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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Anorexia Nervosa Patients in Spain Offered Deep Brain Stimulation

July 12, 2018 - An article says that doctors in Spain are believed to be the first in Europe to use brain stimulation implants to treat anorexia nervosa. According to news reports, three of the four patients who were treated saw improvements in their symptoms. (Newsweek)

Sacral Nerve Stimulation Helps Spine-Injured Woman Regain Some Mobility and Function

July 11, 2018 - A young woman from Colombia whose lower back was broken 10 years ago is regaining some function in her legs and bladder after receiving a bilateral sacral nerve stimulation implant last year. Her Los Angeles-based surgeon first encountered her as a visiting professor in Bogotá. He believes she will make further progress beyond her current new ability to now stand and walk for 10 minutes at a time, with the help of leg braces. (UCLA)

Autism Study Compares Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Targets

July 10, 2018 - Australian researchers have begun a clinical trial of theta-burst repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in 14-30 year-olds with autism spectrum disorder. The study compares stimulation at the right temporoparietal junction and the bilateral dorsomedial prefrontal cortex, which the research team previously showed improved social relating. Up to 20 participants will be followed for 12 months. (Deakin University)

Engineering Researchers Receive Recognition for Work to Develop MRI-Compatible Neurostimulation Leads

July 10, 2018 - University researchers in New Zealand have licensed to Saluda Medical their design for neurostimulation leads that are potentially MRI-safe, according to an announcement of a New Zealand research commercialization competition. (

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