Advances in Brain Stimulation

When: February 6, 2019, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Where: Regis College, 235 Wellesley St, Weston, MA

Technological advances in minimally and non-invasive access to the brain, in imaging, in detection of brain electrical activity and in data analytics are creating new understanding of the brain, and of anatomic and functional brain disorders.

Technological advances in minimally and non-invasive access to the brain, in imaging, in detection of brain electrical activity and in data analytics are creating new understanding of the brain, and of anatomic and functional brain disorders. Our speakers, who are at the forefront of this progress, will discuss both the technology and implications of these breakthroughs for understanding and treating debilitating brain diseases. Program Description Recent breakthroughs in data analytics and AI are allowing new insights and treatments for the common brain disorders of mood, cognitive function and movement. This progress results from researching previously inaccessible information contained in EEG and Magnetic Field signals which accompany the brain’s electrical activity. Applied electric fields have been shown to alleviate depression, as in electric shock treatment, while application of Low Field Magnetic Stimulation (LFMS) is a promising electromagnetic treatment that addresses a range of mood and anxiety related symptoms. Mike Rohan, PhD, Lecturer on Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and physicist at McLean Hospital Imaging Center, will describe the use of Low Field Magnetic Stimulation (LFMS). an electromagnetic treatment for depression that addresses a range of mood and anxiety related symptoms. It is a series of low strength, high frequency, electromagnetic field pulses that produces rapid improvements in mood. Ana Masques, CEO of Neuroelectrics, will discuss how non-inva sive brain stimulation can become a new at-home therapy for patients suffering from epilepsy or Alzheimer’s disease. She will describe how to develop new business models to enable these new developments to reach patients at home for help when drugs are not providing adequate relief. Dr. Ron Alterman, Chief of Neurosurgery at the Beth-Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will discuss use of electric stimulation applied via advanced stereotactic surgical methods to exact sites within the brain for treatment of movement and psychiatric disorders. Our session is moderated by Dr. Teo Dagi, neurosurgeon, investor, consultant and esteemed academic, and MDG Advisory Board Member.

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