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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What is Neuromodulation?

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

Breaking News Share

Scientists Elucidate a Pain Circuit That Might Be a Therapeutic Target

Sept. 12, 2018 - In research that might eventually help to better target pain therapies such as spinal cord stimulation, scientists showed that particular cortical neurons in a mouse brain were responsible for amplifying painful sensations that are elicited by touch. The scientists think the feedback circuit formed by these neurons, which send projections to the dorsal horn, might be a target for treating the tactile component of neuropathic pain. (EurekAlert)

Non-invasive Brain Stimulation Therapy Will Come to Zimbabwe

Sept. 12, 2018 - An article says repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation therapy will be available at a private clinic in Zimbabwe by the end of the year. (Zimbabwe Daily)

Study Adds Evidence for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to Address Drug Withdrawal

Sept. 12, 2018 - A sham-controlled study of transcranial magnetic stimulation in 48 men with methamphetamine addiction showed that 10 sessions of stimulation to the left dorsal-lateral prefrontal cortex curbed withdrawal symptoms, such as craving, anxiety, depression and sleep difficulties. (Healio)

Researchers Show Dopamine Sensors Function Over One Year in Laboratory Animals

Sept. 12, 2018 - Scientists report they have been able to use implanted electrodes to record dopamine levels for more than a year in the brains of laboratory rats. The implants, measuring 10 microns across, did not have evidence of surrounding tissue changes indicative of an immune reaction. (MIT News)

Family Shares Their Experience Treating Genetic Disorder with Deep Brain Stimulation

Sept. 12, 2018 - An article about a young woman with a genetic condition, Kleefstra syndrome, describes her experience managing some of its behavioral issues, such as tics and obsessive-compulsive behavior, with deep brain stimulation. (Spectrum)


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