2017 Chicago Symposium on Translational Neuroscience

"Neuromodulation and Brain Machine Interface"

May 12, 2017

The University of Chicago Medicine
Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery (KCBD)
900 E 57th St.
Chicago, IL 60637
First Floor Auditorium (KCBD 1103)

Registration Deadline: April 30, 2017
Cost to Register: None
Breakfast & Lunch will be provided

Breakfast: 9:00am
On site Registration: CLOSED
Introductions: 10:00am

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Richard A. Andersen PhD
James G. Boswell Professor of Neuroscience
Caltech, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering
The Eileen S. Trafimow Keynote Speaker

Lecture Title: "Brain-Machine Interfaces Using Neural Activity from the Posterior Parietal Cortex of Tetraplegic Humans"
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Robert F. Kirsch PhD
Allen H. and Constance T. Ford Professor and Chair
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Executive Director, Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation Center
Research Career Scientist
Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center

Lecture Title: "Restoring Movement and User Control of the Paralyzed Arm: BCI-Commanded FES"
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Lunch Break

Robert Gaunt PhD
Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
University of Pittsburgh

Lecture Title: "Somatosensation in Human Brain Machine Interfaces"
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Theodore W. Berger PhD
Holder of the David Packard Chair in Engineering
Director, Center for Neural Engineering
USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Lecture Title: "An Implantable Neural Prosthesis for Human Memory"
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Break & Photos

Thomas Wichmann MD
Professor, Department of Neurology
Director, Morris K. Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson's Disease Research
Emory University

Lecture Title: "The Role of the Thalamus in Parkinsonism"
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Helen M. Bronte-Stewart MD
John E. Cahill Family Professor
Professor of Neurology and, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford University Medical Center

Lecture Title: "Closed Loop Neuromodulation for Parkinson’s Disease, the Present and the Future"
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Symposium Steering Committee:
Christopher M. Gomez MD PhD Christopher M. Gomez MD PhD
Albina Y. Surbis Professor
Department of Neurology
The University of Chicago

Sliman Bensmaia PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy
Committee on Neurobiology
Committee on Computational Neuroscience
The University of Chicago

Nicholas Hatsopoulos PhD
Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy
Department of Neurology
Committee on Neurobiology
The University of Chicago
Tao Xie MD PhD
Associate Professor
The University of Chicago

Symposium Organizer
Marla Scofield Marla Scofield
Education Administrator
Department of Neurology