Agenda: Workshop on Neuromodulation Research

(As of May 31, 2016)

TimeSession TitlePresenter
9:00 - 9:05Opening remarksTed Sargent, Professor and Vice-Dean, Research, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
9:05 - 9:15Introductory remarksAli Sheikholeslami, Professor and Associate Chair, Research, ECE
9:15 - 9:35Neuromodulation Research VisionMilos Popovic, Professor, ECE and IBBME & Taufik Valiante, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery (Neurosurgery), University of Toronto
9:35 - 10:15Basics of neuromodulationTaufik Valiante, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery (Neurosurgery), University of Toronto
10:15 - 10:35Burning issues in neuromodulationMilos Popovic, Professor, ECE and IBBME
10:35 - 10:50BREAKBREAK
10:50 - 11:15Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders: Selected AspectsAnthony Lang, Professor, University of Toronto, Department of Medicine
11:15 - 11:40Neurotechnologies Research Initiatives Outside CanadaRoman Genov, Professor, ECE
11:40 - 12:05Spinal cord stimulation for chronic painSteven A Prescott, Associate Professor, University of Toronto; Senior Scientist, Hospital for Sick Children
12:10 - 1:00LUNCHLUNCH
1:00 - 1:25Challenges and opportunities in creating interfaces with the peripheral nervous systemJosé Zariffa, Assistant Professor, IBBME
1:25 - 1:50Neuronavigation for neuromodulation: optical imaging from extracranial, intracranial, to interstitialVictor Yang, Associate Professor, Division of Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto
1:50 - 2:15A Polyrhythmic Cognitive Device for NeuromodulationBerj Bardakjian, Professor, ECE and IBBME
2:15 - 2:30BREAKBREAK
2:30 - 2:45Optical NeuromodulationOfer Levi, Associate Professor, ECE
2:45 - 3:00Engineering a Novel Therapy for Overactive BladderPaul Yoo, Assistant Professor, ECE and IBBME
3:00 - 3:15From fiber optic networks to neuronal networks: Foundry integrated photonics for neuromodulationJoyce Poon, Associate Professor, ECE
3:15 - 3:30Coherence in neural activity as a necessity for movement: evidence for a new neuromodulation strategyWilly Wong, Associate Professor, ECE and IBBME
3:30 - 3:45Implantable Closed-loop Neurostimulation TechnologiesRoman Genov, Professor, ECE
3:45 - 4:00Analysis and control of neuronal synchronization: a control theory perspectiveLuca Scardovi, Assistant Professor, ECE
4:00 - 4:30Panel Discussion: How to Collaborate Effectively on This TopicTaufik Valiante, Milos Popovic, Roman Genov, Paul Yoo, Joyce Poon, Ali Sheikholeslami