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2nd Annual Force-Based Manipulation Investigator Meeting

Date: June 29, 2023 - 11:30 a.m. ET to 1:30 p.m. ET

NIH VideoCast

Force-Based Manipulation Meeting

Event Description

The purpose of this meeting was to provide opportunities to share advances across the three Force-Based Manipulation research networks, promote collaboration, and avoid duplication of network efforts. The meeting’s open session featured programmatic network vision and goals and a keynote presentation by Dr. David Ginty of Harvard Medical School. The open session concluded with updates from the three research networks—ForceNet, Neurons_MATTR, and Spine-Work.

Watch the event:


Open Session

11:30–11:45 a.m. | Welcome From the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institute and Center Leadership

  • Dr. Helene M. Langevin, Director, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health 
  • Dr. Lyn Jakeman, Director, Division of Neuroscience, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

11:45–Noon | Overview of NIH Force-Based Manipulation Research Networks

  • Dr. Alex Tuttle, NCCIH
  • Dr. Leslie Osborne, NINDS

Noon–12:30 p.m. |  Keynote Speaker Presentation: The Sensory Neurons of Touch                                            

  • Dr. David Ginty, Harvard Medical School

12:30–1:00 p.m. | Network Introduction

  • ForceNet:
    • Dr. William Reed, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    • Dr. Chad Cook, Duke University
  • Neurons_MATTR:
    • Dr. Ellen Lumpkin, University of California, Berkeley
    • Dr. Gregory Gerling, University of Virginia
  • Spine-Work:
    • Dr. Beth Winkelstein, University of Pennsylvania
    • Dr. Victor Barocas, University of Minnesota

1:00–1:30 p.m. | General Questions and Answers to the Keynote Speaker and the Three Networks


Reasonable Accommodation
Individuals who need reasonable accommodation to participate should contact by Thursday, June 15, 2023.