International Neuromodulation Society Committees

Biennial Congress Program International Women in Neuromodulation
Centers of Excellence Membership and Chapter Creation
Conflict of Interest Medical and Public Education and Engagement Committee
Education and CME Research and Scientific Oversight
Finance and Resource Society Liaison and Advocacy
Globalization Therapy Consensus
Interim Meetings Young Neuromodulators

Research and Scientific Oversight
This committee is charged with identifying and vetting research proposals for the INS Research Initiative, along with participating in the INS’s scientific endeavors — such as recommendation development. Duties include working with the INS Board on important publications and projects to advance the field, and with the society president to choose important topics for best practice development.

2. Finance and Resource
In collaboration with the INS Executive Officers and Office, this committee is tasked with fiduciary responsibility to develop an investment committee charter and investment plan to ensure the Society’s ongoing financial stability and compliance with accepted standards.

3. Interim Meetings
In collaboration with the INS Executive Committee, this committee is responsible for vetting and selecting future venues of the INS Interim Meetings, and for developing the scientific program with the local organizers.

4. Biennial Congress Program
In partnership with the INS Executive Committee, Office and Congress Organizer, this committee vets and selects venues of the INS Biennial Congress, enlists section chairs, and participates in development of the scientific program.

5. Globalization
This committee will develop a scholarship or educational program to help individuals in developing countries launch new neuromodulation practices. The program may also help subsidize memberships to provide access to the journal and other membership benefits to those who cannot afford them. These committee members will also serve as ambassadors for the field as they interact with their colleagues around the world.

6. Medical and Public Education and Engagement
In collaboration with the INS’s Engagement and Development Manager, members of this committee focus on neuromodulation outreach and the development of educational material for the INS website and all electronic messaging, including social media.

7. Education and CME
In collaboration with the INS Executive Director, this committee has responsibility to ensure the commercial independence of all of the INS’s educational endeavors, and compliance with ACCME, EACCME and other regional criteria.

8. Membership and Chapter Creation
Members of this committee serve as the INS’s ambassadors to recruit new members and assist with the formation of new regional chapters in accordance with INS criteria. This committee is expected to work closely with the globalization committee to develop new chapters and gain new members to regional societies and the INS.

9. International Women in Neuromodulation
In collaboration with the U.S. Women in Neuromodulation Committee, this committee engages and encourages women in the field of neuromodulation on a global level. The committee gives the INS guidance on these issues and will interact with other committees to advance the science and advocacy of the INS.

10. Young Neuromodulators
This committee's members will engage and serve as mentors to those who are new to neuromodulation to nurture the future of the field.

11. Society Liaison and Advocacy
This committee focuses on finding opportunities for and orchestrating collaboration with other like-minded organizations, and identifying opportunities for the INS to participate in therapy advocacy.

12. Centers of Excellence
The Centers of Excellence Committee is charged with developing the guidelines for and implementing INS Neuromodulation Centers of Excellence, which are intended to increase the efficacy of neuromodulation procedures, decrease their risks, improve patient satisfaction, and demonstrate cost-effectiveness.

13. Therapy Consensus
The Therapy Consensus Committee aims to develop and produce updates to the living INS documents, including the Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC)®, Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC)®, and Polyanalgesic Consensus Committee (PACC)® publications. The committee also has the responsibility to develop other consensus documents regarding best practices in the field of neuromodulation.

14. Conflict of Interest Committee
The Conflict of Interest (COI) Committee regularly reviews the INS COI policies to maintain professional society best practices. The committee provides guidance for society interactions with companies, identifies and mitigates conflicts of interest, and ensures the society leadership remains compliant with its COI policy.

Committee Members 2017

For more information about committees, please write the INS Executive Office at: ins(at)