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. The journal also has social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

journal cover

+Submit a Manuscript.+

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

Study Explores Cortical Plasticity from Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

May 2020 - A crossover, blinded, sham-controlled study of 22 healthy volunteers assessed stimulus-specific effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on cortical plasticity. (Source: NeuroImage)

Ultrasound Stimulation Studied in Memory Loss

Feb. 11, 2020 - A small pilot study of 35 people with probable Alzheimer's disease tracked the patients' neuropsychological scores over three months following ultrasound brain stimulation sessions with transcranial pulse stimulation, designed to activate relatively deep parts of the brain and potentially support "neuroplastic regeneration of diseased brain functions". (Source: JAMA Network)

Stimulation Device for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Undergoes Multi-Center Study

Feb. 13, 2020 - An open-label, single-arm study, at centers in Australia, France, and the United Kingdom, evaluated safety and efficacy of a bilateral hypoglossal nerve stimulation device for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. (Source: Healio)

Newspaper Profiles Man with Movement Disorder Who Received Neurostimulation Therapy

Feb. 13, 2020 - An article features a Parkinson's disease patient in Vancouver, B.C. whose function and quality of life improved after he received a deep brain stimulation system. (Source: Vancouver Sun)

Results Presented of Clinical Trial Using Evoked Compound Action Potentials to Adjust Spinal Cord Stimulation

Feb. 13, 2020 - The 12-month results of a randomized, double-blind trial of closed-loop spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain were reported during the annual scientific meeting of the North American Neuromodulation Society. (Source: NeuroNews)

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.

Continue Reading News Briefs

International Neuromodulation Society 3rd Interim Meeting, Oct. 23-25, 2020, Mumbai, India:

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