Hands-On Cadaver Course for Engineers

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday, January 23

This premier opportunity offers engineers the opportunity to learn cutting-edge neuromodulation techniques and principles of implementation in clinical practice under the direction of experienced faculty. This event combines didactics on spinal cord stimulation, deep brain stimulation, and intrathecal drug delivery, as well as other approved clinical applications of neuromodulation strategies, with practical hands-on training in a cadaver laboratory. By developing a broader understanding of the existing technologies and their current applications, attendees will be better equipped to identify and understand the importance of device design and the improvements necessary to advance the field of neuromodulation. This workshop intends to foster a platform for multidisciplinary networking opportunity and create excitement in the neuromodulation space through shared lectures and content with concomitant Pain, Neurosurgery, and Neurology workshops.

This course is designed for engineers working or conducting research in the field of neuromodulation.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the mechanisms of implantable neuromodulation therapies.
  • Identify appropriate patient indications and selection criteria for use of spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, deep brain stimulation, and intrathecal drug delivery.
  • Outline implantation techniques for implantable pain therapies.
  • Characterize biologic, technical, and hardware-related complications of implantable neuromodulation therapies.
  • Describe measures and methods to identify, limit, and manage biologic, technical, and hardware-related complications of implantable neuromodulation therapies.

Participants are selected by an application process. Registration for the NANS Annual Meeting is mandatory in order to participate in the course.

Registration Rates:

Member/Non-Member: $200

Application Deadline

The application deadline is September 13, 2019.

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Bryan C. Hoelzer, MD

Enhancing Patients Success with Implantable Therapies

David A. Provenzano, MD

Cancer Pain and Intrathecal Therapy

Ashwin Viswanathan, MD

Deep Brain Stimulation and Intracranial Ablation for Movement Disorders

Andrew Ko, MD

Neuromodulation for Epilepsy

Christopher T. Skidmore, MD

Basic Concepts of Neural Interfaces & Implantable Devices

Al Mashal, PhD; Chengyuan Wu, MD

Clinical Panel: Existing Technology and Gaps in Neuromodulation

Krishnan V. Chakravarthy, MD PhD; Al Mashal, PhD; Eric Lee, MA MD; Robert M. Levy, MD PhD; Chengyuan Wu, MD

Cadaver Lab

Working Lunch: Matching the Right Therapy with the Right Patient

Robert M. Levy, MD PhD

Emerging Concepts in Stimulation Modeling

Cameron McIntyre, PhD

Future of IPG and Lead Design and Modifications

Krishnan V. Chakravarthy, MD PhD

Cadaver Lab

Faculty and Presentations subject to change.