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

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Friday, Jan. 13

This session is the third and final installment of the pre-meeting workshop, entitled "Engineering principles of DBS and SCS in clinical practice." This third session has been inspired by feedback from attendees at our pre-meeting workshops at previous NANS annual meetings. Several attendees requested that we also have a portion of the workshop during the meeting as well. They thought it would be beneficial for them and meeting attendees to hear presentations from engineers and scientists regarding emerging concepts in spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and deep brain stimulation (DBS). Therefore, in this session, we will conclude our workshop by presenting engineering concepts related to emerging technologies and mechanisms of action related to SCS and DBS.

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.
  • Outline the engineering principles relevant to SCS and DBS.
  • Explain the physiological effects and corresponding mechanisms of action of standard and emerging forms of SCS and DBS.

SCS: New Waveforms and Mechanisms of Action

Scott Lempka, PhD

SCS: Subthreshold Mechanisms

Marom Bikson, PhD

DBS: New Waveforms and Lead Designs

Svjetlana Miocinovic, MD PhD

DBS: Connectomic Targeting

Cameron McIntyre, PhD

Faculty and Presentations subject to change.

Faculty:

Scott Lempka, PhD

Marom Bikson, PhD

Svjetlana Miocinovic, MD PhD

Cameron McIntyre, PhD

Moderators:

Marom Bikson, PhD

Scott Lempka, PhD