News & Impact

You are here

NYC tDCS Workshop 2014

May 2014
Grove School of Engineering, The City College of New York, CUNY

Researchers from the Burke Medical Research Institute were among the international experts invited to present at this year’s NYC tDCS Workshop, held May 6 and 7. The event, hosted by the Grove School of Engineering at the City College of New York, was a two-day intensive workshop focusing on the design and implementation of tDCS clinical trials. tDCS, or transcranial direct current stimulation, involves mild electrical currents applied non-invasively to the brain and has shown promise in treating conditions ranging from depression to spinal cord injury.

Dylan Edwards, Ph.D., P.T., director of the Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation and Human Motor Control Laboratory at BMRI was part of an expert panel on “tDCS in combination with behavioral and cognitive therapy.”  Mar Cortes, M.D., a clinical scientist at BMRI, was the moderator for two expert panels: "tDCS in Combination with Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy" and  "tDCS with Pharmacotherapy."


Conditions & Recovery

Motor Recovery Icon
Write and walk again.
Spinal Cord Injury icon
Around the world, between 300,000 and 500,000 people are living with a SCI.