7 am–5:45 pm Thursday, January 11

Certificate of Attendance: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Offered through NANS, the Certificate of Attendance course in peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) is a groundbreaking course that will provide evidence-based and expert-driven instruction on PNS. The first of its kind, the course will utilize ultrasound and fluoroscopy for PNS targets in the extremities, trunk, pelvis, and head/neck. The course will include a comprehensive didactic offering, cadaver lab, live scan models, and anatomic dissections. The faculty is composed of ultrasound gurus and peripheral nerve surgeons.

Target Audience

This course is designed for those who have already completed residency and/or ACGME fellowship training. Participants should incorporate ultrasound-guided procedures in their practice and are interested in expanding their knowledge and expertise with peripheral nerve stimulation.

3:30–5 pm Saturday, January 13

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Nuances

Physical medicine and rehabilitation encompasses the treatment of neurological and musculoskeletal injuries that have resulted in functional deficits as well as debilitating pain. This session will highlight several common themes faced by the physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physician.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology and challenges of treating postamputation pain syndromes, including utilization of peripheral nerve stimulation temporary implants.
  • List potential therapies for poststroke shoulder pain and dysfunction, including peripheral nerve stimulation.
  • Develop strategies for rehabilitating the patient who has received a spinal cord stimulation device.
  • Create novel treatment possibilities for a spinal cord injury using prosthetic applications.
1:30–3 pm Saturday, January 13

Peripheral Pain

This section will explore advances in and indications for neuromodulation for peripheral pain syndromes, including peripheral nerve pain, headache/facial pain, peripheral neuropathy, and cancer treatment–associated pain.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss rationale for and advances in peripheral nerve stimulation.
  • Describe current treatments for headache and facial pain.
  • Recognize and appropriately manage cancer treatment–associated pain syndromes.
  • Identify indications for sphenopalatine ganglion and vagal nerve stimulation.
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Faculty subject to change.