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Upcoming Summits & Symposia

2024 RCP Big Ideas Summit

The 2024 Big Ideas Summit will be focused on creating new approaches to use invasive and non-invasive neural stimulation as a therapy for patients with cerebellar disorders. Summit participants will include neuroscientists, neurosurgeons, and neurologists, as well as experts in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and engineering. All attendee expenses will be paid for by the RCP.

Attendees will share their input and expertise to assist the RCP in deciding how to allocate funding in support of its mission to improve the lives of those with cerebellar disease in as short a time as possible. Additionally, attendees will share the latest research ongoing at their universities as well as ideas that are currently developing that align with RCP’s focus and interest areas. The result of these discussions has the potential to provide opportunities for their Universities to receive research grants to further RCP’s goals.

  • The Summit is not a conventional meeting, most of the time will be devoted to collaborative brainstorming, and there will be few or no lectures or presentations.
  • The RCP plans to award one to two large grants ($5M) soon after the summit and possibly up to three in the next two years. The first $5M grant recipient will need to include a participant from the 2024 Summit.
  • The speed and magnitude of the funding opportunities are reflective of the RCP’s dedication to spark a major breakthrough in the neural stimulation field.

Confirmed Big Ideas Summit 2024 attendees include: Kanaka Rajan, Maryam Shanechi, Kathy Cullen, Philip Sabes, Amy Bastian, Chris de Zeeuw, Philip Starr, Andre Machado, Buz Jinnah, John Rogers, Warren Grill, Nanthia Suthana, and Tim Harris. 

2nd Annual Big Ideas Summit

April 9-12, 2024
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain
Scottsdale, Arizona
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Deadline to Apply: November 30th, 2023