The Common Fund's new SPARC program has the central goal of providing a basic understanding of the peripheral nervous system to catalyze development of therapies based on neuromodulation of end-organ system function. The SPARC Biology and Technology Workshop serves as an initial step toward program success by bringing together research communities to assess the following:
- The current status of functional and anatomical mapping of peripheral innervation in organs.
- The opportunities for additional knowledge and technologies that would be foundational for mapping neuronal control of organ and organ system function in animal models and humans.
Furthermore, this workshop will help communicate technical and biological opportunities within and across communities in a variety of organs and conditions.