Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Think Tank

This years deep brain stimulation think tank will be held in Orlando, Florida on Sept. 4 – 6 and will bring 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.

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

Lowes Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal Studios, Orlando FL

“Equal presentation and discussion time”

Download Word Document of schedule.

The 3 Day Schedule

Wednesday Sept 4, 2019

Ethico-legal Issues in Deep Brain Stimulation

Moderator: James Giordano, PhD., Georgetown

Personality and Neuroethics in Parkinson’s Disease DBS

Time: 1:120PM
Cynthia Kubu, PhD., Cleveland Clinic

Updates on the NIH Brain Initiative on Neuroethical Issues

Time: 1:20PM-1:40PM
Laura Sankary, PhD., Cleveland Clinic

Neuroethics of DBS in Mexico and around the World

Time: 1:40-2PM
Karen Herrera-Ferrá, PhD., Mexican Association of Neuroethics
2-2:45PM Discussion

Break: 245PM-3PM

Mixed Augmented Virtual Reality

Moderator: Cameron McIntyre, PhD., Case Western

Using Virtual Reality with LFP Acquisition

Time: 3PM-3:20PM
Nanthia Suthana, PhD., UCLA

Using Virtual Reality for Patient Engagement

Time: 3:20PM-3:40PM
Leslie Schlachter, PA-C, Mt. Sinai, NY

Holographic DBS

Time: 3:40PM-4PM
Cameron McIntyre, PhD., Case Western
4:00-5:20PM Discussion

Dinner Key Note and Discussion

Time: 5:30PM-7:30PM

Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD., Author of Wired to Create and Ungifted

Based on psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman’s groundbreaking research and Carolyn Gregoire’s popular article in the Huffington Post, Wired to Create offers a glimpse inside the “messy minds” of highly creative people. Revealing the latest findings in neuroscience and psychology, along with engaging examples of artists and innovators throughout history, the book shines a light on the practices and habits of mind that promote creative thinking. Kaufman and Gregoire untangle a series of paradoxes – like mindfulness and daydreaming, seriousness and play, openness and sensitivity, and solitude and collaboration – to show that it is by embracing our own contradictions that we are able to tap into our deepest creativity.

With insights from the work and lives of Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Marcel Proust, David Foster Wallace, Thomas Edison, Josephine Baker, John Lennon, Michael Jackson, musician Thom Yorke, chess champion Josh Waitzkin, video-game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, and many other creative luminaries, Wired to Create helps us better understand creativity – and shows us how to enrich this essential aspect of our lives.

Scott’s latest book soon to come out:

A bold reimagining of Maslow’s famous hierarchy of needs—and new insights for living your most authentic, fulfilled, and connected life

When positive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman first discovered Maslow’s unfinished theory of transcendence, sprinkled throughout a cache of unpublished journals, he felt a deep resonance with his own work and life. In this groundbreaking book, Kaufman picks up where Maslow left off, unraveling the mysteries of his unfinished theory, and integrating these ideas with the latest research on attachment, connection, exploration, love, purpose and other building blocks of a life well lived.

Maslow’s model provides a roadmap for finding purpose and fulfillment–not by striving for money, success, or “happiness,” but by becoming the best version of ourselves, or what Maslow called self-actualization. Transcend reveals a level of human potential that’s even higher, which Maslow termed transcendence. Beyond individual fulfillment, this way of being—which taps into the whole person— connects us not only to our best self, but also to each other.

Thursday Sept 5, 2019

Breakfast: 7:30AM-8:30AM

Emerging Targets and Multiple DBS Targeting

Time: 8:30AM-10:30AM
Moderator: Alfonso Fasano, M.D., University of Toronto

Emerging DBS Targets in Non-motor Disorders

Time: 8:30AM-8:50AM
Andres Lozano M.D., PhD., University of Toronto

Emerging DBS Targets in Motor Disorders

Time: 8:50AM-9:10AM
Thomas Foltynie, M.D., University College London

Using Multiple DBS Targets

Time: 9:10AM-9:30AM
Alfonso Fasano, M.D., University of Toronto
9:30-10:20 AM Discussion

Break: 10:20-10:40AM

The Intersection of Optogenetics and DBS

Time: 10:30AM-12:30PM
Moderator: Annabelle Singer PhD., Georgia Tech

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

Time: 10:40AM-1100AM
Audry Brumback, M.D., PhD., UT Austin

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

Time: 11:00AM-11:20AM
Priya Rajasethupathy, PhD., Rockefeller University

Optogenetic STN Deep Brain Stimulation

Time: 11:20-11:40
Warren Grill, PhD., Duke
11:40-12:30PM Discussion

Long Networking Lunch: 12:30-1:50PM

Closed Loop DBS Clinical

Time: 1:50PM-5:30PM
Moderator: Ayse Gunduz PhD.

Adaptive DBS in Parkinson’s disease – short term studies

Time: 1:50PM-2:10PM
Simon Little, PhD, UCL

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

Time: 2:10PM-2:30PM
Ro’ee Gilron, PhD., UCSF

Combining Directional DBS and Physiology Toward a Closed Loop Approach

Time: 2:30-2:50PM
Gerd Tinkhauser, M.D., PhD (University of Oxford; University of Bern)
2:50-3:45PM Discussion

Break: 3:45-4PM

StereoEEG and Deep Brain Stimulation

Moderator: Samer Sheth, MD PhD., Baylor

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

Time: 4-4:20PM
Terry Sanger, M.D., University of Southern California

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

Time: 4:20-4:40PM
Katherine Scangos. M.D., PhD. UCSF

Use of SEEG for early evaluation of novel targets and indications

Time: 4:40PM-5:00PM
Jonathan Miller, M.D., Case Western
5:00-6PM Discussion

Networking Dinner: 6:15-8PM

Friday Sept 6, 2019

Breakfast: 7:00AM-8:00AM

Using Local Field Potentials in DBS Research

Time: 8:00AM-10:00AM
Moderator: Harrison Walker, UAB

DBS Local Evoked Potentials

Time: 8:00AM-8:20AM
Wes Thevasthasan, M.D., University of Melbourne

Cortical Evoked Potentials in DBS

Time: 8:20AM-8:40AM
Harrison Walker, M.D., University of Alabama

Neuronal Sources of Evoked Potentials

Warren Grill, PhD., Duke University
9:00AM-10AM Discussion

Break: 10:00AM-10:30AM

Industry Blitz: Where is the future going?

10 minutes to present
Time: 10:30AM-12:30PM

Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Neuropace, Others?

Time: 10:30-11:30AM
11:30-12:30PM Discussion

Lunch and Depart for Airport: 12:30-1:30PM

Previous Think Tank Published Proceedings:

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