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.
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
Application Deadline: September 28, 2018 by 8:00 AM (EST)
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.
Imad Najm, MD
- Oquendo Center
- Course Directors: