News & Events


EB Conference

Experimental Biology

May 1, 2021 - May 4, 2021

Indianapolis, IN

SFN Conference

Society for Neuroscience 50th Annual Meeting

November 13, 2021 - November 17, 2021

Chicago, Illinois

grc Conference

Gordon Research Conference on Neuroelectronic Interfaces

March 13, 2022 - March 18, 2022

Four Points Sheraton in Ventura, CA

Latest News

Vote for your favorite SPARC image or video!

The SPARC program wants your votes, visit the SPARC Art Contest Voting page today and vote for your favorite images and videos before the October 9, 2020 deadline.

September 17, 2020

The August 2020 SPARC Portal update is now live!

This release includes numerous enhancements, including a link to collated scientific publications funded through SPARC, and improved display of protocol and citation information for all datasets.

August 20, 2020

Neuroscience 2020 is cancelled

The Society for Neuroscience annual conference for 2020 has been cancelled. The next meeting is planned for November 13-17, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. Please continue to check the SPARC Portal for updates

August 5, 2020

The July 2020 SPARC Portal update is now live!

This release includes new functionality to view nerve-organ Maps and a galleries of image datasets.

July 9, 2020

Now accepting submissions!

The Journal of Neural Engineering will publish a Special Issue on Neuroelectronic Interfaces (Deadline, Nov. 30)

June 26, 2020

The "brain" in the heart

SPARC-supported research to create the first 3D map of the heart's "brain" was highlighted in a recent article from BBC Science Focus

May 31, 2020

SPARC-funded researchers create 3D neural network of the heart!

SPARC-funded researchers have developed whole-organ imaging technologies to generate a precise 3D map of the cardiac nervous system. Understanding these structural and molecular maps may help us develop therapies for cardiac disease.

May 27, 2020

Release of the updated SPARC Portal

The NIH SPARC program is proud to announce the release of the updated SPARC portal. The updated portal provides an integrated view of the output from the SPARC program, its resources and community.

February 19, 2020

How do neural implants work?

The SPARC program is highlighted in IEEE Spectrum's publication on understanding how neural implants can treat pathological conditions.

January 20, 2020

How hacking the human heart could replace pill popping

BBC News highlights the SPARC program in an article discussing the future of bioelectronic medicine for a range of chronic conditions, including cardiac disease,

December 16, 2019

Why It's Time to Take Electrified Medicine Seriously

The SPARC program and its impact on bioelectronic medicine development is highlighted in this piece from Time Magazine.

October 24, 2019

NIH Launches SPARC Data Portal at Los Angeles Events

Neurotech Reports covered the initial launch of the SPARC Data Portal at the International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience meeting in Los Angeles in July 2019.

July 31, 2019