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 847.375.4714 or for assistance in obtaining your credentials. For registration purposes, it is critical that you do not create a duplicate record.

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

Abstract submission for the 2018 NANS Annual Meeting is now closed.

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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