Advanced Practice Provider Course (PAs, NPs, Nurses): A to Z in Neuromodulation Featured

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday, January 23

This course will provide advanced practice providers (APPs) an overview of topics in neuromodulation through lectures, case studies, and panel discussions. The material will be presented by physician and APP faculty and will be relevant for anyone with an interest in neuromodulation or working in pain management, neurosurgery, neurology, orthopedic, or physical medicine and rehabilitation 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 6.5 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 basic neuromodulation interventions as related to pain and movement disorders, specifically spinal cord stimulation, targeted drug delivery, and deep brain stimulation.
  • Identify patient populations who may benefit from established neuromodulation therapies and describe initial work-up with interventions.
  • Recognize factors that may lead to complications and poor outcomes with neuromodulation therapies in individual patients.
  • Discuss current research and developments in neuromodulation, modes of therapy, newly approved therapy options and treatment alternatives for the management of patients with pain and movement disorder.
  • Identify strategies to manage patients on opioids.

Registration Rates:

Registration on or Before November 4, 2019:
Member: $145
Non-Member: $195

Registration After November 4, 2019:
Member: $195
Non-Member: $245



Teresita Devera, MSN CRNP ANP-BC

Neuro Imaging Review

Vishad V. Sukul, MD

Opioid Management

Kiran V. Patel, MD



SCS/DRG Therapy and Indications

Beth Parente, PA-C

Facial Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment with Neuromodulation

Lauren Cimino, APRN-CNP

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation and Indications

Christy A. Gomez, APN

Deep Brain Stimulation with Case Studies

Roy R. H. Hwang, MD

The Role of the APP

Ashwini D. Sharan, MD

APP Panel Discussion

Lauren Cimino, APRN-CNP; Roy R. H. Hwang, MD; Beth Parente, PA-C

Cancer Pain

Jennifer Kiser, PA

Intrathecal Pump Management with Case Studies

Jaclyn Pappas, MSN APRN FNP CDE

Value of Psychological Screening Prior to Device Implant

Robert L. Rider, PhD

Perioperative Management/Preventing Post-Operative Complications

Carol Blyzniuk, RN; Teresita Devera, MSN CRNP ANP-BC

Q&A Discussion

Lauren Cimino, APRN-CNP

Faculty and Presentations subject to change.