3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Friday, January 24

Advanced Practice Providers Session: Guidance on Common Clinical Questions

Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) are an integral part of neuromodulation practices around the world, and it is important for their role to be supported through education in their field, training on application of their skill sets, and gaining insight on how to provide well-rounded care. The APP session of the scientific program aims to provide these tools.

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Venue:
Caesars Palace
Speaker:

Christy A. Gomez, APN

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Saturday, January 25

Structural-Functional Brain Mapping Workshop

In recent years, there has been an increasing interest to understand and construct structural-functional brain maps using diffusion sensitized imaging and BOLD fMRI in neuromodulation. These neuroimaging biomarkers can help to establish an understanding of neurological basis for monitoring symptoms while implementing longitudinal management of disease progress in people with neurological disorders (epilepsy, tumor, Parkinson and so on) for routine care, rehabilitation, or in experimental therapeutic treatments. This will lead surgeons to individualize treatments for these patients. This session will examine the use of advanced neuroimaging techniques such as BOLD fMRI, DTI and tractography in conjugation with neuromodulation to better understand the therapeutic mechanism of brain stimulation. The ultimate aim of this session is to better understand how impaired functional and structural subnetworks contribute to neurological and psychiatric symptoms, and use this information to stratify optimum targeted therapies using noninvasive brain stimulation techniques.

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Venue:
Caesars Palace
Speaker:

Dario J. Englot, MD PhD

Mahdi Alizadeh, PhD

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Saturday, January 25

American Academy of Pain Medicine: Multidisciplinary Pain Care to Optimize Neuromodulation Outcomes

Most patients who have spinal cord stimulators (SCS) implanted for chronic pain have long standing and complex pain concerns. In addition to the index pain being targeted for SCS, often there are psychological co-morbidities, physical deconditioning, ongoing opioid pain medication use, and secondary pain problems. In order to truly optimize the desired outcomes for these patients, each of these areas need to be addressed. This session will focus on the latest medical, behavioral, and regenerative medicine approaches to help optimize neuromodulation outcomes.

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Venue:
Caesars Palace
Speaker:

Tim J. Lamer, MD

Ajay D. Wasan, MD MSc

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