Neuromodulation for Advanced Implantable Therapies: A Hands-On Cadaver Course for Pain Fellows

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

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.

Learning Objectives

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

Registration Rates:

Member/Non-Member: $200

Applications are now closed.

Presidential Address

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.