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COST EMF-MED Meeting: 26-27 October 2017 – Vienna, Austria

COST EMF-MED Workshops and WG Meeting: 26-27 October 2017 – Vienna, Austria

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Meeting Schedule and Program

(as of 11/10/2017)

26 October 2017

13:30-14:30 Get-together and registration

14:30-15:00 Vienna’s music - musical event, courtesy of the Local Organizer

15:00-16:00 Welcome session

15:00-15:15 Welcome and Introduction (Eugenijus Kaniusas)

15:15-16:00 Vienna’s Biomedical Field of Nerve/Muscle Stimulation (Winfried Mayr), invited keynote

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

16:30-18:15 Workshop: Follow-up on developments in Vagus Nerve Electrostimulation (VNS)

16:30-16:45 Szelestim GmbH – the innovation in pain treatment (Stefan Kampusch), company presentation

16:45-17:00 VNS during sleep (Giedrius Varoneckas)

17:00-17:15 Higuchi fractal dimension of heart rate variability during percutaneous auricular VNS in healthy and diabetic subjects (Wlodzimierz Klonowski, Ryszard Gomolka)

17:15-17:30 VNS and high-tech in wound surgery (Jozsef Constantin Szeles)

17:30-17:45 Percutaneous Auricular Vagus Nerve Stimulation: Sensitivity Assessment of the Numerical Model (Amine Samoudi)

17:45-18:00 Hub and neuronal network of sympathetic and parasympathetic systems in the brainstem following VNS (Michele Papa)

18:00-18:15 Possibilities and risks in animal VNS (Fivos Panetsos)

19:30 Social Dinner at the traditional vinery – courtesy of Dr. M. Häupl, the Mayor of the City of Vienna

27 October 2017

08:30-09:00 Registration

09:00-09:30 Introductions to the event

09:30-13:00 COST EMF-MED Workshop on Pain Treatment by Electrostimulation (Part 1)

09:30-10:15 Nerve Modelling/Conduction block (Frank Rattay), invited keynote

10:15-10:30 Pain Treatment by Electrostimulation (Antonio Šarolić)

10:30-10:45 Electrical stimulation of dorsal root ganglion in the context of pain: systematic reviews of animal and human studies (Ivana Vuka)

10:45-11:00 Development of the implantable and programmable device for electrical stimulation of dorsal root ganglion in rats (Tihana Repić)

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:00 COST EMF-MED Workshop on Pain Treatment by Electrostimulation (Part 2)

11:30-11:50 Theory and numerical experiments on nerve blockage (Eugenijus Kaniusas)

11:50-12:15 Evaluation of spinal cord response during magnetic stimulation of the lumbar area (Laura Darabant, Radu Ciupa) 

12:15-12:30 A Flexible, Neuro-Functionalized Anatomical Model-Centered, Multi-Physics/-Scale Simulation Platform – Vision for the Computational Investigation of Electroceuticals and PNS-Based Organ Physiology Modulation (Antonino M. Cassara)

12:30-13:00 Clinical aspects and implants for pain treatment by electrostimulation (Leonardo Kapural), invited keynote, teleconference from USA (to be confirmed)

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:45 Workshop on safety of medical, esthetics and cosmetics EMF devices

14:30-14:45 EMF applications in aesthetic medicine (Theodoros Samaras)

14:45-15:05 Health risks related to EMFs used in esthetic devices (Olivier Merckel)

15:05-15:50 EMC and safety of medical devices (Almir Badnjević, Leandro Pecchia)

15:50-16:15 Coffee break

16:15-17:30 Joint WGM: EMF-MED Final Event and future initiatives


For those eligible for reimbursement: Maximum number of reimbursed nights will be limited to two (2), and the accommodation flat rate reimbursement will be reduced from 120 EUR to 100 EUR per night. (Of course, you can always extend your stay by non-reimbursed nights.) The maximum number of reimbursed meals will be limited to four (4), for the entire trip.

Please mind: As of this year, starting from this meeting, the Grant Holder uses the COST Strong Authentication feature (paperless travel reimbursement claim).

Your interest/availability to attend/present

All participants/companies interested in these specific topics – send an e-mail to the Action Chair at The workshops are open, and attendance at your own cost is possible, upon notification.