Innovations in Patient and Provider Education to Improve Access to Neuromodulation Featured

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday, January 15

Despite recent advances in the scope and breadth of neuromodulation treatments, often times access continues to be limited. Many referring providers are not knowledgeable about the treatments available and many patients, especially those in underserved and rural communities, are statistically undertreated. During this session, we will discuss innovations in education both of neuromodulators, front line providers, and patients in hopes to increase global access to new, groundbreaking neuromodulation therapies.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Outline barriers to access to neuromodulation, including cochlear implants and deep brain stimulation, for patients from rural and underserved communities
  • Discuss innovative methods to increase patient knowledge of deep brain stimulation
  • Review efforts to increase access to neuromodulation for rural, underserved communities through technologic innovation, including telemedicine and outreach
  • Demonstrate the benefit of pipeline programs to increase the reach of our neuromodulation community at large.