Neurostimulation is a growing part of the treatment algorithm at many comprehensive epilepsy centers. As we learn more about these technologies, many investigators are exploring novel stimulation paradigms and patient populations that may extend beyond the originally labeled indications. We are also reaching a better understanding of the direct and indirect effects of brain stimulation on seizures. Here we will discuss novel and innovative uses of neurostimulation for epilepsy, explore potential mechanisms of action, and discuss high-yield case presentations.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe when open- vs. closed-loop stimulation strategies may be more appropriate.
- Discuss various thalamic stimulation strategies and how to select the best target.
- Explain why the direct effects of neurostimulation on seizure activity may not fully represent the beneficial effects of therapy.
Dario J. Englot, MD PhD
Choosing Thalamic Stimulation Strategies
Rushna Ali, MD
Case Discussions: Closed vs. Open Loop Thalamic Programming Strategies
David Burdette, MD
Toward Patient-Specific Response Biomarkers in Closed-Loop Brain Stimulation
Mark Richardson, MD PhD
Case Discussions: Implantation Without Intracranial Monitoring
Jason M. Schwalb, MD
Faculty and Presentations subject to change.
- Research in Neuromodulation: Trials and Tribulations
- Outcomes and Access to Neuromodulation for Women and Underrepresented Minorities: A Call to Action
- Engineering Principles of DBS and SCS in Clinical Practice: Emerging Concepts
- Open- vs. Closed-Loop Neurostimulation and Enabling Biomarkers
- American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) Session: Integrating Neuromodulation Into Multimodal Pain Care