Reflex Plasticity Meetings

NM4R Level 2 Operant Conditioning Workshop

Location: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Date: March 27-29, 2018

The goal of this workshop was to provide participants with hands-on opportunities to learn and practice the
fundamentals of human operant conditioning protocols. In hope to inspire different directions of conditioning
applications, participants were exposed to several different variations of conditioning protocols.

This two day workshop included:
• Overview of the H-reflex and operant conditioning
• Demonstration and hands-on training in EMG recording, H-reflex and M-wave recruitment methods and
the process of operant conditioning
• Motor evoked potential theory and practice for the tibialis anterior muscle.

7th Operant Conditioning Meeting

Location: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
Date: March 26-27, 2018

Jointly hosted by The National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies and The National Center of
Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation


This meeting’s aim was to discuss operant conditioning of EMG evoked potentials and related basic and clinical studies of the associated CNS plasticity.

Topics included:
• Principles of reflex operant conditioning
• Mechanisms of conditioning-induced plasticity
• Recent progress in animal and human research
• Research methods
• Technology development
• Basic science and translational research in the future.

Spinal Cord Plasticity in Motor Control

A Society for Neuroscience Satellite Symposium
Friday, Nov. 11, 2016
Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Marina Ballroom E
Sponsored by The National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies and The National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation.

Spinal Cord Plasticity in Motor Control

A Society for Neuroscience Satellite Symposium
Friday, November 14, 2014
Marriott Marquis, Washington, DC

Special thanks to Guger Technologies (g.tec) for sponsoring this event!

Spinal Cord Plasticity in Motor Control Meeting 2020

Location: Online

Dates: December 1 and 4, 2020


This virtual symposium is hosted by the National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies and the National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehabilitation. It will focus on the role of activity-dependent spinal cord plasticity in motor control and motor learning in health and disease. The topics addressed will include:
•spinal cord plasticity during motor learning and in response to trauma and disease; interactions between brain and spinal cord plasticity;
•physiological and anatomical mechanisms underlying spinal cord plasticity and its impact on behavior;
•induction and guidance of plasticity in spinal reflex pathways and in corticospinal connections;
•activity-dependent neuromuscular plasticity; and
•therapeutic applications of spinal cord plasticity.


Visit chp.musc.edu/research/nc-nm4r/conferences/spinal-plasticity for registration and further details or contact Blair Dellenbach: stecb@musc.edu for additional information.

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