Right before year-end 2013, leading experts in transcranial electrical stimulation convened in New York City for the inaugural NYC Neuromodulation Conference. Three Burke Medical Research Institute researchers were among the speakers and panelists invited from around the world. Dylan Edwards, Ph.D., P.T., gave a lecture on “Frontiers of tDCS for motor systems rehabilitation in stroke;” Mar Cortes, M.D., moderated an interactive panel on optimized procedures for tDCS in stroke; and Jason Carmel, M.D., Ph.D., moderated a panel on non-invasive brain stimulation in pediatrics. BMRI has long been a pioneer in neurostimulation research.
Awards were announced at the end of the conference, and BMRI was delighted to take home two: a Young Investigator Award, for prominent neuromodulation research from young investigators, went to Dr. Cortes; and the Clinical Award, for advancement of neuromodulation clinical trials, went to Dr. Edwards.
The sold-out conference, held at the City College of New York, was attended by clinicians, researchers, and students eager to learn about cutting edge research, emerging technologies, and clinical applications related to brain stimulation. Clinical topics included stroke, schizophrenia, epilepsy, obesity, pain, and neuroenhancement.