The Neuroelectronic Interfaces GRS provides a unique forum for young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, discuss new methods, cutting edge ideas, and pre-published data, as well as to build collaborative relationships with their peers. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged participants rather than spectators.
The field of neuroelectronic interfaces has seen rapid advancement as we strive to deliver upon its promise to transform therapeutic, rehabilitative, and diagnostic medicine. However, application of neurotechnology requires integration of many disparate elements, while most cutting-edge research primarily focuses on a single element in isolation, with little attention being given to the remainder of the neuroelectronic system. As a result, these other system elements may limit performance, portability, or generalizability of the neuroelectronic design. Additionally, this leads to reproducibility challenges and duplication of effort between research groups, significantly slowing progress in the field. The 2024 Neuroelectronic Interfaces Gordon Research Seminar will discuss new and in-progress neurotechnology developments with a specific emphasis on how these technologies are integrated and positioned within a larger system including the nervous system, sensing array and materials, electronics, software and algorithms, testing, packaging, surgical approaches, patient and clinician experience, and the interconnection among these subsystems. Neuroelectronic interface technologies at all stages of development are encouraged, from first-principles development of novel technological principles to clinical translation of mature technologies. This GRS aims to provoke systems-level thinking among the neuroelectronic interface development community and foster discussion, collaboration, and technological dissemination to accelerate adoption and translation of these technologies. Attendees will also have an opportunity to learn from speakers in academia, government, start-ups, and large medical device companies, including a panel discussing how to navigate both challenges and opportunities specific to each of these work environments.
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by December 3, 2023. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.