Saturday, January 15 (14)

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Controversies in Targeted Drug Delivery

Intrathecal drug delivery is a well-established intervention for chronic pain and severe spasticity with over 3 decades of clinical use. Safe and effective utilization of this technique requires solid technical skills. The purpose of this course will be to describe the subtleties and controversies regarding intrathecal drug delivery. Multiple medical specialists would find this course of interest including neurology, neurosurgery, anesthesiology and physical medicine and rehabilitation. This course will also be of interest to many allied health professionals such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, pharmacy, case management and bioengineering.

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Neuromodulation and Neurosurgical Mentorship and Educational Development

The fields of neuromodulation and neurosurgery are under constant change, with the regular introduction of new devices and techniques. As the educational and training background of residents and fellows is quite diverse, this necessitates a unified platform to provide trainees with education and professional development. This session highlights the development of mentorship building programs for pain practitioners and neurosurgeons, with a discussion on improving the learning curve and technical proficiency of common procedures.

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