8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday, January 23

Controversies in Intrathecal Therapy

IT Therapy is a mature therapy that is currently indicated for chronic pain and severe spasticity. Despite its long history, there are several provocative topics that revolve around this treatment approach. This course will attempt to enlighten attendees on these concerns.

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3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Saturday, January 25

Beyond Pain: Role of Neuromodulation in Treating Non-Pain Syndromes

Neuromodulation is one of the most promising technologies in modern day medicine. Clinical applications for this technology have focused on treating pain and movement-related disorders, but there are a growing number of novel indications for neuromodulatory therapies. The role of neuromodulation in treating cardiovascular disorders, sequelae of spinal cord injury, tremors, and other refractory conditions will be discussed in this session.

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Venue:
Caesars Palace
Speaker:

Salim M. Hayek, MD PhD

Julie G. Pilitsis, MD PhD

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Saturday, January 25

Emerging Role of Neuromodulation for Cancer Pain

Neuromodulation therapies including intrathecal pumps, spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulators can be excellent choices for patients with cancer-related pain. Improving survival rates and duration of patients with cancer pain are allowing consideration of these therapies more frequently than in the past. Cancer patients are a unique population with some specific needs such as frequent imaging that can impact on the choice for neuromodulation therapies in this group.

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Venue:
Caesars Palace
Speaker:

Amitabh Gulati, MD

Jill Sindt, MD

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