7 am–5:45 pm Thursday, January 11

Neurology Neuromodulation Workshop

The Neurology Neuromodulation Workshop offers neurology residents didactic learning and a cadaver lab to study neuromodulation therapies, highlighting the role of the neurologist in a multidisciplinary setting. Attendees train in the use of deep brain stimulation, intrathecal medication management for pain and spasticity, and neuromodulation for chronic pain. Workshop participants must be members of NANS in good standing and are selected by an application process. Shared didactic content and cadaver learning among the other specialty workshops, including pain, neurosurgery, and engineering, foster a multidisciplinary network.

Target Audience

This course is designed for neurology residents

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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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