Saturday, January 13 (16)

General sessions listed below are included in attendee meeting registration.

7 am - 5 pm Attendee Registration Open

8–10 am

Plenary Session III: A Live Debate on Which Devices We Should Use When Featured

As the field of neuromodulation experiences explosive innovation, the range of technology available to create customized patient care solutions is enormous. From Burst to High-Frequency stimulation, the options to treat the most complex pain patterns are extensive. This plenary session, showcasing the works of leading innovators, will help guide practitioners on the best options for their patients.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the benefits of Burst Stimulation in addressing complex presentations.
  • Discuss the role of High-Frequency Stimulation in the management of Radicular Pain.
  • Describe the key elements of Algorithmic Programming.
  • Illustrate the role of Adaptive Stimulation on patient satisfaction.
10:30 am–Noon

Plenary Session IV: Show Me the Evidence Featured

As neuromodulation advances, the need for objective measures of efficacy increases. This plenary discusses the tools and techniques necessary for evaluating new and old therapies.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe current status of neuromodulation through critical literature analysis.
  • Illustrate factors that confound neuromodulatory studies.
  • Identify leading work in the field of neuromodulation.
1:30–3 pm

Peripheral Pain

This section will explore advances in and indications for neuromodulation for peripheral pain syndromes, including peripheral nerve pain, headache/facial pain, peripheral neuropathy, and cancer treatment–associated pain.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss rationale for and advances in peripheral nerve stimulation.
  • Describe current treatments for headache and facial pain.
  • Recognize and appropriately manage cancer treatment–associated pain syndromes.
  • Identify indications for sphenopalatine ganglion and vagal nerve stimulation.
1:30–3 pm

NIC Closed Loop Stimulation

In this session geared toward engineers, basic scientists, neurologists, and neurosurgeons, we discuss progress on closing the loop in deep brain stimulation. Further, we explore clinical and research tools to improve programming and our understanding of mechanisms of action to optimize means of feedback.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognize how optogenetics can be used to elucidate mechanisms of action of chronic pain in the central nervous system.
  • Explain how functional imaging provides insight into deep brain stimulation network activation.
  • Describe how to most efficiently and effectively deliver deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease.
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