Friday, January 14 (18)

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Dosing and the Spinal Cord: The Role of Cycling

Recently there has been renewed interest in modifying continuous stimulation programming to intermittent or cyclical stimulation with designated off times. Multiple reasons have been proposed for cycling including improving battery longevity while maintaining clinical outcomes. In addition, theoretical concerns have been proposed regarding the 'overdosing' of the spinal cord resulting in declining efficacy. This panel will highlight and explore clinical and basic science data surrounding cycling and the duty cycle in spinal cord stimulation. In addition, future trial designs will be proposed and discussed to further enhance our understanding of cycling and its appropriate deployment in programming parameters for spinal cord stimulation for the treatment of pain.

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Advances in Neuromodulation in Cancer Pain

While the mainstay of cancer pain management has been systemic opioids, many patients are unable to achieve analgesia with systemic opioids alone. Chemical neuromodulation, through intrathecal therapy, has played an important role in cancer pain management, and continues to evolve with new strategies for optimal management. Electrical neuromodulation, through spinal cord stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation, is an emerging field of cancer pain management, with new approaches and new targets. In this session, we will discuss advances in both chemical and electrical neuromodulation for improving cancer pain management.

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Beyond Pain and Nerves: Applied Neuromodulation for Vascular, Non-Vascular, Visceral and Residual COVID-19 Co-Morbid Conditions

This panel will discuss evidence of applying neuromodulation techniques in non-pain conditions. In particular, use of neuromodulation is emerging for treating some of the sequelae of the COVID-19 disease. Additionally this session will explore and discuss effects of neuromodulation on overactive bladder, heart failure as well as vascular changes in diabetes.

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Connecting with the Future: Neuromodulation Art and Science Made Easy with Technology

In the era of significant technological advances not only in neuromodulation but also in day to day activities, teaching and learning complex tasks need to be aligned with the times. As such, classical techniques of classroom teaching as well as direct hands on teaching may be challenged with new modalities involving virtual reality, simulation, social media and beyond. Exploring all those techniques as well as reinventing classic learning techniques such as PBLD's, flopped classes and others this session will give participants tools to navigate and retain information and sources in the complex field of neuromodulation

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