Alana Lieske and Mia Kellman next to their poster

MIDB Makes A Mark at International Brain Stimulation Conference

Members of MIDB's Novel Interventions/Neuromodulation Hub attended last month's 5th International Brain Stimulation Conference in Lisbon, Portugal. Organized by Elsevier and sponsored by and integrated with the journal Brain Stimulation, the multidisciplinary annual conference is an opportunity for basic scientists to attend lectures by engineers and psychiatrists, and cognitive neuroscientists to mingle with neurosurgeons and brain modelling physicists. According to the conference website, "this fertile cross-disciplinary meeting provides ample opportunity to discuss the science that is driving advances in this field."

At the conference, Alana Lieske and Mia Kellman presented a poster describing the development of MIDB's pediatric-dedicated non-invasive brain stimulation facility, which is a collaborative effort of MIDB and MnDRIVE Brain Conditions.

"We are grateful to have had the privilege of attending the conference and presenting the adaptations for pediatric non-invasive neuromodulation research that were developed in our laboratories at MIDB to like-minded researchers from around the world," said Lieske, manager of the Non-invasive Neuromodulation Laboratories. "The conference was rich with information on advancements in the field of brain stimulation, which we are excited to bring back home with us to continue improving our facilities for our community."

According to Christine Conelea, PhD, director of the Novel Interventions/Neuromodulation Hub, "a much-discussed theme at the conference was the importance of increasing research efforts dedicated to targeting brain-based conditions earlier in development, so there was a lot of interest in our work from investigators all around the world."

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