7 am–5:45 pm Thursday, January 11

Neuromodulation for Advanced Implantable Therapies: A Hands-On Cadaver Course for Neurosurgery Residents and Fellows

This event combines didactics on spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, and intrathecal drug delivery systems, as well as other approved clinical applications of neuromodulation strategies, with practical hands-on training in a cadaver laboratory. This premier training opportunity offers neurosurgery residents the opportunity to learn cutting-edge neuromodulation techniques and principles of implementation in clinical practice. Techniques explored include spinal cord and dorsal root ganglion stimulation trials and implants, intrathecal drug delivery trials and implants, deep brain stimulation trials and implants, and maintenance of neuromodulation therapies. Participants are under the direction of experienced faculty. Workshop participants must be members of NANS in good standing and are selected by an application and lottery process. This workshop’s intent is to foster a platform for multidisciplinary networking opportunity and create excitement in the neuromodulation space through shared lectures and content with concomitant Neurology and Engineering workshops.

Target Audience

This course is designed for neurosurgery residents.

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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Faculty subject to change.