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International Live Conference on

Brain Stimulation

October 21, 2023
Saturday 08:00 PM IST

The field of brain stimulation continues to undergo remarkable growth.  Brain stimulation methods are rapidly transforming research on brain mechanisms, from the molecular to the behavioral, and offer new approaches to therapeutics for brain disorders. In many ways, the field of brain stimulation represents a paradigm shift, augmenting and sometimes supplanting the dominant psychopharmacological approaches of the past several decades.

Currently, there are single theme meetings around the world that that are either technique or profession based or that limit the science of neuromodulation in other ways. 

This virtual meet will carry forward the successful multidisciplinary broad approach of the prior meetings. Basic scientists will attend lectures by engineers and psychiatrists. Cognitive neuroscientists will mingle with neurosurgeons and brain modelling physicists. This fertile cross-disciplinary meeting will provide opportunity to discuss the science that is driving advances in this field.

Topics will include:

  • Animal models

  • Closed-loop or responsive stimulation

  • Combining brain stimulation methods with brain imaging

  • Computer modeling of brain stimulation methods

  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS)

  • EEG-synchronization

  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

  • Focal pharmacology

  • Neuronavigation

  • Neurophysiology

  • Novel neuromodulation techniques

  • Plasticity of the nervous system

  • Transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS)

  • Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)

  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

  • Transcranial pulsed ultrasound (tPUS)

  • Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS)

  • Basic neuroscience

  • Clinical neurological applications

  • Clinical psychiatric applications

  • Cognitive and affective neuroscience

Title Talk: A study to evaluate the impact of nursing care on bio-psychological outcomes among patients undergoing spinal anaesthesia in selected hospitals at Erode

Context: The perioperative nurse provides nursing care during all three phases. Preoperative anxiety is encountered at a rate of 60–80% in patients scheduled for surgery, and influences surgery, anaesthesia and consequently postoperative healing unfavorably. The nurse researcher identified the research gap for patients undergoing spinal anaesthesia and its effect on bio-psychological outcomes. Hence this research focuses on nursing care for anxiety and gastric motility among patients undergoing spinal anaesthesia.

Methods: After obtaining written informed consent, patients undergoing spinal anaesthesia who fulfill the inclusion criteria was recruited and enrolled in the study in selected hospitals at Erode. Quasi experimental posttest only control group design was used in this study. Purposive sampling technique was used to recruit the study subjects. The total sample size was 150 subjects out of which 75 in experimental group and 75 in control group. Socio demographic profile was appraised. Nursing care comprises of preoperative teaching module. Teaching module was given for 20-30 minutes, once on previous day of surgery, through slide show. Intra-operative video therapy was intervened for 20-30 minutes. Abdominal exercise was given for 20 minutes, twice a day for 2 days. Control group received standard methods of care. Posttest was conducted by using Spielberger State Anxiety Inventory and Modified Gastric Motility Assessment Scale in experimental and control group.

Result: Paired‘t’ test & Unpaired ‘t’ test showed statistical significance in reducing the level of anxiety and improving the level of gastric motility in experimental group compared to the control group.


Dr. Sampoornam. W,


Annai JKK Sampoorani Ammal College of Nursing,

Komarapalayam, India