Hands-On Cadaver Course for Engineers

7 am–5:45 pm Thursday, January 11

This premier opportunity offers engineers the opportunity to learn cutting-edge neuromodulation techniques and principles of implementation in clinical practice under the direction of experienced faculty. This event combines didactics on spinal cord stimulation, deep brain stimulation, and intrathecal drug delivery, as well as other approved clinical applications of neuromodulation strategies, with practical hands-on training in a cadaver laboratory. By developing a broader understanding of the existing technologies and their current applications, attendees will be better equipped to identify and understand the importance of device design and the improvements necessary to advance the field of neuromodulation. This workshop intends to foster a platform for multidisciplinary networking opportunity and create excitement in the neuromodulation space through shared lectures and content with concomitant Pain, Neurosurgery, and Neurology workshops.

Target Audience

Engineers working or conducting research in the field of neuromodulation.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the mechanisms of implantable neuromodulation therapies.
  • Identify appropriate patient indications and selection criteria for use of spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, deep brain stimulation, and intrathecal drug delivery.
  • Define contraindications to implantable neuromodulation therapies.
  • Outline implantation techniques for implantable pain therapies.
  • Characterize biologic, technical, and hardware-related complications of implantable neuromodulation therapies.
  • Describe measures and methods to identify, limit, and manage biologic, technical, and hardware-related complications of implantable neuromodulation therapies.
  • Discuss spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, and deep brain stimulation programming troubleshooting.
  • Discuss management and dosing of intrathecal drugs and delivery methods.
  • Appraise the current literature on the efficacy and safety of implantable neuromodulation therapies.

Registration Information

Participants are selected by an application process. All applications must be received by 9 am (EST) on December 1, 2017.

Registration for the NANS Annual Meeting is mandatory in order to participate in the course.

Preferential entry into the course is given to NANS members, and as this is a highly competitive training opportunity, NANS membership is required in order to participate.

APPLICATION

Application Deadline: December 1, 2017

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Faculty subject to change.