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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8 am–4:30 pm Thursday, January 11

I Just Inherited 100 Pumps Patients: What Do I Do Now? A Case-Based Approach

Intrathecal drug delivery is a well-established intervention for chronic pain and severe spasticity with more than 3 decades of clinic use. However, this therapy can present significant challenges to the clinicians who are responsible for management of these systems. The purpose of this course is to review the principles of intrathecal therapy management for the less experienced clinicians. Strategies to improve patient selection and evaluation, implantation, post-implantation management, troubleshooting, and therapy optimization will be discussed.

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