8:30 am–4 pm Thursday, January 11

Advanced Practice Provider Course (PAs, NPs, Nurses): A to Z in Neuromodulation

This course will provide advanced practice providers (APPs) an overview of topics in neuromodulation through lectures, case studies, panel discussions, and a Jeopardy board review. The material will be presented by physician and APP faculty and will be relevant for anyone with an interest in neuromodulation or working in a pain management, neurosurgery, neurology, orthopedic, or physical medicine and rehabilitation practice.

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3:30–5 pm Friday, January 12

Advanced Practice Providers Session

Advanced practice providers (APPs) are an integral part of neuromodulation practices around the world, and it is important for their role to be supported through education in their field, training on application of their skill sets, and gaining insight on how to provide well-rounded care. The APP section of the scientific program aims to provide these tools.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe tools to self-promote and achieve success in the workplace.
  • Identify appropriate billing and coding opportunities for APPs.
  • Discuss ways of integrating cancer pain into practice.
  • Illustrate ways to troubleshoot deep brain stimulation and spinal cord stimulation complications.
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3:30–5 pm Friday, January 12

Development of Collaborative Programs Hosted by Neurology Section

In this session, we discuss how neurology and NANS can partner together to improve deep brain stimulation (DBS) outcomes and foster collaboration between DBS neurologists, general neurologists, advanced practice providers, and neurosurgeons.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe effective strategies toward growing a premier DBS program.
  • Discuss partnerships with NANS and industry that aid in growth of DBS as a field.
  • Identify motivators and professional growth targets of DBS neurologists.
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1:30–3 pm Friday, January 12

Neuromodulation Primer-Advanced Practice Providers & Residents and Fellows

During this session, we will discuss the A to Z of implementing neuromodulation in practice, including patient identification, recruitment, screening, surgical pathway, and tracking outcomes. We aim to provide pearls of academic and professional wisdom.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify emerging pain treatments, supportive evidence, and practice integration.
  • Support your skills and practice confidently, humbly, and gracefully to patients and peers.
  • Explain how to enter the real world and manage opioids in the community and beyond, including patient selection, risk mitigation, and common pitfalls.
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