The Vagus Nerve Connects Every Health Professional

Bioelectric medicine is the future of healthcare. It can touch every patient and every practitioner. By harnessing the power of the vagus nerve, we have the power to more effectively promote health as well as treat chronic conditions.

Our Mission

The Vagus Nerve Society is a multidisciplinary global non-profit for all clinicians. We are dedicated to the ongoing education and training of scientists and clinicians in the power of the vagus nerve and its application in the broad spectrum of health-related conditions.

WHAT IS THE VAGUS NERVE?

The Vagus nerve, the tenth cranial nerve, is also called the wandering nerve as it is the longest cranial nerve in the body. It provides parasympathetic innervation to the major organs. As the command-and-control center for the body, the vagus nerve is involved in autonomic organ function, regulation of inflammation, perception of pain, and modification of disease. A mixed nerve, between 80-90% of the fibers are afferent, and 10-20% are efferent. Increasingly, researchers and clinicians are learning how to stimulate this nerve to improve outcomes in a variety of disease states.

Become a Member of Our Community

Deepen your understanding of the Vagus Nerve, get your questions answered, identify relevance to your practice, explore clinical synergies, and meet the best and brightest colleagues working in the field today.

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Staats, VNSociety Co-Founder on winning the Napa Pain Conference Legacy Lecture and Award

Napa Pain Conference Legacy Lecture and Award
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The Vagus Education Touchpoint

About once a week members will receive a short 3-minute video highlighting an important scientific or clinical fact about the vagus nerve and its role in health and disease modulation.

STAY TUNED FOR

Upcoming Events

Vagus Nerve Certification Training – Coming Mid-April 2024!!

VNS will be launching our introductory 6-hour online CME Certification Course. Eligible only to society members, participants who complete the certification test ...

16th World Congress of the International Neuromodulation Society

May 11th-16, 2024 in Vancouver, Canada For more information visit https://ins-congress.com/  

Who We Are

We are a non-profit educational organization whose global membership is drawn from multiple disciplines. Our members are researchers, medical specialists, primary care physicians, functional/integrative clinicians, and scientists who are interested in sharing their knowledge and expertise and learning from one another. We will have a robust program of opportunities in which members will participate.

Our Sponsors

THANK YOU TO OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS

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THE VAGUS NERVE SOCIETY IS OPEN TO SCIENTISTS AND CLINICIANS FROM ALL DISCIPLINES.

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VNS 2.8 Updated Mktg

The VNS Society is holding a free educational webinar on February 8, 2024 at 5:00PM PST sponsored by Spark Biomedical
Come join Drs. Peter Staats, Navid Kodaparast and Alejandro Covalin who will be discussing Transcutaneous Auricular Neurostimulation (TAN) and Clinical Outcomes in Opioid Addiction.

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