Engineering Principles of DBS and SCS in Clinical Practice: General Introduction and Emerging Concepts Featured

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday, January 13

Morning session: Engineering principles related to DBS and SCS in clinical practice: Introduction to basic principles (CME)

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the biophysics of neural stimulation.
  • Indicate how lead design and placement and waveform parameters affect the neural response to extracellular stimulation.
  • Describe safety and regulatory issues related to electrode design and waveform parameters.
  • Outline the engineering principles relevant to SCS and DBS.
  • Explain the physiologic effects and corresponding mechanisms of action of standard and emerging forms of SCS and DBS.