Current Topics in Transcranial Electrical Stimulation Workshop

June 1 and 2, 2022

The National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation offered this free workshop, Current Topics in Transcranial Electrical Stimulation, on June 1 and 2, 2022, both in-person on the campus of Medical University of South Carolina and remotely via Zoom.

Videos of the workshop will be posted here soon! 

Objectives

The purpose of this workshop is to:

  • Develop a working knowledge of the physics behind tDCS and tACS
  • Develop a working knowledge of the influence of electrode placement on brain activity
  • Understand the mechanisms of action for tES to determine which modality is most appropriate for research questions/goals
  • Understand current clinical application and limitations of tES
  • Become familiar with current evidence for the use of e-field modeling for dosage considerations
  • Acquire essential skills on the use of various tDCS devices

Keynote Speaker

Marom Bikson, Ph.D.
City College of New York

Accompanied by

Gozde Unal, Ph.D.
City College of New York

Giuseppina Pilloni, Ph.D.,
NYU Grossman School of Medicine

Wayne Feng, M.D.,
Duke University School of Medicine

Pratik Chhatbar, M.D., Ph.D,
Duke University School of Medicine

Justin Riddle, Ph.D.,
Carolina Center for Neurostimulation, University of North Carolina

Kevin Caulfield
Medical University of South Carolina

Jordan Hopkins
Medical University of South Carolina

From the National Institutes of Health

Maria Nurminskaya Ph.D.,
National Institutes of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research

Sahana Kukke, Ph.D.,
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Workshop Faculty

Kirstin-Friederike Heise, Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina

John Kindred, Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina

Mark George, M.D.
Medical University of South Carolina

 

Register now!

 

Agenda

Day 1: June 1, 2022, (All Times EDT)
Basic Principles and Methodology for TES Healthy Individuals

(subject to change) 

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast and Registration

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome to NC NM4R & historical perspective of NM4R
Steve Kautz, Ph.D. Principal Investigator, NC NM4R, Medical University of South Carolina

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Fundamental physics and principles of tES
Jordan Hopkins, Medical University of South Carolina
Mark George, M.D., Medical University of South Carolina

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Markers of neuroplasticity and mechanisms of action of tDCS
John Kindred, Ph.D., Ralph H. Johnson VAMC

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:15 p.m.
Mechanisms of action of tACS
Kirstin-Friederike Heise, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (Provided)
NC NM4R Speaker Series (Optional)
Paired Neuromodulation with Rehabilitation - Lessons from Vagus Nerve Stimulation in Stroke

Teresa Kimberley, PT, PhD, FAPTA,
MGH Institute of Health Professions

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Introduction to NC NM4R Pilot Program
Heather Boger, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina, Co-Lead, NC NM4R Pilot Program

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Hands-on training: A primer on common tES devices
Short introduction to electrode placements–orientation to EEG coordinates.
Standardized and HD electrode placement skills
Practicing different montage arrangements – extracephalic placements
John Kindred, Ph.D., Kirstin-Friederike Heise, Ph.D.

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Keynote Speaker
Marom Bikson, Ph.D., The City College of New York of CUNY
Atrium, College of Health Professions Building A, 151 Rutledge Avenue

5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
Meet and greet NC NM4R faculty reception
Atrium, College of Health Professions Building A, 151 Rutledge Avenue

 

Day 2: June 2, 2022 (All times EDT)
Clinical Applications and Considerations for Healthy and Patient Populations

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Day 1 Recap, Breakfast & Registration

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Advancing tES methodology for the application in research and clinical practice
Wayne Feng, M.D., Duke University School of Medicine 
Giuseppina Pilloni, Ph.D., NYU Grossman School of Medicine

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Coffee Break

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.
tES as a tool to pre-condition therapeutic interventions through focal and widespread neural mechanisms
Pratik Chhatbar, M.D., Ph.D, Duke University School of Medicine
Justin Riddle, Ph.D., Carolina Center for Neurostimulation, University of North Carolina

11:45 – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch (Provided)
Discussion of commercially available tDCS equipment and general Q&A

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Theoretical underpinnings of electrical field modelling
Gozde Unal, Ph.D., The City College of New York of CUNY

2:00 – 4:15 p.m.
Hands on Training–Electrical Field Modeling
Kevin Caulfield, Medical University of South Carolina
Kirstin-Friederike Heise, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Expert Panel Discussion–Increasing rigor of studies using tES
Moderator: Kirstin-Friederike Heise, Ph.D.

Marom Bikson, Ph.D.

Mark George, M.D.,
Medical University of South Carolina

Wayne Feng, M.D.,
Duke University School of Medicine

Maria Nurminskaya Ph.D.,
National Institutes of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research

Sahana Kukke, Ph.D.,
National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

 

Register now!