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

Structural-Functional Brain Mapping Workshop

In recent years, there has been an increasing interest to understand and construct structural-functional brain maps using diffusion sensitized imaging and BOLD fMRI in neuromodulation. These neuroimaging biomarkers can help to establish an understanding of neurological basis for monitoring symptoms while implementing longitudinal management of disease progress in people with neurological disorders (epilepsy, tumor, Parkinson and so on) for routine care, rehabilitation, or in experimental therapeutic treatments. This will lead surgeons to individualize treatments for these patients. This session will examine the use of advanced neuroimaging techniques such as BOLD fMRI, DTI and tractography in conjugation with neuromodulation to better understand the therapeutic mechanism of brain stimulation. The ultimate aim of this session is to better understand how impaired functional and structural subnetworks contribute to neurological and psychiatric symptoms, and use this information to stratify optimum targeted therapies using noninvasive brain stimulation techniques.

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Venue:
Caesars Palace
Speaker:

Dario J. Englot, MD PhD

Mahdi Alizadeh, PhD

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

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

Matching Pain and Pathology with Device and Technique

Neuromodulation has evolved beyond existing as a ''one-size-fits-all'' therapy. Innovation is now aimed at creating indication-specific therapies that play to the strengths of each breakthrough. This session will attempt to elucidate which therapies are better suited for certain indications based on the current evidence available.

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Venue:
Caesars Palace
Speaker:

Ricardo Vallejo, MD PhD

Jordan Tate, MD MPH

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