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