Vice President of Neuroscience,
Associate Dean, WVU
West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute
Morgantown, United States
Dr Rezai leads the comprehensive and integrated clinical and research programs in the neurosciences at the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute. He also serves as Associate Dean and the John D. Rockefeller IV tenured professor in neuroscience at the WVU School of Medicine. His clinical areas of expertise include the neurosurgical and neuromodulation management of patients with Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, chronic pain, brain and spinal cord injuries, as well as severe mood and anxiety disorders. Dr Rezai has published more than 175 peer-reviewed articles and 40 book chapters. He serves on the editorial board of five scientific journals, and has edited a book on surgery for psychiatric disorders and the two-volume textbook, Neuromodulation.
Prof. Rezai will speak on: “Chronic pain sensing, Monitoring and Analytics to improve neuromodulation therapies”
Dr Ted Kaptchuk
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Dr Kaptchuk is a Professor of Medicine and Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is the director of the Program in Placebo Studies and herapeutic Encounter (PiPS) hosted at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. PiPS is a multi-disciplinary network of Harvard-wide researchers from a broad range of disciplines. Ted has over 200 publications have made significant contributions to what we know (or think we know) about placebo effects.
Prof. Kaptchuk will speak on : “Placebo Effects in Medicine”
Dr Robert Levy
Dr. Robert Levy, MD, PhD, an internationally known neurosurgeon, is currently holding the post of President of the International Neuromodulation Society (INS). He is a Ph.D. in Neurosciences from Stanford University, and has done post-doctoral fellowships from Stanford and UCSF, and obtained his medical degree at Stanford Medical School.
He has served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery and Co-Director of the UF Health Jacksonville Neuroscience Institute at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville, FL. He most recently served as the Founding Director of the Marcus Neuroscience Institute and Director of the Harvey Sandler Center for Neurosurgery in Boca Raton, FL. He has been the recipient of many national and international honors and awards and has been listed in the Best Doctors in America. He has authored several textbooks and published 300 peer review journal articles
His current research involves novel applications of neurostimulation and targeted drug delivery to the brain. In addition he has assisted with the design and implementation of multiple neuromodulation technologies and instruments.
He will deliver the Keynote address on: “Cortical stimulation for motor recovery”
Dr Konstantin Slavin
MD, Neurosurgeon; Secretary, INS, Chicago, United States
Konstantin V. Slavin, MD, is a professor of neurosurgery in the University of Illinois at Chicago where he heads the section of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery.
Dr Marc Russo
MBBS DA (UK) FANZCA FFPMANZCA, Pain Physician
President elect, INS
Hunter Pain Clinic, Hamilton Day Surgery Centre, Genesis
Founding President Neuromodulation Society of Aus and New Zealand Innovation Committee, Procedures Working Group FANZCA Conjoint lecturer University of Newcastle and Associate Professor University of Hong Kong
Dr Timothy Deer
Past President, INS
Spine and Nerve Center of the Virginias
Charleston, United States
Immediate Past President International Neuromodulation Society, 2018-present President International Neuromodulation Society, 2015-2018 Chairman American Society of Pain & Neuroscience