The Impact of Bioelectronic Medicine on the Patient and the Hurdles to Deployment
Kelly Owens a
a Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Community Drive, 350, Manhasset, United States
Proceedings of Neural Interfaces and Artificial Senses (NIAS)
Online, Spain, 2021 September 22nd - 23rd
Organizers: Tiago Costa and Georgios Spyropoulos
Invited Speaker, Kelly Owens, presentation 020
DOI: https://doi.org/10.29363/nanoge.nias.2021.020
Publication date: 13th September 2021

Intro: Electricity throughout time: The Greeks, Whitman, and Tesla 
My role: Director of Education at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research
How/why I came into this role: Diagnosed with Crohn’s and inflammatory arthritis in 2002
Experience as a patient over 15 years
Experience in the VNS clinical trial in 2017
What life looks like today: Mark Twain quote and The Benjamin Button Effect
What I’m working on now
Basic Principles of BEM
Jack Sparrow running from the villagers: What it feels like going up against the status quo
What patients are going through with current treatment options
The hurdles we face in translating from bench to bedside, including example of Kelvin & Einstein as an example of dogma vs. progress 
Conclusion: where there is great need there is great opportunity.
 

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