NC NM4R 2024 Showcase Symposium

Video Archive

A free, two-day, virtual symposium showcasing the diverse portfolio of research supported by the NC NM4R

Since 2016, NC NM4R has supported more than 50 ideas across the United States through mechanisms such as pilot funding, collaborative opportunities, or joint pilot funding. The goal of the 2024 spring symposium was to showcase a diverse selection of examples that came to fruition through NC NM4R funding and to inspire a lively discussion about the future of neuromodulation and advancing the field further.

Presented in four sessions over two days via Zoom, this online symposium offered a platform to discuss neuromodulation for rehabilitation with current key topics of the field that reach from cutting-edge approaches to improve the precision of neuromodulation to ethical, legal, and societal impact. NC NM4R-supported researchers will presented their work, and eminent investigators in the field will provided valuable perspective. We are pleased to present this archive of recorded presentations from the symposium to the neuromodulation for rehabilitation community.

Symposium Moderators: Kirstin-Friederike Heise, Ph.D., and Rick Segal, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA

Full program with agenda and speakers' biographies (PDF format)

Day 1, March 14, 2024

Session 1: Network Modulation

Perspective Talk: Optimising Behavioural Responses to Neuromodulation by Understanding the Underlying Mechanisms decorative image

Dr. Stagg smiling headshotCharlotte Stagg, MRCP, DPhil
University of Oxford, St. Hilda’s College

Dr. Charlotte (Charlie) Stagg is a professor of Human Neurophysiology at the University of Oxford and the Director of Studies for Preclinical Medicine at St Hilda’s College.

Neural Operant Conditioning Approaches for the Brain and Peripheral Nerves decorative image

James Sulzer, Ph.D.
MetroHealth System/Case Western Reserve University

Identifying Indices of Intermittent Hypoxia-Induced Neuroplasticity: Insights from Motor Learning and Metabolic Efficiency decorative image

Andrew Tan, Ph.D.
University of Colorado, Boulder

Discussion and Q&A decorative image

Session 2: Neuromodulation as a Primer

Perspective Talk: Operant Conditioning of Spinal Reflexes in Neurorehabilitation: Can Targeted Neurobehavioral Training Serve as a Primer for What? decorative image

Aiko Thompson headshotAiko Thompson, Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina

Dr. Aiko Thompson leads the Barbara S. Christie Evoked Potential Operant Conditioning Lab at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Customized Transcutaneous Auricular Stimulation: Accounting for Individual Differences and Investigating Unknowns decorative image

Mike Urbin, Ph.D.

University of Pittsburgh

Combining Neuromodulation and Rehabilitation for Freezing of Gait decorative image

Gonzalo Revuelta, DO

Medical University of South Carolina

Pairing CILT with Cerebellar tDCS in Individuals with Aphasia is Feasible and May Improve Language Performance decorative image

Sharyl Samargia-Grivette, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

University of Minnesota, Duluth

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Post-Stroke Upper Extremity Motor Recovery–Advance from Pre-Clinical Stage Phase I to Multi-Center Phase II Study decorative image

Wayne Feng, M.D.

Duke University

Discussion and Q&A decorative image


Day 2, March 15, 2024

Session 3: Precision Neuromodulation

Perspective Talk: Orchestrated Non-Invasive Neuromodulation to Enhance Motor and Cognitive Functions decorative image

Dr. Hummel headshotFriedhelm Hummel, M.D.
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

Dr. Friedhelm Hummel is the Defitech Chair of Clinical Neuroengineering and the head of the Hummel Laboratory in the School of Life Sciences at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne.

Regenerative and Rehabilitative Strategies for Functional Muscle Recovery Following Trauma decorative image

Koyal Garg, Ph.D.

Saint Louis University

Transcutaneous Spinal Cord Stimulation for Phantom Limb Pain decorative image

Ashley Dalrymple, Ph.D.

University of Utah

Time Course of Human Corticospinal Excitability during Visually Guided Action Preparation decorative image

Deborah Barany, Ph.D.
University of Georgia

Targeting Individual-Specific Neural Biomarkers of Sensorimotor Control in Aging and Post-Stroke decorative image

Michael Borich, DPT, Ph.D.

Emory University

Discussion and Q&A decorative image

Session 4: Neuroethical Perspective

Perspective Talk: Ethical Considerations around Pediatric Neurostimulation decorative image

Dr. Smith smiling in headshotJared Smith, Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Dr. Jared Smith is a Clinical Ethics Fellow at the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Improving Diversity in Neuromodulation Research: Creating Big Changes with Small Steps decorative image

Marlon Wong, PT, Ph.D.
University of Miami

taVNS in Infants after Perinatal Brain Injury: The Challenge of Inducing Neuroplasticity During Development decorative image

Dorothea Jenkins, M.D.

Medical University of South Carolina

Ethical Considerations of the Use of Accelerated TBS for Mild Cognitive Impairment decorative image

Andreana Benitez, Ph.D.

Medical University of South Carolina

Discussion and Q&A decorative image