The Neural Prosthesis (NP) Seminar Series debuted in 1988. Since its debut, this series has sponsored numerous distinguished clinicians and scientists, working in areas that include functional neuromuscular and electrical stimulation, neuromodulation, brain computer interfaces (BCI), pain mechanisms and blocking, simulation & modeling, autonomic system, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and other related areas.

The Neural Prosthesis Live Webinar Series is a public educational forum with prominent presenters active in all areas of research. The series brings together researchers, scientists, clinicians and students in the Northeast Ohio Research Community to encourage the exchange of scientific information on global emerging neuromodulation and neurostimulation topics.

In 2019, the Cleveland FES Center launched the NP Live Webinar Series to allow the live stream audience to participate in the Webinars. Submitted questions are addressed during the Q&A following the presentation.

The NP Webinar Series is sponsored by the Cleveland FES Center in partnership with our co-hosts.

Click here to live stream the webinars

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Wolstein Research Building, Room 1413 | 3:00 PM EST

Christopher Fetsch, PhD

Robert G. Merrick Research Chair
Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience
John Hopkins University School of Medicine

Thursday, November 9, 2022
State of the FES Center

Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballroom A | 4:30 PM EST

Robert Kirsch, PhD

Executive Director
Cleveland FES Center

Allen H. and Constance T. Ford Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University

Thursday, December 15, 2022 | 4:00 PM EST

Wolstein Research Building, Room 1413 | 3:00 PM EST

Leigh Hochberg, MD, PhD

Vascular Neurologist
McCance Center for Brain Health
Critical Care Neurologist
Director, Center for Neurotechnology and Neurorecovery
Neurologist, Massachusetts General Hospital 

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Wolstein Research Building, Room 1413 | 3:00 PM EST

Robert L. Sainburg, PhD, OTR/L

Dorothy Foehr Huck and J. Lloyd Huck Distinguished Chair in Kinesiology and Neurology
Professor, Kinesiology
Professor, Department of Neurology
Professor, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
Penn State Neuroscience Institute

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Wolstein Research Building, Room 1413 | 3:00 PM EST

Jonathan Sakai, PhD

Director, Commercialization at CIONIC

Co-Founder and Executive AdvisorCo-Founder and Executive AdvisorCleveland NeuroDesign Innovation Fellowship

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Wolstein Research Building, Room 1413 | 3:00 PM EST

Vallabh Das, PhD

Professor & Chair 
Department of Vision Sciences
College of Optometry
University of Houston

Visit the Webinar archive for information,
videos and other media from previous speakers and topics

Thank you to the FES Institute for the generous partnership support to FES Center educational and outreach programs.