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With great pleasure, we announce the first ICON (1st Course on Neuromodulation), which will be held in Maastricht, The Netherlands, on 29-30 June 2017.

From a Neuromodulation point of view, Maastricht University Medical Center is a center of excellence in global Neuromodulation. There is long tradition of using Neuromodulation in the treatment of fecal- and urinary incontinence, pain, spasticity, movement disorders, and psychiatric disorders. In the last years, new indications and approaches have been added to this armamentarium, including Neuromodulation for obstipation, irritable bowel syndrome, epilepsy, and tinnitus.

The venue is the Maastricht Exhibition and Conference Centre (MECC), providing excellent facilities and state-of-the-art services. It is strategically located between the old center of the city, which is easily accessible, and the business area. Maastricht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands with well-preserved cultural heritage, and located in the “heart” of Europe. Maastricht University has a strong international culture with half of his students from outside the Netherlands. A perfect venue for the 1st Course on Neuromodulation.

Conference news

The preliminary programme is online!

The preliminary programme is online!

Discover the congress programme and speakers of the 1st course on Neuromodulation

Become a partner of the course!

Become a partner of the course!

There are several possibilities to sponsor the 1st course on Neuromodulation.

The field of Neuromodulation is rapidly growing

The field of Neuromodulation is rapidly growing

Modulating the activity of specific brain structures to understand function, but also to manage dysfunction, seems to be a timeless mission of neuroscientists. Classical tools are lesioning, electrical and chemical stimulation. Although effective at the level of the brain structure, these tools lack a high degree of selectivity and specificity. In the search for more advanced neuromodulation techniques, for instance enabling one to influence only a specific subpopulation of neurons, optogenetic and Designer Receptors Exclusively Activated by Designer Drugs (DREADD) approaches have been introduced

Discover Maastricht, a vibrant city in the South of the Netherlands

Discover Maastricht, a vibrant city in the South of the Netherlands

Today’s Maastricht is a city of culture, learning and business. Besides Maastricht is one of the three leading conference cities in the Netherlands. Maastricht is the oldest, most Southern city in the Netherlands and has a population of 125,000. With a history stretching back some 2,000 years ago, the Romans, Spaniards, French and Germans have all left their mark in Maastricht. Maastricht has been the crossroads of cultures and trade for thousands of years.