Advanced taVNS Conference Archived Presentations

Advanced Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation

The Advanced Transcutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation Conference was held March 12 and 13, 2020, on the campus of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

The conference was a two-day examination of the novel neuromodulatory technique known as transcutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation (taVNS). Unlike cervically-implanted VNS, taVNS is an inexpensive and non-surgical alternative method of modulating the vagus nerve. taVNS delivers electrical stimulation to the auricular branch of the vagus nerve, an easily accessible target that innervates the human ear and is appealing as it allows for rapid translation of basic VNS research. This safe, inexpensive, and portable neurostimulation modality has major implications in the future treatment of central and peripheral disease. This conference, organized by recognized taVNS expert Dr. Bashar Badran, provided lectures by international taVNS experts and opportunities to learn the fundamentals of noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation. To further the reach of this exciting new approach, we are proud to present this archive of recordings of the presentations from the conference.

Please see here for detailed agenda and speaker info from the conference.


Dr. Seth Hays

presents "Enhancing Rehabilitation After Stroke with Paired VNS"


Thursday, March 12, 2020

Friday, March 13, 2020