1:30–3 pm Saturday, January 13

What Do You Need to Know About Movement Disorders Surgery?

This session will review advancements in cranial neuromodulation for the treatment of neurological disorders. This will include advances in deep brain stimulation (DBS) applications and the use of sensors to detect electrographic activity to feed stimulation systems. In addition, current applications of focused ultrasound will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe recent advances in DBS applications for neurological disorders, including movement disorders and epilepsy.
  • Review current advances on the use of focused ultrasound for movement disorders.
  • Describe advancements in sensing technology for DBS systems.
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1:30–3 pm Saturday, January 13

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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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

Brain-Based Pain Therapies

Though reserved for refractory patients, brain neuromodulation is an option for chronic pain. With new technologies, both invasive and noninvasive therapies are revisited.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss how different components of pain processing may be modulated.
  • Explain how new technologies for deep brain stimulation and motor cortex stimulation may warrant revisiting efficacy.
  • Describe cutting-edge research in transcranial magnetic stimulation for treatment of chronic pain.
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1:30–3 pm Friday, January 12

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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