Introduction to Intraoperative Neuromonitoring for Spinal Cord Stimulation Featured

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Thursday, January 23

The field of neuromodulation is rapidly evolving and the use of intraoperative neuromonitoring for Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) has grown tremendously for both interventional pain physicians and surgeons. The Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) guidelines recommend that any sedated/asleep patient having a SCS placed have intraoperative neuromonitoring for both safety and confirmation of lead placement. This timely and first of its kind workshop will present the principles needed to implement and use intraoperative neuromonitoring for your SCS patients. It will review the basics of set up, interpretation of data, implementation in practice, and the future uses. The target audience is any clinicians that currently use SCS in their practice. This will be valuable and needed for those placing SCS in sedated patients, but also those who may be interested in implanting this rapidly growing change in care. The goal of this course is to provide clinicians with a framework to understand and implement intraoperative neuromonitoring in their practice.

CME Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the North American Neuromodulation Society. The CNS is accredited by ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The CNS designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Indicate where intraoperative neuromonitoring for SCS fits into a practice.
  • Review the interpretation of data.
  • Discuss the benefits of intraoperative neuromonitoring.

Registration Rates:

Registration on or Before November 4, 2019:
Member: $100
Non-Member: $100

Registration After November 4, 2019:
Member: $150
Non-Member: $150

*If you also register the Spinal Cord Stimulation Programming: Basics, Science, Coding pre-meeting course, the total registration rates for both courses is:

Registration on or Before November 4, 2019:
Member/Non-Member: $150

Registration After November 4, 2019:
Member/Non-Member: $200


Basics of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring

Jay L. Shils, PhD

Review of the Research/Benefits

Steven M. Falowski, MD

Interpretation of EMG/SSEP for Lead Position

Jeff Arle, MD,PhD

Integrating into Practice/Coding

Pankaj Mehta, MD

Difficult Cases

Alon Y. Mogilner, MD, PhD

Future of Intraoperative Neuromonitoring/Beyond Spinal Cord Stimulation

Steven M. Falowski, MD

Panel Discussion and Hands-On/Interpretation Lab

Jeff Arle, MD PhD; Steven M. Falowski, MD; Pankaj Mehta, MD; Alon Y. Mogilner, MD, PhD; Jay L. Shils, PhD

Faculty and Presentations subject to change.