Non-invasive Transcranial Electrical Brain Stimulation Workshops
6th-7th November 2019, Shanghai, China
Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
Transcranial Electric Stimulation (tES) is a noninvasive brain stimulation method with strong potentiality in the field of clinical and neuroscientific research. There are different techniques of tES: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), transcranial Alternate Current Stimulation (tACS) and transcranial Random Noise Stimulation (tRNS), which have been developed and been rapidly embraced during the last decade. Most recently, the novel approach of Temporally Interfering Electric Stimulation (TIES) offers the potential of selectively stimulating deep brain structures. These tES methods provide a varied set of tools for clinicians and researchers.
This workshop is prepared with the help of colleagues from the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation (CNBS) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School (http://www.tmslab.org). Many experienced researchers are invited to give the presentations to familiarize participants with the fundamentals of the theoretical and practical aspects of tES. The theoretical considerations will include lectures on safety, mechanisms of action, and application in research settings, including the applications in aging, epilepsy, cognitive function, movement disorders, pain and etc. The practical considerations will include sessions on device set-up and parameters for experimental utilization. Regulatory aspects of the use of tES in research, with a particular focus on tDCS, will also be addressed.
This workshop will provide from basic to advanced knowledge of tES technologies, as well as its application in basic science and clinical researches to the audience. So researchers in basic neuroscience field and clinical doctors with previous experience in the use of tES and those with no previous experience but with strong interests in tES are both welcomed and can be benefited by completing the workshop.