This session will review existing spinal cord stimulation salient studies, examine deficiencies in prior studies, and propose a framework for future studies.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Examine principles of randomized controlled trial design.
- Distinguish bias in study design and methods to limit such.
- Evaluate current published spinal cord stimulation RCTs.
- Analyze optimal spinal cord stimulation study design methodologies.
ION & NANS Collaboration Highlights
Salim M. Hayek, MD PhD
RCT Design in Device Studies: Minimizing Bias and the Placebo Effect
Sam S. Eldabe, MB ChB FRCA FFPMRCA
Limitations of Spinal Cord Stimulation RCT's
Anuj Bhatia, MD
Designing Future Spinal Cord Stimulation RCT's
John Markman, MD
ION/IMMPACT Guidelines and Neuromodulation
Robert H. Dworkin, PhD
Faculty and Presentations subject to change.
- Advanced Practice Provider Course (PAs, NPs, Nurses): A to Z in Neuromodulation
- Engineering Principles of Spinal Cord Stimulation and Deep Brain Stimulation for Clinicians
- Spinal Cord Stimulation Programming: Basics, Science, Coding
- Introduction to Intraoperative Neuromonitoring for Spinal Cord Stimulation
- Plenary Session I -- What We Have Learned About Placebo: Implications for Clinical Practice and the Interpretation of Evidence About Analgesics