- University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
- Knoxville, TN
The following is a list of all speakers for the NANS 21st Annual Meeting.
Drew Simshaw is a Visiting Associate Professor of Law, Legal Practice, at Georgetown Law. He previously taught at Elon University School of Law, and practiced and taught in Georgetown Law's Communications and Technology Law Clinic as an attorney with the Institute for Public Representation. Simshaw is a former fellow with Indiana University's Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, and served as a law and policy analyst with Indiana University's Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research in Health Information. He researches the regulation of emerging technologies in especially sensitive areas of life, including the use of robots and artificial intelligence in healthcare. He earned his B.A. from the University of Washington, his J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, and his LL.M. with distinction from Georgetown Law.
Dr. Martin M Monti is associate professor in the Departments of Psychology and Neurosurgery at UCLA. Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA, in 2011, he received his doctorate in Psychology and Neurosciences at Princeton University (Princeton, NJ, USA), and spent three years as a Career Development Fellow at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, UK. His research focuses on the mechanisms by which consciousness is implemented in the human brain, and why/how consciousness is lost and (sometimes) recovered after severe brain injury. In addition, Dr Monti's work also includes potential non-invasive interventional techniques such as thalamic Low Intensity Focused Ultrasound.
Dr. Nader Pouratian specializes in surgeries to restore and preserve brain function, including deep brain stimulation for movement disorders (and other emerging indications) and surgeries that require brain mapping. In addition, he treats peripheral nerve and brachial plexus injuries and tumors. His research focuses on developing novel interventions and technologies for neurological restoration.
Aryn Gittis is a researcher at Carnegie Mellon whose lab studies the neural circuitry of the basal ganglia. Her lab uses genetics tools to discover therapeutic pathways in the basal ganglia that can provide long-lasting recovery of movement in mouse models of Parkinson's disease.
Dr. Robert D. Foreman PhD is George Lynn Cross Research Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physiology at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He has published more than 200 articles in highly regarded, peer-reviewed journals, and was supported by the National Institutes of Health throughout his career. Dr. Foreman is Past President of the North American Neuromodulation Society and Past President of the North American Neuromodulation Society Foundation. He is Section Editor of Basic Science for Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface Journal.
Pain Medicine Fellowship Program Director and Medical Director of a practice with five faculty and six fellows annually. Full time academic physician active in interventional pain medicine and neuromodulation including implantation of spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal drug delivery devices. Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine (2008).
Dr. Deer received his medical degree from the West Virginia University School of Medicine, and received his training in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at The University of Virginia. He currently holds the position of clinical professor of Anesthesiology at the West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Deer is the president and chief executive officer of Center for Pain Relief/The Spine and Nerve Center of the Virginias in Charleston, West Virginia. The center currently treats more than 3400 chronic pain patients per month, many with unique conditions that require an algorithmic approach to their management. Dr. Deer is the president of the International Neuromodulation Society (INS) and the West Virginia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (WVSIPP). Dr. Deer is a former member of the board of directors of American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM), and is a past Chairman of the Pain Committee of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). He has published over 200 peer reviewed manuscripts, several book chapters and three widely used text books. Dr. Deer has taught interventional techniques throughout North America, South America, Australia, Asia, and Europe.
Dr. Buchser is a senior consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management Department and Neuromodulation Centre at the EHC-Hôpital de Morges, Switzerland, and a former Clinical Professor at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne and consultant in anaesthesia at the University Hospital of Lausanne, Switzerland.
Has been implanting spinal cord stimulators through training and in the 18 years of Neurosurgical practice, with specialization in revision surgeries.