Spinal Cord Stimulation: A Critical Scientific Appraisal

2:00 - 5:00 PM Thursday, January 17

This course is meant for clinicians, researchers, and industry involved in clinical or research endeavors related to spinal cord stimulation. The course will examine evidence of spinal cord stimulation trials for pain, the limitations of current studies, and standards for future research in spinal cord stimulation or chronic pain.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Review clinical evidence of spinal cord stimulation in chronic pain.
  • Critically examine study limitations in spinal cord stimulation.
  • Identify guidelines for future studies in spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain.

Registration Rates:

  • Member: $150
  • Non-Member: $250

SCS: History of Clinical Research on SCS and Current Needs

Richard B. North, MD

Methodologic Designs and Outcomes in RCTs of SCS: Lessons Learned

Anuj Bhatia, MBBS MD FRCA FRCPC FFPMRCA FIPP CIPS

SCS RCT Study Objectives and Research Design: Controls, Comparison Groups and Superiority vs. Non-Inferiority

Rod S. Taylor, PhD

Minimizing Bias in RCTs of SCS

John Markman, MD

SCS Device Approval and Studies: Regulatory Needs

Carlos L. Peña, PhD

SCS Device Approval and Studies: Industry Hurdles

Tracy Cameron, PhD

SCS Device Approval and Studies: Reporting of Adverse Event

Salim M. Hayek, MD PhD

SCS Device Approval and Studies: Payer Expectations

Rod S. Taylor, PhD

Faculty subject to change.

Faculty:

Richard B. North, MD

Anuj Bhatia, MBBS MD FRCA FRCPC FFPMRCA FIPP CIPS

Rod S. Taylor, PhD

John Markman, MD

Carlos L. Peña, PhD

Tracy Cameron, PhD

Salim M. Hayek, MD PhD

Location:
Caesars Palace
Course Directors:

Richard B. North, MD

John Markman, MD

Faculty subject to change.