Marom Bikson, PhD, The City College of New York (CCNY), University of New York (CUNY)

Marom Bikson, PhD,
The City College of New York (CCNY), University of New York (CUNY)

CE Workshop #2: Best-Practices of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) for Effective and Reliable Outcomes

Marom Bikson, PhD Abstract & Learning Objectives: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is investigated to treat a broad range of neuropsychiatric disorders, to accelerate neuro-rehabilitation, and to change cognition and behavior in healthy individuals. The tolerability, low-cost, and apparent simplicity of the technique has driven rapid and broad adoption. But safe, effective, and reliable application of tDCS critically depends on the use of proper techniques. This course will first review major findings on tDCS in treatment with a special focus on how tDCS is customized for specific applications. Second, detailed protocols for device, electrode, and subject preparation will be demonstrated. Third, state-of-the-art development including used of concurrent EEG, working with susceptible populations, and High-Definition tDCS (HD-tDCS) will be explained. Upon conclusion of this course, learners will be able to: Have a deeper understanding of how tDCS is customized and optimized to specific indications Be familiar with best practices in tDCS preparation and protocol Be exposed to the leading edge of technical advancements in tDCS Speaker Biography: Dr. Marom Bikson is a Cattell Professor of Biomedical Engineering at The City College of New York (CCNY) of the City University of New York (CUNY) and co-Director of the Neural Engineering Group at the New York Center for Biomedical Engineering. The translational R&D activity of his group spans pre-clinical studies, computational models, device design and fabrication, regulatory activities, and clinical trials. Technologies developed by his group are in clinical trials in over 250 medical centers and include neuromodulation interventions for neuropsychiatric disorders, intra- and post-operative sensors, patient compliance tools, and surgeon training simulators. Dr. Bikson has published over 200 papers and book-chapters and is inventor on over 30 patent applications. He is known for his work on brain targeting with electrical stimulation, cellular physiology of electric effects, and electrical safety. Dr. Bikson co-invented High-Definition transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (HD-tDCS), the first non-invasive, targeted, and low-intensity neuromodulation technology. Dr. Bikson consults for medical technology companies and regulatory agencies on the design, validation, and certification of medical instrumentation. Dr. Bikson is co-founder of Soterix Medical Inc. Prior to becoming faculty at CUNY, Dr. Bikson was a research fellow at the University of Birmingham Medical School, UK and a Research Associate at Sontra Medical LLC, in Cambridge Mass. Dr. Bikson received a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland OH, and a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore Celebrating 50 Years-Binding the Past and Present