North American Neuromodulation Society

Expanding Our Minds

2018 NANS Annual Meeting: January 11-14, 2018

Speaker Portal

Click here to access the 2018 NANS Speaker Portal.

You can log in to the 2018 speaker portal using your NANS username and password.
If you have been faculty in the past, you may already have a username and password. If you cannot remember your username and password, please contact Member Services at 847.375.4717 or for assistance in obtaining your credentials. For registration purposes, it is critical that you do not create a duplicate record.

The deadline for session participation confirmation is Friday, May 25, 2017.


2018 NANS Annual Meeting Travel Fellowship Award

Come meet future scientific and clinical collaborators at the North American Neuromodulation Society Annual Meeting, the largest neuromodulation conference in the world, January 11-14, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV. The 2018 NANS Annual Meeting has been structured to maximize opportunities to present scientific work interactively and to engage with colleagues in engineering, neuroscience, and neurology. 

To further encourage participation by scientists, neurologists, and nurse practitioners/advanced practice providers NANS is sponsoring 15 competitive travel awards of $1,000 to the meeting. There are 5 awards available for scientists, 5 for neurologists, and 5 for nurse practitioners/ advanced practice providers.

Applicants must be currently in training, or within 10 years of completion of training. Please submit 500 words or less on your background, what you feel you bring to NANS, and why this award would be of benefit to you to Ava Kellogg at Abstract submission is not mandatory for consideration, but is strongly recommended.

The deadline to submit your application materials is Monday, July 31, 2017, at 12 p.m. (noon)( CST).

Kumar Award

The North American Neuromodulation Society established the Kumar New Investigator Award to encourage scientific work in neuromodulation. The award is given to honor the legacy of Dr. Krishna Kumar and is accompanied by a $5,000 grant, generously funded by Medtronic, Inc.   In 2017, the award was presented to Scott F. Lempka, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at University of Michigan. Dr. Lempka submitted a manuscript entitled, “Computational Analysis of Kilohertz Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation for Chronic Pain Management”, and presented his research during the 2017 NANS Annual Meeting.   

To qualify for the 2018 Kumar Award, the investigator must have completed training in neuromodulation within the last ten years. This criterion allows the award to be given to individuals who trained in another area, and only later became excited about clinical and/or basic research in neuromodulation. Nomination for the award includes submission of a research manuscript  that is no more than 4,000 words or a publication in neuromodulation, current curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation. One letter of recommendation should be written by the immediate supervisor of the nominee.

The North American Neuromodulation Society is strongly encouraging new investigators who meet the criteria outlined for the Kumar Award to submit their nomination materials by September 5, 2017. All submissions and questions can be directed to Lily Talan at ( 

Abstract Center

NANS is accepting abstracts for the 2018 Annual Meeting, which is scheduled to take place on January 11-14, 2018, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV. The categories include original research and medically challenging cases. Case reports involving three or less patients will only be considered in the medically challenging cases category.

The deadline for abstract submission is Monday, July 31, 2017, at 12 p.m. (noon) (CST).

Submit an abstract!

How to Submit an Abstract:

Click here to log in and submit an abstract.

NANS Members: You can log in to the abstract submission sitea using your NANS username and password.

Non-Members: If you have previously submitted an abstract, you may already have a username and password. If you cannot remember your username and password, please contact Member Services at 847.375.4717 or for assistance in obtaining your credentials. For registration purposes, it is critical that you do not create a duplicate membership record.

If you are not a member and or have not used the abstract submission site before, you can register to create an account here.

Abstract Categories:

  • Scientific Abstracts
    • Advocacy
    • Basic Science
    • Brain (Movement Disorders, Psychiatric Disorders, and Cognitive Disorders)
    • Cancer Pain
    • Complications
    • Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation
    • Engineering
    • Healthcare Economics and Socioeconomics
    • Intrathecal Therapy
    • Mechanism of Action
    • Neuromodulation for Headaches
    • Novel Applications
    • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Visceral Neuromodulation (Genitourinary Disorders and Gastrointestinal Colorectal Disorders)
    • Waveforms and Energy Delivery
  • Medically Challenging Cases
    • Case reports consisting of three or less patients

Presentation Formats:

During the submission process, authors may indicate their preferred presentation format:

  1. Oral Presentation - The highest-ranked abstracts will be selected for an oral presentation in one of our Thematic Oral Abstract Sessions or Concurrent Sessions. These sessions take place during the meeting on Friday, January 12, 2018, and Saturday, January 13, 2018.
  2. Paper Poster - Abstracts accepted for a printed paper poster will be displayed for viewing on individually assigned 4" x 6" poster boards located in the exhibit hall. Authors shall present their work during the interactive poster session that will take place on Friday evening of the meeting.
  3. Oral Presentation & Paper Poster - If you would like to have an oral presentation, but would like to create a paper poster presentation in the event that your abstract is NOT selected for an oral presentation.

Please Note: All accepted abstracts will be required to submit an electronic poster version of their abstract. There will not be a moderated session or physical presentations of these electronic posters. The electronic posters are available during the entirety of the NANS Annual Meeting and will be available on monitors throughout the meeting and the NANS Annual Meeting App. They will be uploaded to the meeting web page and published electronically in the society's journal, Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, following the meeting.

Abstract Review Process:

Abstracts submitted for the 2018 NANS Annual Meeting are blindly reviewed by an independent scientific review committee and scored on scientific merit, originality, and the relevancy to the field of neuromodulation. Although scientific data is important, the quality of the abstract is the primary determinant for acceptance by the NANS Scientific Program Committee. The Scientific Program Committee has final discretion regarding abstract presentation format.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Click here to view FAQs additional submission criteria, and considerations for submitting abstracts to the 2018 NANS Annual Meeting.

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