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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Medical Center Announces State's First Implantation of a Recently Approved Vagus Nerve Stimulation Device for Refractory Epilepsy

March 14, 2018 - West Virginia University Medicine announced the first implantation in the state of LivaNova's vagus nerve stimulation system for medication-resistant epilepsy. (WVNews)

Device Company Outlines Plans for Its Spinal Cord Stimulation Systems, Sacral Nerve Stimulators, and Development of Deep Brain Stimulation Systems

March 13, 2018 - Nuvectra Corporation CEO Scott Drees was interviewed during the North American Neuromodulation Society meeting in January. In the interview, he said the company reached 1,000 implants of its spinal cord stimulation device Algovita in the U.S. in December 2017. The company is now talking about a four-arm clinical study comparing stimulation modes for the device. Meanwhile, it anticipates European approval of its sacral nerve stimulation system Virtis in the second quarter of 2018 and in the U.S., in the second half of 2018. Finally, the company has a development agreement with Aleva Neurotherapeutics to combine Nuvectra's implantable pulse generator technology with Aleva's lead technology, to create a deep brain stimulation system. (SmartTRAK)

In Study, Patients Compare Spinal Cord Stimulation Waveform Options

March 14, 2018 - An article summarizes results of the WHISPER study presented at the 2018 annual meeting of the North American Neuromodulation Society. In it, 70 spinal cord stimulation patients, with pain scores of at least 6 out of 10, tried subperception stimulation and superperception stimulation randomly for three months each. Given a choice after that, 55 patients chose subperception stimulation. These patients were followed for 12 months. (Pain Medicine News)

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