This event combines didactics sessions covering a broad spectrum of neuromodulation with practical hands-on training in a cadaver laboratory. Techniques explored include spinal cord and dorsal root ganglion stimulation trials and implants, intrathecal drug delivery trials and implants, patient selection, complication management and maintenance of neuromodulation therapies. 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 Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Engineering workshops.
To be eligible to complete this application your specialty MUST be in the field of Pain.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the mechanisms of neuromodulation therapies, including spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, intrathecal drug delivery, and deep brain stimulation.
- Identify appropriate patient indications and selection criteria for neuromodulation therapies.
- Illustrate trialing methods for spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, deep brain stimulation, and intrathecal drug delivery.
- Describe measures and methods to identify, limit, and manage biologic, technical, and hardware-related complications of neuromodulation therapies.
- Discuss management and dosing of intrathecal drugs and delivery methods.
This is a highly competitive training opportunity. 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 fellow's own expense (at a discounted hotel rate)
- Round-trip airfare (nonrefundable coach)
- Transportation between the Oquendo Center and the LINQ Resort and Casino
Applications closed on August 1, 2018 by 8:00 AM (EST)
B. Todd Sitzman, MD
Enhancing Patients Success with Implantable Therapies
David A. Provenzano, MD
Mechanisms of Spinal Cord Stimulation
Eric Lee, MA MD
Device Programming and Troubleshooting
Hemant Kalia, MD MPH FACPM
Non-Infectious Complications: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Mitigation Strategies
Jason S. Eldrige, MD
Infection: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Stephanie A. Neuman, MD
Cancer Pain and Intrathecal Therapy
Ashwin Viswanathan, MD
PACC: Intrathecal Trialing and Long Term Management
Susan M. Moeschler, MD
Matching the Right Therapy with the Right Patient
Robert M. Levy, MD PhD
Neuromodulation Practice Building
Steven M. Falowski, MD
Coding and Billing
Jason E. Pope, MD, DABPM, FIPP
Faculty subject to change.
- Certificate of Attendance: Advanced Neuraxial Neuromodulation
- Certificate of Attendance: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
- Hands-On Cadaver Course for Engineers
- Neuromodulation for Advanced Implantable Therapies: A Hands-On Cadaver Course for Neurosurgery Residents and Fellows
- Neurology Neuromodulation Workshop
- Oquendo Center
- Course Directors: