Thursday, January 23 (13)

1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Emerging Technology Forum

The Forum is designed to provide an interactive and dynamic platform for the review and discussion of emerging topics, informatics, technologies, clinical applications, and economic and regulatory issues impacting the development of emerging technologies. This event will showcase new and innovative companies in our ever-expanding field. The Forum will include discussions on a broad range of topics, including partnerships, funding strategies, FDA requirements, as well as the emerging global ecosystem for neuromodulation devices and patient selection.


James Cavuoto

Ali Rezai, MD

Peter Konrad, MD PhD

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Introduction to Intraoperative Neuromonitoring for Spinal Cord Stimulation Featured

The field of neuromodulation is rapidly evolving and the use of intraoperative neuromonitoring for Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) has grown tremendously for both interventional pain physicians and surgeons. The Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) guidelines recommend that any sedated/asleep patient having a SCS placed have intraoperative neuromonitoring for both safety and confirmation of lead placement. This timely and first of its kind workshop will present the principles needed to implement and use intraoperative neuromonitoring for your SCS patients. It will review the basics of set up, interpretation of data, implementation in practice, and the future uses. The target audience is any clinicians that currently use SCS in their practice. This will be valuable and needed for those placing SCS in sedated patients, but also those who may be interested in implanting this rapidly growing change in care. The goal of this course is to provide clinicians with a framework to understand and implement intraoperative neuromonitoring in their practice.

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Professional Development Workshop Featured

This course is meant for residents, fellows, and new attending physicians in both academics and private practice to fill the void often left by medical training in leadership skills and management. We have a number of nationally renowned speakers to serve as faculty and functional neurosurgeons. Anesthesia pain physicians who are passionate about leadership. At the end of the course, you will be more comfortable advocating for yourself and your team and have a game plan for the year moving forward.

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Controversies in Intrathecal Therapy

IT Therapy is a mature therapy that is currently indicated for chronic pain and severe spasticity. Despite its long history, there are several provocative topics that revolve around this treatment approach. This course will attempt to enlighten attendees on these concerns.

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