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.