Intrathecal Drug Delivery: From Pharmacy to Pumps

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Friday, January 14

Targeted intrathecal drug delivery systems have long been utilized as a terminal therapeutic option for patients with chronic pain. There have been several exciting developments both in the underlying mechanisms of delivery and within the pharmacologic options available that warrant dissemination amongst pain specialists. This session will discuss the standardized approach and theory behind anatomical target, novel pharmacology in the field for both malignant and nonmalignant pain, and finally the pharmacodynamics and kinetics of intrathecal drug delivery.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the optimal anatomical target for individual medications and pharmacodynamics/kinetics of novel drug options
  • Understand new evidence behind novel drugs in development
  • Discuss emerging strategies and techniques for nonmalignant pain and ITP
  • Viewers will gain knowledge on drug to drug interactions and systemic effect of combination ITP medication regimens.