Plenary Session III -- Spinal Cord Stimulation Studies: Time of Reckoning Featured

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Saturday, January 25

This session will review existing spinal cord stimulation salient studies, examine deficiencies in prior studies, and propose a framework for future studies.

Learning Objectives

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


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.