PL02 Plenary Session II - Back to the Future: The Evolution of Neuromodulation Featured

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Friday, July 16

This plenary session will reflect on the history of neuromodulation, including how neuromodulatory therapies evolved through trial and error and how this process continues to lead us toward innovation. We will recognize the contributions and achievements of Dr. Holsheimer and present the Krishna Kumar Lecture award.

CME Credits: 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Learning Objectives

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

  • Use guidelines for evidence-based practice of spinal cord stimulation.
  • Describe the historical perspective of Neuromodulation.
  • Discuss the role of Dr. Holshimer on the field of neuromodulation.


Corey W. Hunter, MD

Stephanie G. Vanterpool, MD, MBA, FASA

Neuromodulation Through the Ages

Richard B. North, MD

Holshimer Recognition

Richard B. North, MD

Trial, Error, and Onward

Magdalena M. Anitescu, MD PhD

Targeting the Future

Lawrence Poree, MD, PhD, MPH

Introduction to Kumar Award

Peter E. Konrad, MD, PhD

Krishna Kumar Award Lecture: Sensory Restoration by Epidural Stimulation of the Lateral Spinal Cord in Upper-Limb Amputees

Lee E. Fisher, PhD

Faculty and Presentations subject to change.