7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday, January 23

Neurology Neuromodulation Workshop

The Neurology Neuromodulation Workshop offers PGY-3 and PGY-4 Neurology Residents didactic learning and a cadaver lab to study neuromodulation therapies, highlighting the role of the Neurologist in a multidisciplinary setting. Attendees train in the use of deep brain stimulation, intrathecal medication management for pain and spasticity, and neuromodulation for chronic pain. This workshop's intent is to foster a platform for multidisciplinary networking opportunity and create excitement in the neuromodulation space through shared lectures and content with concomitant Pain Management, Neurosurgery, and Engineering workshops.

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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday, January 23

Neuromodulation for Advanced Implantable Therapies: A Hands-On Cadaver Course for Pain Fellows

This event combines didactics on spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, and intrathecal drug delivery systems, as well as other approved clinical applications of neuromodulation strategies, with practical hands-on training in a cadaver laboratory. This premier training opportunity offers pain medicine fellows the opportunity to learn cutting-edge neuromodulation techniques and principles of implementation in clinical practice. Techniques explored include spinal cord and dorsal root ganglion stimulation trials and implants, intrathecal drug delivery trials and implants, deep brain stimulation trials and implants, and maintenance of neuromodulation therapies. Participants are under the direction of experienced faculty. Workshop participants must be members of NANS in good standing and are selected by an application and lottery process. This workshop's intent is to foster a platform for multidisciplinary networking opportunity and create excitement in the neuromodulation space through shared lectures and content with concomitant Neurology and Engineering workshops.

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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday, January 23

Neuromodulation for Advanced Implantable Therapies: A Hands-On Cadaver Course for Neurosurgery Residents and Fellows

This event combines didactics on deep brain stimulation, laser ablation and responsive neurostimulation for epilepsy, spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, and intrathecal drug delivery systems, as well as other approved clinical applications of neuromodulation strategies, with practical hands-on training in a cadaver laboratory. The course targets neurosurgery residents and fellows in providing them with the opportunity to learn cutting-edge neuromodulation techniques and principles of implementation in clinical practice. Participants are under the direction of experienced faculty.

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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday, January 23

Hands-On Cadaver Course for Engineers

This premier opportunity offers engineers the opportunity to learn cutting-edge neuromodulation techniques and principles of implementation in clinical practice under the direction of experienced faculty. This event combines didactics on spinal cord stimulation, deep brain stimulation, and intrathecal drug delivery, as well as other approved clinical applications of neuromodulation strategies, with practical hands-on training in a cadaver laboratory. By developing a broader understanding of the existing technologies and their current applications, attendees will be better equipped to identify and understand the importance of device design and the improvements necessary to advance the field of neuromodulation. This workshop intends to foster a platform for multidisciplinary networking opportunity and create excitement in the neuromodulation space through shared lectures and content with concomitant Pain, Neurosurgery, and Neurology workshops.

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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday, January 23

Certificate of Attendance: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Co-directed by Michael A. Fishman, MD MBA, and Einar Ottestad, MD, 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. This 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.

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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday, January 23

Certificate of Attendance: Advanced Neuraxial Neuromodulation

The purpose of the Certificate of Attendance course is to provide an educational platform, offered through NANS, to educate and train physician providers on the evidence-based and appropriate utilization of implantable therapies for pain management (dorsal root ganglion stimulation, spinal cord stimulation, and intrathecal drug delivery). The course will consist of two educational parts, including a hands-on cadaver lab, where implantation techniques are reviewed. Further, attendees will have scheduled didactics focusing on the course learning objectives.

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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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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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