Saturday, Jan. 14 (23)

4:00-5:30 PM

Novel Applications of Neuromodulation for Stroke Rehabilitation Featured

Neuromodulation has vast implications for the treatment of various disease states. One such area of study is stroke rehabilitation. Data from well-designed studies appear promising and hopes to provide insight into appropriate target selection and indications. Here we will discuss innovative targeting and effectiveness of various neuromodulation techniques on neurological recovery after stroke.

4:00-5:30 PM

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Paralysis

Recently there has been groundbreaking progress in using epidural spinal cord stimulation technology to restore walking in patients who have suffered from spinal cord injury-induced paralysis and paraplegia. In this session, we will review the basics of spinal cord locomotive circuitry, discuss the mechanisms of action of spinal cord stimulation on these circuits and explore the innovative progress that has been made in implanted patients.

1:30-3:30 PM

Plenary Session IV - Maintaining Access: The Future Economic Viability of Neuromodulation Featured

Neuromodulation is an effective treatment with a solid safety and efficacy record for multiple medical conditions. However, recently more attention has been placed on the economics of neuromodulation and the high upfront costs of the equipment; especially, in an environment of rising healthcare costs with significant patient cost-sharing. For patient therapy access to be maintained, it is important for healthcare providers and payers to understand the current cost-effectiveness data surrounding the treatment. Furthermore, physicians, manufacturers, payers, and organizational leadership will need to partner to maintain the economic viability of this technology in different sites of service. This session will provide an economic evaluation of the utilization of neuromodulation. Furthermore, techniques to enhance the economic viability will be discussed for different sites of service and selected equipment including rechargeable and non-rechargeable batteries.


David A. Provenzano, MD

Joshua M. Rosenow, MD FACS

Ahmed Raslan, MD

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