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Warsaw Workshop on VNS - final program

COST EMF-MED Workshop on Vagus Nerve Stimulation – Warsaw, 16 February 2017

Final program (time-schedule to be published soon):

Introduction VNS

Current directions in auricular vagus nerve stimulation
Eugenijus Kaniusas, Stefan Kampusch, Jozsef Constantin Széles

Clinical VNS

  • Innovative clinical medicine based on auricular vagus nerve stimulation
    Jozsef Constantin Széles, Stefan Kampusch, Eugenijus Kaniusas
  • Neuropatic pain and epigenetic aspects for a gain of action
    Michele Papa, Assunta Virtuoso, Giovanni Cirillo, Ciro De Luca
  • fMRI acquisition of central vagal projections modulated by tVNS
    González Olmos, S. Edwin-Thanarajah, T. Münte, Marc Tittgemeyer

Animal VNS

  • Animal models of auricular vagus nerve stimulation
    Fivos Panetsos, Raquel Fernandez-Gines, Eugenijus Kaniusas, Stefan Kampusch
  • Principles of vagus nerve stimulation for the control of autoimmune diseases: Crohn’s Disease
    Raquel Fernandez-Gines, Fivos Panetsos
  • Vagal nerve stimulation reduces infarct size via a mechanism involving the alpha-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor and down-regulation of cardiac and vascular arginase
    Attila Kiss, Yahor Tratsiakovich, Ali Mahdi, Jiangning Yang, Adrian T Gonon, Bruno Podesser, John Pernow

Numerical VNS

  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation: Comparison of Thresholds for A-, B-, and C- Fiber Recruitment for Cuff Electrodes and Alternative Stimulation Configurations in Functionalized Generic and Anatomical Models
    Antonino Mario Cassara, Esra Neufeld, Niels Kuster
  • Numerical modelling of percutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation: Investigation of the percentage of activated axons using different stimulation patterns
    Emmeric Tanghe, Amine M. Samoudi, Stefan Kampusch, Luc Martens, Eugenijus Kaniusas, Jozsef C. Széles, Wout Joseph
  • Numerical modelling of percutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation: Assessment of sensitivity of neural activation to electrode position
    Amine M. Samoudi, Emmeric Tanghe, Stefan Kampusch, Luc Martens, Eugenijus Kaniusas, Jozsef C. Széles, Wout Joseph
  • Effect of myelin parameters and membrane channel dynamics in the SENN model
    Thomas Tarnaud, Luc Martens, Wout Joseph, Emmeric Tanghe

Biofeedback VNS

  • Multimodal unobtrusive devices for chronic disease monitoring
    Vaidotas Marozas, Saulius Daukantas, Andrius Petrėnas, Birutė Paliakaitė, Darius Jegelevičius, Arūnas Lukoševičius, Eleni Kaldoudi
  • The use of multimodal sensing data stream for neurostimulation feedback
    Arunas Lukosevicius, Vaidotas Marozas, Mindaugas Marozas

Engineering of VNS and regulatory issues

  • Electrical safety and EMC of electrostimulation devices
    Niko Ištuk, Antonio Šarolić
  • Design of the electrode-tissue interface in percutaneous auricular vagus nerve stimulation
    Stefan Kampusch, Ewald Unger, Johannes Bernardi, Karin Whitmore, Jozsef Constantin Széles, Eugenijus Kaniusas
  • Bringing auricular vagus nerve stimulation to the market: Regulatory burdens from research to Business
    Sarah Lechner, Eugenijus Kaniusas, Stefan Kampusch

WG2/WG3 Meeting – Discussion on VNS topics and issues