Neuromodulation for Advanced Implantable Therapies: A Hands-On Cadaver Course for Pain Fellows

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

This event combines didactics on spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, and intrathecal drug delivery systems, as well as other approved clinical applications of neuromodulation strategies, with practical hands-on training in a cadaver laboratory. This premier training opportunity offers pain medicine fellows the opportunity to learn cutting-edge neuromodulation techniques and principles of implementation in clinical practice. Techniques explored include spinal cord and dorsal root ganglion stimulation trials and implants, intrathecal drug delivery trials and implants, deep brain stimulation trials and implants, and maintenance of neuromodulation therapies. Participants are under the direction of experienced faculty. Workshop participants must be members of NANS in good standing and are selected by an application and lottery process. This workshop's intent is to foster a platform for multidisciplinary networking opportunity and create excitement in the neuromodulation space through shared lectures and content with concomitant Neurology and Engineering workshops.

To be eligible to complete this application your specialty MUST be in the field of Pain.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the mechanisms of neuromodulation therapies, including spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, intrathecal drug delivery, and deep brain stimulation.
  • Identify appropriate patient indications and selection criteria for neuromodulation therapies.
  • Illustrate trialing methods for spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, deep brain stimulation, and intrathecal drug delivery.
  • Describe measures and methods to identify, limit, and manage biologic, technical, and hardware-related complications of neuromodulation therapies.
  • Discuss management and dosing of intrathecal drugs and delivery methods.

This is a highly competitive training opportunity. Workshop participants are selected by an application process. Registration and attendance at the NANS Annual Meeting is a requirement for participation in this workshop.

Application decisions will go out early to mid-October.

Attendees of the Workshop will be Provided:

  • Two night's stay (room and tax) on Wednesday, January 22 and Thursday, January 23 at the LINQ Resort and Casino
  • Additional nights at the hotel for the 2020 NANS Annual Meeting will be at the fellow's own expense (at a discounted hotel rate)
  • Round-trip airfare (nonrefundable coach)
  • Transportation between the Oquendo Center and the LINQ Resort and Casino

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

Mechanisms of SCS

Corey W. Hunter, MD FIPP

Device Programming and Troubleshooting

Hemant Kalia, MD MPH FIPP

Non-Infectious Complications: Prevention, Diagnosis, Mitigation Strategies

Eellan Sivanesan, MD

Infection: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Stephanie A. Neuman, MD

PACC: Intrathecal Trialing and Long Term Management

Jill Sindt, MD

Working Lunch: Matching the Right Therapy with the Right Patient

Robert M. Levy, MD PhD

Cadaver Lab

Faculty and Presentations subject to change.