Announcements

Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC) Program

Please check out the new Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC) program here, http://commonfund.nih.gov/sparc/index.

Three RFI’s have been released.  Please provide your input by November 25, 2014.

 

  • NIH-Industry Partnership towards Clinical Utility of Market-approved Devices to Support New Market Indications within SPARC: Partner with industry and FDA to explore utility of existing, approved devices to address new, small-market indications (see NOT RM-14-015 for details)
  • Research on Neural Control and Neuromodulation of Organ Function to Enable SPARC: Deliver detailed, integrated functional/anatomical neural circuit maps in multiple organs or organ systems for understanding the underlying mechanisms of control; develop/pilot novel electrode designs, surgical procedures, and stimulation protocols leveraging insights from the functional maps (see NOT RM-14-016 for details)
  • Neuromodulation Technology Needs and Challenges to Enable SPARC: Develop next-generation technology for stimulating and recording of visceral nerves and tissues, e.g., optogenetics, stimulating/recording electrodes, cell-type specific tracing (see NOT-RM-017 for details).  {This one in particular is seeking feedback on methods for computational analysis and data sharing.}

Webinars

Presenter:
Bradley Davidson and Casey Myers
Webinar Date
Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 10:00am
Presenter:
Bill Lytton, Gordon Shepherd
Webinar Date
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

MSM Meetings

Meeting Date:
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 to Friday, December 5, 2014
Meeting Location:
NIMBioS at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville

The Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) is the premier international forum for disseminating recent advances in the field of dynamic systems modeling and simulation. In addition to a technical program of unsurpassed scope and quality, WSC provides the central meeting place for simulation practitioners, researchers and vendors. Research in modeling and simulation is propelled by fostering cross fertilization between various disciplines. The theme for WSC 2014 is “Exploring Big Data through Simulation.”

Meeting Date:
Sunday, December 7, 2014 to Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Meeting Location:
Savannah, GA
Meeting Date:
Monday, January 19, 2015 to Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Meeting Location:
NIH campus, Bethesda, MD

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