8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday, January 23

Advanced Practice Provider Course (PAs, NPs, Nurses): A to Z in Neuromodulation

This course will provide advanced practice providers (APPs) an overview of topics in neuromodulation through lectures, case studies, and panel discussions. The material will be presented by physician and APP faculty and will be relevant for anyone with an interest in neuromodulation or working in pain management, neurosurgery, neurology, orthopedic, or physical medicine and rehabilitation practice.

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Venue:
Caesars Palace
Speaker:

Teresita Devera, MSN CRNP ANP-BC

Vishad V. Sukul, MD

Kiran V. Patel, MD

Nicole Busch, MSN APRN AGCNS-BC

Beth Parente, PA-C

Lauren Cimino, APRN-CNP

Christy A. Gomez, APN

Roy R. H. Hwang, MD

Ashwini D. Sharan, MD

Jennifer Kiser, PA

Jaclyn Pappas, MSN APRN FNP CDE

Robert L. Rider, PhD

Carol Blyzniuk, RN

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday, January 23

Engineering Principles of Spinal Cord Stimulation and Deep Brain Stimulation for Clinicians

The exciting workshop will present engineering principles relevant to Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). The target audience is clinicians that currently utilize or are interested in incorporating SCS and/or DBS technologies into their clinical practice. The field of neuromodulation is rapidly evolving and several technologies are now clinically available. These systems have diverse lead and stimulator designs. It is not always clear how different designs or waveform parameters affect the neural response and corresponding efficacy of the stimulation. Therefore, the goal of this course is to provide clinicians with an overview of the engineering principles and biophysics relevant to SCS and DBS. This course will also present the current understanding of the physiological effects and mechanisms of action of standard and emerging forms of SCS and DBS. Furthermore, this course will describe safety and regulatory issues that are critical to electrode design and stimulation parameters. At the end of the course, attendees will have a better understanding of the physiological and technical factors that determine the neural response to SCS and DBS. The ultimate goal of this course is to provide attendees with knowledge that will aid in their clinical implementation of SCS and DBS technologies.

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Venue:
Caesars Palace
Speaker:

Marom Bikson, PhD

Scott F. Lempka, PhD

Cameron McIntyre, PhD

Dan Merrill, PhD

Doe Kumsa, PhD

Svjetlana Miocinovic, MD PhD

Cameron McIntyre, PhD

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Thursday, January 23

Spinal Cord Stimulation Programming: Basics, Science, Coding

This crucial and exciting workshop will present the principles needed to program your spinal cord stimulation patients (SCS), understand the science behind electricity to neural tissue, explore waveforms and new technology, and understand the coding of programming in your practice. The target audience is clinicians that currently utilize or are interested in incorporating SCS programming into your clinical practice. The field of neuromodulation is rapidly evolving and several technologies are now clinically available. These systems have diverse lead and stimulation paradigms. It is not always clear how different designs or waveform parameters affect the neural response and corresponding efficacy of the stimulation. Therefore, the goal of this course is to provide clinicians with a framework to understand and implement programming in their practice.

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Venue:
Caesars Palace
Speaker:

Jason E. Pope, MD

Giancarlo Barolat, MD

Jeff Arle, MD PhD

Steven M. Falowski, MD

Ricardo Vallejo, MD PhD

Lawrence Poree, MD PhD MPH

David Kloth, MD

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Thursday, January 23

Introduction to Intraoperative Neuromonitoring for Spinal Cord Stimulation

The field of neuromodulation is rapidly evolving and the use of intraoperative neuromonitoring for Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) has grown tremendously for both interventional pain physicians and surgeons. The Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) guidelines recommend that any sedated/asleep patient having a SCS placed have intraoperative neuromonitoring for both safety and confirmation of lead placement. This timely and first of its kind workshop will present the principles needed to implement and use intraoperative neuromonitoring for your SCS patients. It will review the basics of set up, interpretation of data, implementation in practice, and the future uses. The target audience is any clinicians that currently use SCS in their practice. This will be valuable and needed for those placing SCS in sedated patients, but also those who may be interested in implanting this rapidly growing change in care. The goal of this course is to provide clinicians with a framework to understand and implement intraoperative neuromonitoring in their practice.

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Venue:
Caesars Palace
Speaker:

Jay L. Shils, PhD

Steven M. Falowski, MD

Jeff Arle, MD,PhD

Pankaj Mehta, MD

Alon Y. Mogilner, MD, PhD

Steven M. Falowski, MD

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