Friday, January 12 (18)

General sessions listed below are included in attendee meeting registration.

7 am - 5 pm Attendee/Exhibitor Registration Open

10:30 am–Noon

Plenary Session II: Next Generation Neuroscience Featured

We will discuss how understanding of brain health, scientific advances, and wearables may improve neuromodulation as we know it. This plenary session provides an in-depth look at the newest neuromodulation technologies.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe how scientific advances will shape neuromodulation devices of the future.
  • Examine the potential impact of wearables in neuromodulation.
  • Illustrate how optimization of baseline brain functions may improve opportunity to use neuromodulatory devices.
8–10 am

Plenary Session I: Expand Our Minds in Neuroscience Featured

An ever-expanding understanding of neural pathways is what continues to allow for the development, implementation, and enhancement of neuromodulatory therapies. This plenary session will explore how an understanding of neural pathways continues to allow us to implement and enhance neuromodulatory therapies in an accurate and safe manner.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Explain the evidence suggesting that intraoperative monitoring should be the standard of care in SCS implantation.
  • Describe the neural mechanism that underlies the placebo effect.
  • Discuss spinal cord stimulation for spinal cord injury.
Room Name

Kiran V. Patel, MD

Peter Konrad, MD PhD

7–8 am

Thematic Abstract Presentations

The highest-ranked abstracts have been broken up by topic and selected to present during the following concurrent sessions:

  • Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation
  • Brain: Movement Disorders, Psychiatric Disorders and Cognitive Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation: Waveforms, Energy Delivery and Programming
  • Intrathecal Treatment
  • Basic Science of Neuromodulation: Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Complications and Safety
1:30–3 pm

Improving Outcomes with Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders

In this session, we aim to provide insight into improving outcomes with deep brain stimulation. Deep brain stimulation outcomes are dependent on effective medical management and control of nonmotor symptoms and gait. We will share techniques and nuances.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the benefits of directional stimulation in controlling motor symptoms.
  • Describe which gait abnormalities respond to deep brain stimulation and how to select and program appropriate patients.
  • Explain the benefits and side effects of deep brain stimulation on speech.
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