Bass Neurosurgery Symposium: The Technologies of Neurorestoration (RP1803B)

Dallas, TX US
March 3, 2018




This activity will be focused on new developments in neuromodulation, including brain machine interface devices, non-invasive modulation, and breathroughs in genetics. An emphaisis will be made on restoration of motor funtion after brain or spine injury and on restoration of cognitive function, especially memory. A participant in this activity will be able to describe emerging strategies for treating conditions such as quadriparesis, stroke, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer's disease using neuromodulation. 




Target Audience

Neurosurgeons, Physiatrists, Internists, Physical Therapists, Nurses, and other healthcare workers interested in current and upcoming technologies for neurorestoration. 

Learning Objectives

  • Identify issues facing memory restoration
  • Explain how a motor prosthetic works
  • Interpret the data behind VNS for stroke recovery
  • Describe the uses of TMS for neural restoration
  • Discuss new materials being used to develop brain devices
  • Describe gene expression profiles and how it may be used for neuromodulation
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.00 AMA
  • 5.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/03/2018 - 7:00am CST
Event ends: 
03/03/2018 - 3:00pm CST
UT Southwestern Medical Center - T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building
6001 Forest Park Rd.
Dallas, TX 75390
United States

Friday Night Dinner:
Belo Mansion
2101 Ross Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75201


Babu G. Welch, M.D.
Duke Samson Chair in Neurological Surgery
Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology
Medical Director of the Neurological Surgery Clinic
Co-Director of the Paul M. Bass Center for Neurosurgical Innovation
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Bradley Lega, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Adjunct Professor, Bio-Engineering
UT Dallas
Dallas, Texas



Robert Kirsch, Ph.D.
Allen H. and Constance T. Ford Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Executive Director, Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research and Develpment Service
Cleveland, Ohio

Dan Rizzuto, Ph.D.
Director of Cognitive Neuromodulation
Computational Memory Lab
Department of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

John Rogers, Ph.D.
Louis Simpson and Kimberly Querrey Professor of Materials Science and Engineering 
Biomedical Engineering and Neurological Surgery
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois



Genevieve Konopka
Associate Professor
Department of Neuroscience
Dallas, Texas

Shawn McClintock, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Dallas, Texas

Carol Tamminga, M.D.
Professor and Chairman
Department of Psychiatry; Cinical Psychology; Neuroscience
Dallas, Texas


The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



UT Southwestern University Hospitals is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association – Approver, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 5.66 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

Available Credit

  • 5.00 AMA
  • 5.00 Attendance


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Refund Policy:

A $25 handling fee will be deducted from cancellation refunds. Refund requests must be received by email at by February 23, 2018. No refunds will be made thereafter.

**Onsite Registration will be available