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Sim4Life Workshop at Neuroscience 2019

We are excited to announce our third Sim4Life Workshop at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting 2019 in Chicago, USA, taking place on:

Date: Monday, October 21, 2019
Time: 18.30 – 21.30 hrs (including light dinner)
Venue: “Adler ABC”, Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, 2233 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Chicago, IL 60616, USA

The detailed program can be downloaded here.


Please join us for an exciting workshop on image-based computational modeling and simulation for the stimulation of the brain, the peripheral nerve system, and the spinal cord!

This year, Prof. Nir Grossmann (Imperial College London, UK) will deliver the keynote presentation, where he will introduce the audience to the promises and challenges of temporal interference (TI) stimulation. Prof. Grossmann will share with us how computational modeling and simulation (CM&S) with this very new technology is being used to assist the planning of TI experiments, and to interpret data from targeted deep brain stimulation.

The use of stimulation of the peripheral nerve system (PNS) to relieve conditions or to restore lost body functionalities has become the number one challenge in bioelectronic medicine. Prof. Mario Romero Ortega (University of Texas Dallas, USA) – one of the key opinion leaders in this field – will give us an update on recent achievements and current challenges, showing how image-based modelling and simulation have become indispensable aids for the planning and interpretation of PNS stimulation experiments.

Andreas Rowald (EPFL, Switzerland), a scientist in the European RESTORE project, will illustrate the critical role played by in silico personalized models of spinal-cord stimulation in the decision making for treatment of spinal cord injuries, and what important parameters must be considered when relying on CM&S.

Dr. Bryn Lloyd (IT’IS Foundation, Switzerland) will present a quasi-tutorial on how the new unstructured meshing solutions in Sim4Life represent a milestone in in silico model accuracy, and how a user can generate the necessary conformal and adaptive unstructured meshes on complex 2D and 3D entities.

Dr. Antonino M. Cassarà (IT’IS Foundation, Switzerland) will expand on this topic with respect to the development of accurate image-based neuroelectric models of nerves, e.g., from labelled segmented nerve cross-sectional images. He will illustrate step-by-step how these models can assist the design, prototyping, and optimization of futuristic neural interfaces. Finally, we will learn how predictive translational in silico studies can be executed thanks to the availability of large databases of histological images.

The event will conclude with a presentation by Dr. Habib Bousleiman (ZMT) on selected features of the most recent release of Sim4Life V5.0 as well as upcoming features designed for biomedical applications.

All workshop participants will be offered a light dinner during the workshop.

Registration for the workshop is open and free-of-charge, but space is limited, and seats will be allocated on a “first come, first serve” basis. If you are interested in participating, please contact us by email at to register.

We look forward to welcoming you in Chicago to our workshop and to Booth #1937, where we will showcase our latest developments!

The ZMT Zurich MedTech Team

Detailed Workshop Agenda