2020 Agenda
8th Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Think Tank

Tuesday, September 1, 2020


8:00 AM – 10:00 AM


Industry Blitz

Moderators: Ayse Gunduz, PhD and Kelly D Foote MD

Where is the future going? Blitz Session

  • Abbott
  • Boston Scientific
  • Medtronic

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM


DBS beyond movement disorders: Ethico-legal issues of on-target, off-label use of DBS

Moderator: James Giordano, PhD., Georgetown

Opening DBS for Less Prevalent Diseases

James Giordano, PhD, Georgetown

Update on NIH Brain Initiative Funded Trials: Ethics of Closed Loop DBS

Gabe Lazarus, PhD., Baylor

Update on NIH Brain Initiative Funded Ethics DBS Project

Winston Chiong, MD, UCSF


12:30 PM – 2:30 PM


Impulsivity and Neuropsychiatric Aspects of DBS

Moderator: Casey Halpern, MD PhD, Stanford

Intracranial neurophysiological biomarkers of hypervigilance and fear in humans

Nanthia Suthana, PhD., UCLA

Development of Adaptive DBS for OCD

Wayne Goodman, M.D., Baylor

Closing the loop on impulsivity with deep responsive neurostimulation: past, present and future of BITES

Casey Halpern, MD, PhD., Stanford


3:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Depression DBS: Where can we go? Less versus more for DBS for depression

Moderator: Helen Mayberg, M.D., Mt. Sinai, NY

Baylor Preliminary Experience Depression DBS Trial

Sameer Sheth MD PhD, Baylor

UCSF Preliminary Experience from an Ongoing Depression Trial

Katherine Scangos, MD, UCSF

Less versus more in DBS for Depression

Helen Mayberg, MD, Mt. Sinai NY


5:30 PM – 7:00 PM


Key Note

  • Karl Deisseroth MD PhD, Stanford

Wednesday, September 2, 2020


10:00 AM – 12:00 PM


New Hardware, Software and Imaging Techniques: Too Much or too Little

Moderator: Chris Butson, PhD.

Aggregation of Imaging Data Using Lead DBS

Andreas Horn, PhD.

Utilizing multi-country imaging and clinical outcomes for neuromodulation

Kara Johnson, PhD, University of Utah

Predicting DBS Outcomes

Chris Butson, PhD, University of Utah


12:30 PM – 2:30 PM


Chronic Brain Sensing and Adaptive DBS

Moderator: Philip Starr, MD PhD

Chronic sensing and closed loop approaches in Parkinson’s

Philip Starr, MD PhD., UCSF

Closed-loop modulation and brain state tracking for epilepsy

Greg Worrell, MD, PhD., Mayo Clinic

Closed-loop DBS for refractory chronic pain

Prasad Shirvalkar, MD, PhD. UCSF


2:30 PM – 4:30 PM


Emerging Techniques for Deep Brain Stimulation

Moderator: Jens Volkmann, PhD.

Update on emerging technologies and deep brain stimulation

Jens Volkmann MD, PhD, University of Würzburg, Germany

Structural and functional network characterization for prediction of DBS patients

Muthuraman Muthuraman, PhD., Johannes-Gutenberg-University Hospital, Mainz, Germany

Local field potentials as biomarkers for DBS control and programming

Andrea Kühn, MD


5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


Neurotechnology and Neuroengineering in DBS Research

Moderator: Kevin Otto, PhD.

Real time recording of EEG and ECG using DBS electrodes

Luming Li, PhD, Tsinghua University

Model-based algorithms for optimizing DBS therapy

Matt Johnson, PhD, University of Minnesota

Engineering the neuronal response to electrical microstimulation

Kevin Otto, PhD., University of Florida