Neurology Neuromodulation Workshop

7:00 AM - 5:50 PM Thursday, January 17

The Neurology Neuromodulation Workshop offers PGY-3 and PGY-4 Neurology Residents didactic learning and a cadaver lab to study neuromodulation therapies, highlighting the role of the Neurologist in a multidisciplinary setting. Attendees train in the use of deep brain stimulation, intrathecal medication management for pain and spasticity, and neuromodulation for chronic pain. This workshop’s intent is to foster a platform for multidisciplinary networking opportunity and create excitement in the neuromodulation space through shared lectures and content with concomitant Pain Management, Neurosurgery, and Engineering workshops.


The Neurology Neuromodulation Workshop is designed for PGY-3 and PGY-4 Neurology Residents.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify appropriate patient indications and selection criteria for use of spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, deep brain stimulation, and intrathecal drug delivery.
  • Describe the mechanisms of implantable neuromodulation therapies.
  • Define contraindications to implantable neuromodulation therapies.
  • Describe measures and methods to identify, limit, and manage biologic, technical, and hardware-related complications of implantable neuromodulation therapies.
  • Discuss management and dosing of intrathecal drugs and delivery methods.

Workshop participants are selected by an application process. Registration and attendance at the NANS Annual Meeting is a requirement for participation in this workshop.

Attendees of the Workshop will be Provided:

  • Two night's stay (room and tax) on Wednesday, January 16 and Thursday, January 17 at the LINQ Resort and Casino
  • Additional nights at the hotel for the 2019 NANS Annual Meeting will be at the resident's own expense (at a discounted hotel rate)
  • Round-trip airfare (nonrefundable coach)
  • Transportation between the Oquendo Center and the LINQ Resort and Casino

Registration Rates:

Member/Non-Member: $200

Application Deadline: September 28, 2018 by 8:00 AM (EST)

Application is now closed.


Presidential Address

B. Todd Sitzman, MD

Enhancing Patients Success with Implantable Therapies

David A. Provenzano, MD

Deep Brain Stimulation and Intracranial Ablation for Movement Disorders

Ahmed Raslan, MD

Neuromodulation for Epilepsy

Giridhar Kalamanglam, MD DPhil

Basic Concepts of Neural Interfaces and Implantable Devices

Al Mashal, PhD; Steven M. Falowski, MD

Matching the Right Therapy with the Right Patient

Robert M. Levy, MD PhD

Overview of Dystonia and Spasticity Management

Jennifer Durphy, MD

PD and ET Management: Patient Selection for Deep Brain Stimulation

Era K. Hanspal, MD

Chronic Pain Management: Patient Selection for Spinal Cord Stimulation and Ablative Therapies

Scott J. Pello, MD

Management, Patient Selection and Outcomes in Intrathecal Therapies (Pain/Spasticity)

Ajay Antony, MD

Chronic Headache and Facial Pain Management: Patient Selection for Botox and Neuromodulation

Mark Burish, MD PhD

Epilepsy Management: Patient Selection for VNS, RNS, and Surgical Resection

Christopher T. Skidmore, MD

Interactive Case-Based Discussion

Era K. Hanspal, MD; Giridhar Kalamanglam, MD DPhil; Scott J. Pello, MD; Mark Burish, MD PhD

Faculty subject to change.