Redefining Trials in Neuromodulation

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Friday, January 24

For the past 40 years, demonstration of benefit with a temporarily implanted neuromodulation device generally has been required before implantation of a permanent system. Ongoing clinical experience, new studies and new technical developments are calling this into question.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss the historical background, design, and interpretation of trials and their outcomes, including benefits and risks.
  • Identify ongoing and recent studies.
  • Describe recent technical developments such as wireless "perm trials"
  • Explain health economic implications.

Historical Background

Simon J. Thomson, MBBS FRCA FIPP FFPMRCA

Recent Studies (TRIAL-STIM. RCT)

Sam S. Eldabe, MB ChB FRCA FFPMRCA

Recent Technical Developments

Konstantin V. Slavin, MD

Health Economic Implications

Rui Duarte, PhD MSc

Faculty and Presentations subject to change.

Faculty subject to change.