Neuromodulation and Neurosurgical Mentorship and Educational Development

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Saturday, January 15

The fields of neuromodulation and neurosurgery are under constant change, with the regular introduction of new devices and techniques. As the educational and training background of residents and fellows is quite diverse, this necessitates a unified platform to provide trainees with education and professional development. This session highlights the development of mentorship building programs for pain practitioners and neurosurgeons, with a discussion on improving the learning curve and technical proficiency of common procedures.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the framework to build a mentorship program for physicians performing neuromodulation procedures to help improve patient care and utilization of the technology
  • Review the diverse nature of specialty backgrounds observed in pain medicine fellowship training to assess and improve neuromodulation fellow skill and surgical competence
  • Describe the framework to build a mentorship program for senior residents, fellows and new attendings on starting a functional neurosurgery practice, integrating research and general concepts
  • Assess the learning curves and associated complications of neurosurgery residents performing a variety of surgical and interventional procedures.