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, mentorship, and chapter websites. The INS also provides information for patients and produces rolling news briefs about this rapidly evolving field.

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The INS Peer-Reviewed Journal

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.

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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

Case Presented of Spinal Cord Stimulation in Cancer-Related Pain

June 27, 2022 - A clinical vignette poster presented the case of a patient who was treated for cancer-related pain with spinal cord stimulation, after other methods were not sufficient. (Source: Pain Medicine News)

Noninvasive Neurostimulation Studied in Patients with Prolonged COVID-Related Smell Loss

June 24, 2022 - Results of a small, double-blind, sham-controlled study were published about seven patients with loss of smell for at least six months following COVID-19 infection, received anodal transcranial direct current stimulation combined with olafactory training. (Source: Medscape)

Company Announces Cortical Stimulation Patent Granted in Japan

June 23, 2022 - The company neurocare group AG announced it has obtained a patent in Japan for a method to guide cortical stimulation to a focal site, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression, according to the company's announcement. (Source: Globe Newswire)

Study Investigates Side Effect in Parkinson's Disease Patients Treated with Deep Brain Stimulation

June 23, 2022 - An article summarizes a prospective study of 111 patients with Parkinson's disease who received deep brain stimulation to the subthalamic nucleus and were followed for a year. In the 18 who developed mania, factors associated with its development and management were analyzed. (Source: Parkinson's News Today)

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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