Neuromodulation is one of the most promising technologies in modern day medicine. Clinical applications for this technology have focused on treating pain and movement-related disorders, but there are a growing number of novel indications for neuromodulatory therapies. The role of neuromodulation in treating cardiovascular disorders, sequelae of spinal cord injury, tremors, and other refractory conditions will be discussed in this session.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the potential of intrathecal infusions in treating hypertension.
- Illustrate the potential of spinal cord stimulation in addressing sensory-motor and autonomic deficits following spinal cord injury.
- Describe emerging applications for deep brain stimulation including treatment of pain and cognitive decline.
- Explain the role of peripheral neuromodulation in treating tremors and overactive urinary bladder.
Intrathecal Therapy for Treating Hypertension, Facial Pain
Salim M. Hayek, MD PhD
Spinal Cord Stimulation for Improving Motor, Bladder, and Bowel Control After Spinal Cord Injury
April N. Herrity, DC PhD
New Indications for Deep Brain Stimulation: Chronic Pain, Tinnitus, Epilepsy, and Alzheimer's Disease
Julie G. Pilitsis, MD PhD
New Indications for Sacral Nerve Stimulation: Overactive Bladder and Bowel Incontinence
Dean Elterman, MD MSc FRCSC
Faculty and Presentations subject to change.
- Plenary Session III
- Placing Leads Elsewhere: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
- Keeping Up With the Dynamic Field of Neuromodulation: Mentoring, Educational and Teaching Techniques of the Future
- Strategies to Personalize Invasive Neurostimulation Therapies
- Neurostimulation in Epilepsy: Thinking Outside the Box