Neuromodulation for Advanced Implantable Therapies: A Hands-On Cadaver Course for Neurosurgery Residents and Fellows

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

This event combines didactics on deep brain stimulation, laser ablation and responsive neurostimulation for epilepsy, spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, and intrathecal drug delivery systems, as well as other approved clinical applications of neuromodulation strategies, with practical hands-on training in a cadaver laboratory. The course targets neurosurgery residents and fellows in providing them with the opportunity to learn cutting-edge neuromodulation techniques and principles of implementation in clinical practice. Participants are under the direction of experienced faculty.


To be eligible to complete this application your specialty MUST be in the neurosurgery.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the principles of percutaneous and paddle SCS placement.
  • Outline deep brain stimulation planning and implantation techniques with stereotactic frame application.
  • Discuss laser ablation for hippocampal seizure focus planning and set up.
  • Illustrate responsive neurostimulation lead placement and battery placement.
  • Recognize new neuromodulation applications such as dorsal root ganglion stimulation techniques and sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation.

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 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

Matching the Right Therapy with the Right Patient

Robert M. Levy, MD PhD

Mechanisms of Spinal Cord Stimulation

Eric Lee, MA MD

Device Programming and Troubleshooting

Hemant Kalia, MD MPH FACPM

Track 1: Intracranial Stereotactic Procedures

Evolving Indications and Technologies for Intracranial Stimulation and Lesioning

Ahmed Raslan, MD

Concepts in Closed Loop Stimulation and Novel, Patient-Customized Targeting Strategies

Jason Lee Gerrard, MD PhD

Emerging Concepts in Stimulation Modeling

Cameron McIntyre, PhD

Track 2: Epilepsy Surgery

Less is More vs More is More: The Role for Grids/Strips vs Stereoelectroencephalography

Wendell B. Lake, MD

Emerging Therapeutic Modalities in Epilepsy Surgery: LITT, DBS, RNS

Jon T. Willie, MD PhD

Update in Evaluative Techniques for LTM Patients (High Frequency Oscillations, Corticocortical Evoked Potentials, Granger Causality Analysis)

Imad Najm, MD

Faculty subject to change.