Saturday, January 25 (15)

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Beyond Pain: Role of Neuromodulation in Treating Non-Pain Syndromes Featured

Neuromodulation is one of the most promising technologies in modern day medicine. Clinical applications for this technology have focused on treating pain and movement-related disorders, but there are a growing number of novel indications for neuromodulatory therapies. The role of neuromodulation in treating cardiovascular disorders, sequelae of spinal cord injury, tremors, and other refractory conditions will be discussed in this session.

Venue:
Caesars Palace
Speaker:

Salim M. Hayek, MD PhD

Julie G. Pilitsis, MD PhD

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

What's in the Signal? The Value Underlying Closed Loop Stimulation

Speakers will discuss the science and underpinning of sensing systems as they are used to guide therapy from neuromodulation devices. The use of electrical signals obtained as biomarkers for effective therapy will be discussed. The robustness and reliability of signals obtained from implanted electrodes used as indicators of disease status (such as tremor, seizures, or autonomic changes), or as pathway biomarkers (such as the case for spinal cord stimulation for pain) are new to the field. Much has been published on the potential use of these signals in the feedback control or guidance of neuromodulation implants.

Venue:
Caesars Palace
Speaker:

Svjetlana Miocinovic, MD PhD

Jon T. Willie, MD PhD

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Spine Intervention Society: Radiofrequency Ablation-Assessing the Current Evidence

This session will outline the most evidence-based approach for diagnosing and treating posterior element pain in an interventional spine practice. During this session, we will discuss patient selection and why it is critical to achieving ideal patient outcomes. The importance of performing a critical, evidence-based review and critique of the literature will be reviewed. We will end with a discussion of new technology for ablation for vertebrogenic pain.

Venue:
Caesars Palace
Speaker:

Aaron K. Calodney, MD

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