closed Loop Approach

5:00 – 5:20 PM
5:20 -5:30 PM
Gerd Tinkhauser, M.D., PhD (University of Oxford; University of Bern)

StereoEEG and Deep Brain Stimulation

Moderator: Samer Sheth, MD PhD., Baylor

Using sEEG to identify targets for 4-lead DBS in childhood secondary dystonia

5:30 – 5:50 PM
5:50 – 6:00 PM
Terry Sanger, M.D., University of Southern California

A personalized circuit-based approach to the treatment of major depression: moving toward closed-loop therapies

6:00 – 6:20 PM
6:20 – 6:30 PM
Katherine Scangos. M.D., PhD. UCSF

Use of SEEG for early evaluation of novel targets and indications

6:30 – 6:50 PM
6:50 – 7:00 PM
Jonathan Miller, M.D., Case Western

Using Local Field Potentials in DBS Research

Moderator: Harrison Walker, UAB

DBS Local Evoked Potentials

7:00 – 7:20 PM (Australia time 14 hours forward; start 8:30 AM)
7:20 – 7:30 PM Questions
Wes Thevasthasan, M.D., University of Melbourne

Multimodal evoked potentials elicited by DBS

7:30 – 7:50 PM
7:50 – 8:00 PM
Harrison Walker, M.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Neuronal Sources of Evoked Potentials

8:00 – 8:20 PM
8:20 -8:30 PM Questions
Warren Grill, PhD., Duke University 


Previous Think Tank Published Proceedings:

7th Annual Proceedings of the DBS Think Tank

6th Annual Proceedings of the DBS Think Tank

5th Annual Proceedings of the DBS Think Tank

4th Annual Proceedings of the DBS Think Tank

3rd Annual Proceedings of the DBS Think Tank

2nd Annual Proceedings of the DBS Think Tank