The International Symposium on Translational Research in Brain Stimulation: Neuro-technology, Neuroimaging and Neuroscience was held at Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 18-21 September, 2018.

After over 20 years clinical application of deep brain stimulation, there are still unmet challenges; the mechanisms by which it modulates the human brain network are unclear and there is a need to develop more advanced stimulation strategies. The future of deep brain stimulation requires multidisciplinary collaboration aiming for intelligent, precise, programmable neuromodulation technologies. Artificial intelligence, wearable, nano-sensor, and big data analysis techniques will promote rapid advances in the field. The clinical postoperative management moved from current hospital-oriented to family or community-based remote rehabilitation, and its clinical indications extend from movement disorders and degenerative neurological diseases to psychiatric and autonomic nervous system diseases. Technology research in intelligent stimulation and neuroimaging will enable more precise and specific neuromodulation.

The symposium aimed to promote cross-disciplinary collaboration among neuroscience, technology and clinical research in the field of modulating the human brain.

Workshops, 18-19 September, 2018

Workshop 1: Lead-DBS: A toolbox facilitating Deep Brain Stimulation electrode reconstructions and neuromodulation with neuroimaging, led by Dr. Andreas Horn

Workshop 2: Introduction to Magnetoencephalography (MEG) –
From your research question to the MEG answer
, led by Dr. Markus Butz

The International Symposium on Translational Research in Brain Stimulation: Neuro-technology, Neuroimaging and Neuroscience, 20-21 September 2018

Day1: 20th September, 2018

Time Speakers Tittle
8:30-9:00 Opening
Session 1: Advances in neuro-technologies
9:00-9:40 Jianfeng Feng Translational Research in Brain and Brain-inspired Intelligence
9:40-10:20 Luming Li Technology advances in deep brain stimulation
10:20-10:40 Break
10:40-11:20 Simon See Artificial intelligence technology for biomedicine
11:20-12:00 Yajie Qin Brain chip for neuromodulation
12:00-13:30 Lunch & Poster session
Session 2: Advances in deep brain neuromodulation strategies
13:30-14:10 Peter Brown Adaptive control of dynamic physiology in movement disorders
14:10-14:50 Huiling Tan Towards closed loop DBS foressential tremor based on ViM LFPs
14:50-15:10 Break
15:10-15:50 Andreas Horn Toward Connectomic Deep Brain Stimulation
15:50-16:30 Dong Song Toward a Clinical Hippocampal Memory Prosthesis
16:30-17:10 Carl Saab Microscale and Macroscale Brain Dynamics in Pain
17:10-18:00 Scholarship Presentation Five-minute presentation Poster Awards
18:00-21:00 Banquet Research Networking

Day2: 21st September, 2018

TimeSpeakers Title
Session 3: Deep brain stimulation for psychiatricand cognitive disorders
9:00-9:40Helen Mayberg Iterative Strategies to Refineand Optimize DBS for Depression
9:40-10:20 Bomin Sun Deep brain stimulation for psychiatric disorders
10:20-10:40Break
10:40-11:20Jianguo ZhangSTN and/or GPi stimulation for Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and Tourette syndrome
11:20-12:00Valerie VoonSubthalamic stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder
12:00-13:30Lunch
Session 4: Translational Advances
13:30-14:10Jianghong HeNeurophysiological and neuroimaging research in neuromodulation for minimal consciousness state
14:10-14:50Alex GreenFrom deep brain stimulation to autonomic neuromodulation
14:50-15:10Break
15:10-15:50Markus ButzScrutinizing the effects of DBS on cortical activity using MEG
15:50-16:30Xintian HuNon-human primate model in Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and depression and neuromodulationtreatment
16:30-17:10Edmund RollsBrain mechanisms of depression, the orbitofrontal cortex, and implications for treatment
17:10-17:50Shouyan WangTranslational research in brain stimulation toward advanced technologyand mechanism research
Time Speakers Tittle
Session 3: Deep brain stimulation for psychiatricand cognitive disorders
9:00-9:40 HelenMayberg Iterative Strategies to Refine and Optimize DBS for Depression
9:40-10:20 BominSun Deep brain stimulation for psychiatric disorders
10:20-10:40 Break
10:40-11:20 Jianguo Zhang STN and/or GPi stimulation for Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and Tourette syndrome
11:20-12:00 Valerie Voon Subthalamic stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder
12:00-13:30 Lunch
Session 4: TranslationalAdvances
13:30-14:10 Jianghong He Neurophysiological and neuroimaging research in neuromodulation for minimal consciousness state
14:10-14:50 Alex Green From deep brain stimulation to autonomic neuromodulation
14:50-15:10 Break
15:10-15:50 MarkusButz Scrutinizing the effects of DBS on cortical activity using MEG
15:50-16:30 XintianHu Non-human primate model in Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and depression and neuromodulation treatment
16:30-17:10 EdmundRolls Brain mechanisms of depression, the orbitofrontal cortex, and implications for treatment.
17:10-17:50 Shouyan Wang Translational research in brain stimulation toward advanced technology and mechanism research

I think the conference provided a good mix of basic and clinical neuroscience and the associated engineering and computer science to engage the community and frame the scope of the problems to solve and the scientific opportunities for collaboration. The mix of local and foreign participants and speakers was a real plus. The time for students to present posters a great opportunity for dialogue. Think the meeting was a success.

It was a wonderful listening to the excellent list of speakers and I am thankful to the organising committee to let me participate in it. All the arrangements were exceptionally good, congrats to the ground team on that. “

” I want to say, it was really a great and very inspiring conference, as well as the accompanying workshop was. There were besides excellent talks many opportunities for netwroking and this was very good.