Intrathecal Therapy: Current and Future Best Practice

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Saturday, January 19

Intrathecal therapy is a durable, safe, and effective strategy to serve the cancer and non-cancer chronic pain population. This session will provide an overview of best practices regarding implementation of the therapy, risk-mitigating strategies, durable treatment options, and management strategies. Future innovations of Intrathecal therapy will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Demonstrate best practices and explain the impact on site of service.
  • Identify medication selection management strategies.
  • Discuss troubleshooting and risk mitigation strategies.
  • Describe future directions of intrathecal therapy.

Site of Service Impact on IT Therapy

Jay S. Grider, DO PhD MBA

Medication Selection Non-Cancer Pain: Evidence and Best Practice

Salim M. Hayek, MD PhD

IT Management Considerations: Refill and MRI Episodes

Peter S. Staats, MD MBA

Future Directions

Timothy R. Deer, MD

Faculty subject to change.