The International Neuromodulation Society

The Fastest-Growing, Worldwide Multidisciplinary Body Devoted to Building Knowledge of Neuromodulation

The International Neuromodulation Society (INS) is a non-profit group of clinicians, scientists and engineers dedicated to the scientific development and awareness of neuromodulation – the alteration of nerve activity through targeted delivery of a stimulus, such as electrical stimulation or chemical agents, to specific neurological sites in the body. The San Francisco-based INS was formed in 1989 and educates and promotes the field through meetings, its peer-reviewed journal Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, explanatory content, and chapter websites. The INS also provides information for patients and produces rolling news briefs about this rapidly evolving field.

The INS Peer-Reviewed Journal – 8 Issues a Year

The INS journal Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface has a growing Impact Factor and is indexed in Index Medicus, MEDLINE and Pubmed from its first issue in 1998. Members may log in to the members-only section to read the journal online.

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Medical Professionals can learn about various considerations concerning neuromodulation and clinic contacts. Once your preliminary questions have been answered, please use the Contact Us facility to find out more and to discuss specific objectives. Others may simply wish to join the INS and one of its related chapter societies, please use the Membership Application.

Clinical trials that involve a wide range of emerging neuromodulation approaches are listed on our Research page. Neuromodulation clinical trials address symptom control through nerve stimulation in such condition categories as:

If you are not a medical professional and you are searching for information about neuromodulation and how these types of treatment could benefit a specific condition such as treatment-resistant headache or other chronic pain syndromes, you may find the sections titled Therapies, About Neuromodulation or FAQs particularly helpful.

Members may log in and visit the members-only section’s Global Discussion Forum

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Analysis: Equivalent Outcomes for Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation With, or Without, Paresthesia

July 18, 2018 - A subgroup analysis of 61 patients with complex regional pain syndrome who received dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation demonstrated that the patients with no paresthesia generally reported equivalent or better outcomes compared to the 41 who experienced paresthesia. The data were gathered during the multicenter controlled randomized ACCURATE study that compared DRG stimulation with spinal cord stimulation. The results were presented in a poster at the 2017 annual meeting of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. (Pain Medicine News)

Non-invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation Company Strikes a Deal to Offer Telemedicine Screening

July 17, 2018 - Through a telemedicine program by UpScriptHealth, electroCore will offer its noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation therapy migraine and episodic cluster headache. Patients can use UpScriptHealth for a telemedicine consultation, and if the treatment is subsequently prescribed, a unit will be shipped to them. (Fierce Biotech)

Research Program Would Broaden Application of Neural Interfaces to Able-Bodied Service Members

July 17, 2018 - The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will be selecting teams for its Next-Generation Non-Surgical Neurotechnology, or N3, program to develop neural interfaces for members of the military to enable neural recording and stimulation for applications meant for able-bodied war fighters. (Nextgov)

Article: Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation of the Vagus Nerve May Address Memory, Behavior Issues in Dementia

July 17, 2018 - An article summarizes research into the possibility that transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) of the vagus nerve may help improve memory or behavior in dementia. (Newsmedical.net)


To see select neuromodulation news by category, as well as news about the INS in particular, please visit the Newsroom. To see archived news briefs dating back to January 2011, visit the News Archive.

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Last Updated on Monday, December 12, 2016 10:01 AM