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Digitimer 2023 Conference & Event Schedule

The BNA 2023 International Festival of Neuroscience

British Neuroscience Association is the largest UK organisation representing and promoting neuroscience and neuroscientists around the world and Digitimer is proud to have supported them since their inception.  We are delighted to have the opportunity to join the 2023 BNA Festival of Neuroscience in Brighton from April 23rd – 26th.

Digitimer will be exhibiting at stand 38, so please come and visit us to discuss your research and how Digitimer can best assist you.  On our stand, you can expect to see our array of electrical stimulation equipment, the NeuroLog System, and a variety of products from our partners:-

  • Automate Scientific
  • HEKA/Harvard
  • Narishige
  • Scientific Systems Design
  • MED64
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Paris Spring School – Optical Imaging and Electrophysiological Recording in Neuroscience

Held from 3rd May – 16th May 2023, Optical Imaging and Electrophysiological Recording in Neuroscience, provides lectures and hands-on training for international students interested in these techniques.

The intensive programme relies on an expert team scientists who act as course faculty members.  Of course, demonstrations and practical classes rely on equipment that is rapidly assembled into complex electrophysiology and imaging rigs and this is where Digitimer helps.

This year we will supply multiple DS2A constant voltage electrical stimulators, a Narishige PC-100 Pipette Puller and our two channel D400-2 Noise Eliminator, just in case there are some stubborn mains noise problems to overcome.

18th European Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology

In May, we travel to Marseille in the south of France for the ECCN 2023 meeting, which is being held from 9th to 12th.  Digitimer will be there to exhibit our clinical neurophysiology and human neuroscience product range.  As well as a packed seminar and poster programme, the meeting will feature a number of teaching courses led by clinicians and researchers, who employ our products in studies of nerve, muscle and cortical excitability.

Attendance will provide you with opportunties to learn how Digitimer stimulators and amplifiers may be used to provide an insight into pathological changes that lead to changes in excitability of these tissues.

Motor Control Meeting

Motor Control: Spinal Circuits and Beyond 2023

In June our attention moves to St Andrews in Scotland for Motor Control: Spinal Circuits and Beyond 2023.  This meeting will draw together scientists who share an interest in research that advances our understanding of how spinal (or equivalent) circuits control movements, including consideration of the roles of descending and sensory inputs.  Session topics include:-

  • Sensory-Motor Integration
  • Locomotor and Respiratory CPGs
  • Ascending and Descending Signals
  • Cellular and Synaptic Properties
  • Neuronal Diversity
  • Neuromodulation of Movement

Unfortunately, Digitimer will not be able to exhibit in St Andrews, but we have made a contribution towards the running costs of the conference and wish the organizers, speakers, and delegates a very successful meeting.

Plymouth Microelectrode, Patch Clamp and Optical Techniques for Cell Physiology

The first microelectrode techniques course was held in April 1984 for 12 PhD students and post-docs. The guest lecturers included David Colquhoun, Bernard Katz, Richard Keynes, Tim Rink, Martin Thomas and Roger Thomas, and there were 6 experimental rigs. There are usually 20 students for hands-on, 10 rigs, and 50 faculty.

This year, after a 3 year hiatus, the workshop returns to Plymouth and will be held from August 30th until 13th September 2023.  Digitimer will once again be providing our DS2A and DS3 Electrical Stimulators, DG2A Trigger Generator, and other instruments that allow the organizers to assemble electrophysiology and imaging rigs for the hands-on parts of the workshop.

Plymouth Workshop
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Third International Motor Impairment Conference

From November 20th to 22nd, the Third International Motor Impairment Conference will be held in Sydney, Australia.  Motor impairment causes physical disability in a wide range of diseases and health conditions, including stroke, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal injury and healthy aging.  The aim of this meeting is to better understand the pathophysiology of motor impairment, to develop treatments, and evolve clinical practices.

The meeting will bring together many renowned scientists and clinicians who specialize in this field.  Speakers will include members of the international eWALK study which is using our DS8R stimulators to examine a potential role for transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation in the rehabilitation of spinal cord injury.  As a result, Digitimer is co-sponsoring the conference with our Australasian representative, SDR Scientific, who will be exhibiting on our behalf.