Friday, Jan. 13 (27)

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Biomarkers for Neuromodulation in Epilepsy

Brain stimulation approaches for drug-resistant epilepsy are growing in number and complexity, making it more challenging to choose the best therapy. While epilepsy is a brain network disorder, network abnormalities differ greatly between patients, and understanding these unique characteristics may help guide treatment decisions. In this session, we will explore brain connectivity and electrophysiological biomarkers to help guide surgical approach and predict response to therapy.


Dario J. Englot, MD PhD

Victoria L. Morgan, PhD

8:30 - 10:00 AM

Plenary Session I: Neural Interfaces for the Brain and Spine Featured

Novel Technologies of Neural and Brain Computer Interfaces

Shadi A. Dayeh, PhD

Brain Computer Interface for Language Recovery

Edward F. Chang, MD

Restoring Movement Through BCI

Elizabeth Tyler-Kabara, MD PhD

NANS Response to JAMA - SCS vs Placebo

Anuj Bhatia, MD PhD

Intro to Presidential Address

Peter Konrad, MD PhD

Presidential Address

Salim M. Hayek, MD PhD

Presentation of NANS Awards

Innovator Award - Warren Grill, PhD

Distinguished Service - Lawrence Poree, MD PhD

Presidential Merit - Timothy Deer, MD

Lifetime Achievement - Ali Rezai, MD

Faculty and Presentations subject to change.

7:00 - 8:00 AM

Spasticity Update

Spasticity is a commonly encountered phenomenon in patients who have sustained an upper motor neuron injury. There are a plethora of potential interventions for spasticity reduction including oral, injectable, and intrathecal medications. Each of these techniques has associated advantages and disadvantages. The purpose of this course will be to describe the subtleties and controversies regarding spasticity management. Multiple medical specialists would find this course of interest including neurology, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. This session will also be of interest to many allied health professionals such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, pharmacy, case management, and bioengineering.

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