Deep brain stimulation for the treatment of chronic intractable pain has variable efficacy and is not widely practiced. An improved understanding of the various components of cerebral pain processing has the potential to inform new targets for stimulation to improve the efficacy of this treatment modality.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the anatomical distribution of the cerebral pain network as well as nodes that may serve as novel targets.
- Describe advances in the field of pain neuromodulation including the use of stereotactic EEG to target pain pathways.
- Explain updates in clinical trials for deep brain stimulation in novel therapeutic targets for pain.
Cerebral Targets for Nociception
Mary M. Heinricher, PhD
Accessing Cerebral Pain Networks
Prasad Shirvalkar, MD PhD
Deep Brain Stimulation of the Subgenual Cingulate
Ausaf A. Bari, MD PhD
Faculty and Presentations subject to change.