Mechanisms of Action

Jointly Sponsored by Neurovations Education and Napa Pain Institute

Dr. Scott Lempka awarded the New Investigator Award at the Inaugural Conference
Mechanisms of Action: Electrical Stimulation of the Nervous System

Orlando, Florida (April 4, 2014) – The Scientific Committee for the Inaugural Mechanisms of Action: Electrical Stimulation of the Nervous System conference awarded Scott Lempka, PhD, the New Investigator Award and a prize of $5,000 in recognition of the excellent science and potential clinical applications from his abstract and poster titled, “Mechanisms of High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation For Chronic Pain.”

Dr. Lempka earned his PhD in Biomedical Engineering in May 2010 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. His graduate thesis, “The electrode–‐tissue interface during recording and stimulation in the central nervous system,” was completed under his advisor Cameron C. McIntyre, PhD.

Over 170 physician scientists, neuroscientists, bio/electrical engineers, clinicians, venture capitalists, and industry members gathered in Orlando, Florida, from March 28 – 30, 2014, to bridge the traditional silos between basic and clinical researchers in biomedical research, which can hinder progress toward finding new therapeutics for patients in need.

Co-Chairs Dr. Elliot Krames and Dr. Eric Grigsby presented this one-of-a-kind scientific meeting focusing on what is known and not known today regarding Mechanisms of Action (MOA) of electrical stimulation of targets including; the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system, various viscera including the bladder, the heart and the gastrointestinal system.

“The conference was outstanding,” said Dr. Lempka, the winner of the New Investigator Award and Prize. “Drs. Krames and Grigsby worked very hard to gather a diverse and well-known group of scientists and clinicians to discuss mechanisms of neuromodulation therapies so we could improve these therapies and their efforts paid off. This award is a tremendous honor and I will use the prize to fund research to advance neuromodulation therapies for chronic pain management.”

“Our goal was to advance the treatment of disease through the use of electrical stimulation to different targets of the body,” said Dr. Elliott Krames, conference co-chair, and the former editor of the journal Neuromodulation. “This conference was designed for scientists, by scientists, and I believe we achieved that goal with a gathering of the minds among the world’s foremost thought leaders and key opinion leaders in this field.”

Lectures from experts in a diverse range of specialties offered the latest scientific findings, allowing participants to merge the silos of information between specialties and create a collaborative atmosphere.

“We believe we were able to connect and build for the first time a community from among this field’s key stakeholders to advance new innovations and incubate new technologies,” added Dr. Grigsby, founder and president of Neurovations Education, the conference organizer.

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