3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Saturday, January 25

Beyond Pain: Role of Neuromodulation in Treating Non-Pain Syndromes

Neuromodulation is one of the most promising technologies in modern day medicine. Clinical applications for this technology have focused on treating pain and movement-related disorders, but there are a growing number of novel indications for neuromodulatory therapies. The role of neuromodulation in treating cardiovascular disorders, sequelae of spinal cord injury, tremors, and other refractory conditions will be discussed in this session.

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Venue:
Caesars Palace
Speaker:

Salim M. Hayek, MD PhD

Julie G. Pilitsis, MD PhD

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Saturday, January 25

Emerging Role of Neuromodulation for Cancer Pain

Neuromodulation therapies including intrathecal pumps, spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulators can be excellent choices for patients with cancer-related pain. Improving survival rates and duration of patients with cancer pain are allowing consideration of these therapies more frequently than in the past. Cancer patients are a unique population with some specific needs such as frequent imaging that can impact on the choice for neuromodulation therapies in this group.

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Venue:
Caesars Palace
Speaker:

Amitabh Gulati, MD

Jill Sindt, MD

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Saturday, January 25

Spinal Cord Stimulation Programming: Opening the Blackbox

This session will examine the implications of Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) programming by industry and physicians on individual patient experience and overall clinical outcomes.  We will review the basics of SCS programming. We will discuss industry and physician training regarding SCS training.  We will review SCS programming in major landmark studies and requirements for SCS programming in clinical trials.

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