7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST Friday, January 15

Open- vs. Closed-Loop Neurostimulation and Enabling Biomarkers

Neurostimulation of the human brain is a proven treatment for epilepsy and movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and essential tremor. Stimulation is typically done 'open-loop', with settings determined by a clinician and changed little between programming sessions. However, newer methods of tailoring ongoing stimulation to individual patient states have shown great promise for more effective and more efficient therapies. This session will review applications of open- and closed-loop stimulation, along with upcoming trends in both technologies.

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CST Saturday, January 16

Neurostimulation in Epilepsy: Thinking Outside the Box

Neurostimulation is a growing part of the treatment algorithm at many comprehensive epilepsy centers. As we learn more about these technologies, many investigators are exploring novel stimulation paradigms and patient populations that may extend beyond the originally labeled indications. We are also reaching a better understanding of the direct and indirect effects of brain stimulation on seizures. Here we will discuss novel and innovative uses of neurostimulation for epilepsy, explore potential mechanisms of action, and discuss high-yield case presentations.

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