ASNR Satellite Symposium and Social

The National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation hosted a satellite symposium and social gathering to kick off the 2023 American Society of Neurorehabilitation annual meeting.  Both events were held on the campus of Medical University of South Carolina in College of Health Professions Building A, a ten-minute walk from the annual meeting's venue at the Francis Marion Hotel.

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Satellite Symposium

March 13, 2023, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m

Neuromodulation in Rehabilitation: Technological advances and translation of novel interventions into clinical practice

Confirmed Speakers

Bernadette Gillick headshot Bernadette Gillick, Ph.D., MSPT, PT, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Samuel Nemanich headshot Samuel Nemanich, Ph.D., MSCI, Marquette University

Xiaolong Peng headshot Xiaolong Peng, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina

Giuseppina Pilloni headshot Giuseppina Pilloni, Ph.D., New York University Grossman School of Medicine

David Reinkensmeyer headshot David Reinkensmeyer, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

Cristin Welle headshot Cristin Welle, Ph.D., University of Colorado Anschutz

Steve Wolf heeadshot Steve Wolf, Ph.D., FT, FAPTA, FAHA, Emory University

This special pre-ASNR half-day satellite symposium synthesizes key topics in the area of brain stimulation and rehabilitation. The goal of the symposium is to present successful examples in which clinical questions and the development of neuromodulation technologies/theories were driving each other. With a panel of rehabilitation and neuromodulation experts who cover various disease mechanisms across the lifespan, this symposium aims at expanding the audience’s perspective on the creative interpretation of technological translation into the clinic. This symposium is structured around three 40-minute talks from senior researchers in neuromodulation and rehabilitation, followed by three exciting short talks by promising junior investigators.



1 to 1:10 p.m.

Kirstin-Friederike Heise, Ph.D., and Bashar Badran, Ph.D.

1:10 to 1:50 p.m.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation to Drive Motor Learning and Myelin Repair
Cristin Welle, Ph.D.

1:50 to 2:05 p.m.

Exploring Functional Brain Activities during taVNS for the Treatment of Chronic Stroke
Xiaolong Peng, Ph.D.

2:05 to 2:45 p.m.

Neuromodulation in the Developing Brain
Bernadette Gillick, Ph.D.

2:45 to 3 p.m.

Coffee Break

3 to 3:40 p.m.

Translation of Robotics and Sensors Technologies for Supporting Neuromodulation in Rehabilitation
David Reinkensmeyer, Ph.D.

3:40 to 3:55 p.m.

Cumulative Effects of Motor Cortical Circuits Stimulation in Neurological Recovery
Giuseppina Pilloni, Ph.D.

3:55 to 4:10 p.m.

Corticospinal Organization after Perinatal Stroke: A Marker for Tailored Therapy and tDCS Approaches in Children with Hemiparetic Cerebral Palsy
Sam Nemanich, Ph.D., MSCI

4:10 to 4:50 p.m.

Is Precision Practical? VNS as a Model
Steve Wolf, Ph.D., FT, FAPTA, FAHA

4:50 to 5 p.m.


 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Social Gathering



Social Gathering

March 13, 2023, 5 to 6:30 pm

The National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation will be hosting a social to kick off the 2023 American Society of Neurorehabilitation annual meeting, 5 to 6:30 pm March 13, 2023. Hors D'Ouerves and beverages will be served. MUSC, College of Health Professions, 151A Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29425