S10 Connecting With Our Patients: Educational Tools to Improve Understanding and Access to Neuromodulation Therapies Featured

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Saturday, July 17

This session will explore the modalities to connect and educate patients on neuromodulation therapies. In particular, it will describe how a clear and detailed explanation of various mechanisms of action of SCS will allow patients to understand and be willing to accept neuromodulation therapies more easily. Additionally, we will explore the role of virtual educational tools and social media in promoting neuromodulation therapies as valid early options for treating chronic pain. This session will also present the history of barriers to high-quality medical care for communities of color and discuss how that history informs and creates current challenges.

CME Credits: 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe ways to use the scientific mechanism to educate patients about neuromodulatory therapies.
  • Discuss social media opportunities to improve patient access to neuromodulation.
  • Discuss ways to provide culturally relevant neuromodulation education to patients.
  • Describe the history of disparities research specifically in the realm of neuromodulation.
  • Discuss possible etiologies underlying the issue and emerging strategies to increase access to neuromodulatory therapies.


Brittany Grovey, MD

Erika A. Petersen, MD

Knowledge Is Power: Connecting to Patients Through Science of Neuromodulation Mechanism of Action

Magdalena M. Anitescu, MD PhD

Social Media Tactics and Virtual Educational Tools to Improve Patients’ Early Access to Neuromodulation Therapy

Jacqueline S. Weisbein, DO

How Structural Racism Drives Health Inequities

Gemayel Lee, MD

Disparities in Spinal Cord Stimulation

Mark R. Jones, MD

Faculty and Presentations subject to change.