Spinal Cord Stimulation Programming: Basics, Science, Coding Featured

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Thursday, January 23

This crucial and exciting workshop will present the principles needed to program your spinal cord stimulation patients (SCS), understand the science behind electricity to neural tissue, explore waveforms and new technology, and understand the coding of programming in your practice. The target audience is clinicians that currently utilize or are interested in incorporating SCS programming into your clinical practice. The field of neuromodulation is rapidly evolving and several technologies are now clinically available. These systems have diverse lead and stimulation paradigms. It is not always clear how different designs or waveform parameters affect the neural response and corresponding efficacy of the stimulation. Therefore, the goal of this course is to provide clinicians with a framework to understand and implement programming 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 2.5 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:

  • Describe the basics of SCS Programming.
  • Examine the effect of electricity on neural tissue.
  • Identify new waveforms and evolving technology.
  • Use of proper coding and implementation of programming into your practice.

Registration Rates:

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

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

*If you also register the Introduction to Intraoperative Neuromonitoring for Spinal Cord Stimulation 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 Programming

Jason E. Pope, MD DABPM FIPP

Spinal Anatomy Relative to Programming

Giancarlo Barolat, MD

Advanced Programming-Shaping of Electrical Fields

Jeff Arle, MD PhD

Introduction to Waveforms

Steven M. Falowski, MD

Introduction to Programming Platforms

Thomas L. Yearwood, MD PhD

Impact of Electricity on Neural and Non-Neural Tissue

Ricardo Vallejo, MD PhD

Tolerance/Scarring-Long Term Planning

Lawrence Poree, MD PhD MPH

Coding and Documentation

David Kloth, MD

Hands-On Session

Jeff Arle, MD PhD; Giancarlo Barolat, MD; Steven M. Falowski, MD; David Kloth, MD; Jason E. Pope, MD DABPM FIPP; Lawrence Poree, MD PhD MPH; Ricardo Vallejo, MD PhD; Thomas L. Yearwood, MD PhD

Faculty and Presentations subject to change.