2:00 - 5:00 PM Thursday, January 17

Spinal Cord Stimulation: A Critical Scientific Appraisal

This course is meant for clinicians, researchers, and industry involved in clinical or research endeavors related to spinal cord stimulation. The course will examine evidence of spinal cord stimulation trials for pain, the limitations of current studies, and standards for future research in spinal cord stimulation or chronic pain.

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Venue:
Caesars Palace
Speaker:

Richard B. North, MD

Anuj Bhatia, MBBS MD FRCA FRCPC FFPMRCA FIPP CIPS

Rod S. Taylor, PhD

John Markman, MD

Carlos L. Peña, PhD

Tracy Cameron, PhD

Salim M. Hayek, MD PhD

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Thursday, January 17

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 a pain management, neurosurgery, neurology, orthopedic, or physical medicine and rehabilitation practice.

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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

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Friday, January 18

Neuromodulation and Cybersecurity: How Secure are Wireless SCS Devices?

Evolving technology in neuromodulation, especially wireless access, has been a welcome addition from a patient monitoring and treatment perspective. However, the cybersecurity of medical devices has increasingly become a concern. Due to the long regulatory road to approval and the resistance to frequent upgrades and patches, healthcare IT has become particularly vulnerable to cyber threats.

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Venue:
Caesars Palace
Speaker:

Padma Gulur, MD

Magdalena M. Anitescu, MD, PhD

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Friday, January 18

Loss of Efficacy with SCS Treatment: Methods to Avoid and Solutions

This session will describe optimal patient selection for improving long-term outcomes. The speakers will also discuss the theories behind device failures and complications, as well as the developing of tolerance to the neuromodulation devices. Strategies to approach loss of efficacy of spinal cord stimulators and potential salvaging techniques will also be discussed.

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Venue:
Caesars Palace
Speaker:

Julie G. Pilitsis, MD PhD

Kiran V. Patel, MD

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