8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Friday, January 18

Plenary Session I - Paradigm Shifts in Neuromodulation: Beyond Programming and Frequency

This session will discuss advances in the field of neuromodulation and their role in improving patient outcomes. Topics covered will include the role of SCS trials and their predictive values on outcomes and the role of parathesias in pain control. In addition, advances in closed-loop stimulation will be discussed.

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Venue:
Caesars Palace
Speaker:

David A. Provenzano, MD

Julie G. Pilitsis, MD PHD

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Saturday, January 19

Multidisciplinary Pain Care to Optimize Neuromodulation Outcomes for Pain

Patients with long term chronic pain who benefit from neuromodulation often have residual pain, rehabilitation, and mental health co-morbidities that remain after successful neuromodulation implementation. Such patients can realize additional improvement by treating and attending to these co-morbidities. This session will focus on the latest medical, mental health, and regenerative medicine approaches to help optimize neuromodulation outcomes.

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Venue:
Caesars Palace
Speaker:

Tim J. Lamer, MD

W Michael Hooten, MD

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Saturday, January 19

Neuromodulation and Function: Optimizing Outcomes: Time to Pay Attention to the Pre- and Post-Operative Period

Though the objective of neuromodulation is often symptomatic improvement (e.g., analgesic benefit, reduction of tremors and spasticity) the outcome that really matters in the long-run is the restoration of functional ability. This goal has not yet received the attention that it deserves either in research or in clinical practice. However, recent advances in measuring and treating disability and strategies to reduce it provide us with an opportunity to reach for the “Holy Grail” of improving function in patients with pain, paresis or spasticity or any combination of these syndromes. This session will offer an opportunity for attendees to learn about some of the important advances in these areas.

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