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

What is Neuromodulation?

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Company Seeks to Market Neurostimulation Device for Pain in Australia

Jan. 12, 2017 - Mainstay Medical has applied to sell its neurostimulation system for back pain in Australia, requesting for the device to be added to the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods. (Irish Times)

Study: Transcranial Magnetic Simulation Improved Working Memory in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

Jan. 10, 2017 - A study compared repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation to sham in 17 patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and 11 health control subjects without MS. The study found that active stimulation to the prefrontal cortex improved connectivity to other parts of the brain, and working memory, in the MS patients, but not in the healthy individuals. (Multiple Sclerosis News Today)

Article About the Difficulty of Rating Chronic Pain Presents Neurostimulation Therapies

Jan. 10, 2017 - An article about "the enduring mystery of pain management" says neuromodulation is a term "you hear everywhere in pain management circles." It mentions neuromodulation therapies such as spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, and transcranial magnetic stimulation. (Mosaic via The Atlantic)


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