Presented by: Nature Biomedical Engineering, Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology
The meeting will discuss exciting advances in the design, implementation, and clinical translation of technology for interfacing with the central and peripheral nervous systems in the context of human disease and health. The technologies will include bioelectronic interfaces, neuromodulation strategies, neuroprosthetics, and brain–machine interfaces. Discussions will cover concept design through to proof-of-concept applications and optimization of neurotechnologies for clinical uses, and will specifically highlight neuroengineering strategies for both motor and cognitive control. A multidisciplinary panel will explore issues surrounding neuroethics, patient advocacy, and future neurotechnologies for psychiatric conditions and mental health. The aim of the conference is to bring together experts in neuroscience, materials science and engineering, biomedical engineering and clinical neurology, to stimulate thinking, debate and even spur collaborations that can help advance research in neurotechnologies.