Overarching Theme Helsinki 2024:
Neuromodulation: advances and opportunities in neurological diseases
Our overarching theme is ‘Neuromodulation: advances and opportunities in neurological diseases’ and we have put together a range of workshops and plenary sessions addressing this subject. Leading specialists will tackle hot topics in invasive and non-invasive neuromodulation in movement and cognitive disorders, chronic pain, and refractory epilepsy.
The current state and future directions of neuromodulation will be addressed with relevant questions such as which techniques are available as diagnostic tools or therapeutic interventions; how to precisely target specific cortical regions, deep brain structures and head nerves for therapeutic purposes; and how to advance neuromodulation into new areas of neurology such as chronic minimally conscious state or limb prosthesis.
The overarching theme will be the focus of several sessions, with something for every category of participant, from trainees to specialists, for both clinicians and scientists.
Non-invasive brain stimulation: Current state of the art
- Which techniques are available as diagnostic or therapeutic interventions?
- Targeting deep brain structures for movement disorders
- Treatment of cognitive impairment
Advancement of neuromodulation into new areas of neurology
- Invasive and non-invasive sensory feedback in upper limb prostheses
- Non-invasive Stimulation of Peripheral Nerves using Temporally-Interfering Electrical Fields
- Neuromodulation for chronic minimally conscious state
Invasive neuromodulation: Hot topics and future directions
- Deep brain stimulation for the treatment of Movement Disorders
- Focused Ultrasound for the treatment of tremor and Parkinson’s disease
- Vagal nerve and deep brain stimulation for the treatment of refractory epilepsy
- Spinal cord stimulation for the treatment of chronic pain