North American Neuromodulation Society

Institute of Neuromodulation (ION)


ION Mission Statement

The Institute of Neuromodulation (ION) shall promote research and innovation to advance the field of Neuromodulation to improve health and quality of life for patients.


ION Vision Statement

  • Promote patient safety and appropriate access to neuromodulation therapies using the best evidence. 
  • Raise awareness of the benefits, cost-effectiveness and value of neuromodulation therapies.  
  • Improve the understanding of the mechanisms, expand the indications, and enhance the evidence base for neuromodulation therapies by supporting clinical, basic science and translational research.

ION Leadership

Ali Rezai, MD- ION President

Director, Neurological Institute
Associate Dean, Neuroscience
Stanley D. and Joan H. Ross Chair in Neuromodulation
Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience

Peter Konrad, MD PhD- ION Vice-President

Professor of Neurosurgery
Vanderbilt Medical Center

Richard North, MD- ION Secretary/ Treasurer

Professor of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins (ret.)


Lead/ Device Interface Project Leads

David Kloth, MD

Connecticut Pain Care

Richard North, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins (ret.)

Device Clinical Trials Project Leads

Salim Hayek, MD PhD

Professor of Anesthesiology
University Hospitals, Cleveland

Brian H. Kopell, MD

Mount Sinai Beth Israel
The Mount Sinai Hospital
Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West

Basic Science/ Research Project Leads

Robert D. Foreman, PhD

George Lynn Cross Research Professor 
Adjunct Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Oklahoma
Adjunct Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University 

Lawrence Poree, MD PhD

University of California San Francisco


WIKISTIM is a searchable website created to 1) display primary clinical and experimental data reported in the neuromodulation literature in a format that is searchable and accessible, facilitates comparison and meta-analysis, and eliminates the “noise” of unnecessary narrative and 2) promote collaboration and sharing of information among clinicians, scientists, engineers, and others.

Upcoming Events

  • June 26-29 2017

    17th Quadrennial Meeting of the WSSFN
    Hotel Intercontinental
    Berlin, Germany

  • July 17-18, 2017

    14th World Congress on Neurology and
    Neurological Disorders
    Chicago, IL

  • August 28–30, 2017

    The 22nd Annual Gabor Racz Advanced
    Interventional Budapest Pain
    Conference and Workshop
    Budapest, Hungary

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