7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday, January 23

Neuromodulation for Advanced Implantable Therapies: A Hands-On Cadaver Course for Pain 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 pain medicine fellows 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.

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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday, January 23

Certificate of Attendance: Advanced Neuraxial Neuromodulation

The purpose of the Certificate of Attendance course is to provide an educational platform, offered through NANS, to educate and train physician providers on the evidence-based and appropriate utilization of implantable therapies for pain management (dorsal root ganglion stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, and intrathecal drug delivery). The course will consist of two educational parts, including a hands-on cadaver lab, where implantation techniques are reviewed. Further, attendees will have scheduled didactics focusing on the course learning objectives.

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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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1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Friday, January 24

Advancing Pain Management Science and Education: ASRA Special Session

This session will highlight recent advances in understanding for chronic pain management that influence procedural outcomes. The session will define the influence of opioids on surgical outcomes and methods to mitigate the negative effects. Contrast hypersensitivity reactions will be explored and best practices will be defined. Recent concerns regarding gadolinium-based contrast agents including brain deposition and acute neurotoxicity will be characterized. Furthermore, the significant concerns surrounding gadolinium use as an alternative contrast agent in individuals with iodinated contrast hypersensitivity reactions will be explored. The future of interventional headache care will be explored. The session will also analyze the current research on analgesic pharmacological and interventional therapies and their impact on cancer disease progression and recurrence.

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Venue:
Caesars Palace
Speaker:

Eugene R. Viscusi, MD

David A. Provenzano, MD

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Saturday, January 25

American Academy of Pain Medicine: Multidisciplinary Pain Care to Optimize Neuromodulation Outcomes

Most patients who have spinal cord stimulators (SCS) implanted for chronic pain have long standing and complex pain concerns. In addition to the index pain being targeted for SCS, often there are psychological co-morbidities, physical deconditioning, ongoing opioid pain medication use, and secondary pain problems. In order to truly optimize the desired outcomes for these patients, each of these areas need to be addressed. This session will focus on the latest medical, behavioral, and regenerative medicine approaches to help optimize neuromodulation outcomes.

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Venue:
Caesars Palace
Speaker:

Tim J. Lamer, MD

Ajay D. Wasan, MD MSc

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