Friday, January 15 (10)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST

Beyond Depression: Use of TMS for the Treatment of Pain, Tinnitus, and Other Neuropsychiatric Illnesses

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is indicated for the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The technique also can be beneficial for the off-label treatment of other conditions including chronic pain, tinnitus, and addictions, among other neuropsychiatric illnesses. This session will review the technique of rTMS treatment, possible mechanisms of action, and applications of TMS to conditions beyond MDD and OCD.

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST

American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) Session: Integrating Neuromodulation Into Multimodal Pain Care Featured

The majority of pain specialists deliver multimodal pain treatment, which has been shown to be more effective than individual treatments only. Multimodal treatment can be done sequentially (one treatment at a time) or in parallel (combination therapy). However, there are no guidelines for how neuromodulation can be part of this chain (sequential or parallel approaches) and perhaps used earlier on in the treatment of chronic pain, based on the growing strength of the evidence. Candidates for neuromodulation often present with some of the most complex and challenging chronic painful conditions, and it is unrealistic to expect a neuromodulation implant to resolve the many facets of chronic pain, which include not only physical pain, but deconditioning, behavioral comorbidities, and mental health co-morbidities. This session will focus on multimodal pain care in the neuromodulation patient, including adjunctive interventional therapies, medical therapies, and rehabilitation medicine approaches to help optimize neuromodulation outcomes.

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST

Open- vs. Closed-Loop Neurostimulation and Enabling Biomarkers

Neurostimulation of the human brain is a proven treatment for epilepsy and movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and essential tremor. Stimulation is typically done 'open-loop', with settings determined by a clinician and changed little between programming sessions. However, newer methods of tailoring ongoing stimulation to individual patient states have shown great promise for more effective and more efficient therapies. This session will review applications of open- and closed-loop stimulation, along with upcoming trends in both technologies.

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