SyNC Neuromodulation Symposium 2020

SyNC Neuromodulation Symposium 2020
Posted on Mon 16 Nov 2020

Save the Date: Wednesday, 25th November 2020 8am-3:30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

(afternoon/late evening time in USA/Europe on Tuesday, 24th November) Virtual Attendance via Zoom is encouraged

 

About the Symposium

The goals of this SyNC symposium are to highlight advances in neuromodulation, lessons learned and challenges for the future. Researchers and Clinicians from Australia and internationally will have the opportunity to interact directly with consumers in what we hope will be another highly productive meeting.

The Sydney Neurobionics Collaboration was founded in 2018 to address the need for communication between clinicians and biomedical engineers. Our goal is to leverage rapid technological advances to improve outcomes in neuromotor dysfunctions such as spasticity, incontinence and non-verbal communication.
Our last meeting was extremely productive, leading to the initiation of the Liberty Trial and UnlockCP an industry collaboration under the MRFF to explore Electrical Stimulation of the dorsal columns of the spinal cord with spinal cord stimulation reduces the reflex hyperactivity and reduces muscle tone present in spasticity.

Born out of the University of Sydney, SyNC has developed a broad network of institutes and entities, including:

  • The Cerebral Palsy Alliance
  • Bionics Queensland
  • The ANZAC Research Institute
  • Harvard University, Boston
  • Global Surgical Innovations, Sydney
  • Saluda Medical, Sydney
  • Cochlear, Sydney
  • Synchron Medical, New York
  • Inventia Life Sciences, Sydney

We are pleased to welcome another group of clinicians, researchers and medical technology developers to the 2020 SyNC Neuromodulation Symposium, including:

  • Braingate
  • Stentrode
  • Utrecht Neuroprostehsis
  • Remarkable

 

Symposium Program

 

Session1 8:00-12:00:

Brain Computer Interfaces and Communication in Cerebral Palsy

 

Mariska Van Steensel, Utrecht Brain Centre:  

Can we find out how successful a BCI will be prior to surgical implantation?

 

Leigh Hochberg, Brown University:

Thought to speech technology for cerebral palsy and point and click communication.

 

Peter Yoo, Synchron:  

An Australian brain computer interface that is delivered to the deep brain by the blood vessels.

Peter Horsley, Remarkable: 

Stakeholder Panel: Perspectives from people with CP and their families

 

Session 2 12:30-3:30: 

Neuromodulation for Incontinence in Adults and Children

Topics:

Sacral Nerve Stimulation for urinary incontinence in adults

Sacral Nerve Stimulation for urinary incontinence in children

Tibial Nerve Stimulation for urinary incontinence

Closed Loop Neuromodulation of the Sacral Nerve

Stakeholder Panel: Perspectives from people with CP and their families

 

Teleconference attendance via Zoom is encouraged. Email info@joedusseldorp.com for access to login details.

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Hosted by:

 

 

 

Dr Joseph Dusseldorp 

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Concord Clinical School  

Faculty of Medicine and Health

University of Sydney

 

Professor Alistair McEwan

Ainsworth Chair of Technology and Innovation

Cerebral Palsy Alliance

School of Electrical and Information Engineering

University of Sydney

 

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