APP Advanced Practice Provider Course Featured

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday, July 15

The course will provide advanced practice providers an overview of topics in neuromodulation through lectures, case studies, and panel discussions. The material will be presented by physicians and APP faculty and will be relevant for anyone interested in or involved in the management of patients in pain management, neurosurgery, neurology, orthopedic or physical medicine, and rehabilitation practice.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the North American Neuromodulation Society. The CNS is accredited by ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The CNS designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe basic neuromodulation interventions as related to pain, specifically spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, and targeted drug delivery.
  • Identify patient populations who may benefit from established neuromodulation therapies and describe initial work-up with interventions.
  • Recognize factors that may lead to complications and poor outcomes with neuromodulation therapies in individual patients.
  • Discuss current research and developments in neuromodulation, modes of therapy, newly approved therapy options and treatment alternatives for the management of patients with chronic pain disorders.
  • Identify strategies to manage patients on opioids.

Registration Rates:
Registration on or Before June 10, 2021:
Member: $150
Non-Member: $200

Registration After June 10, 2021:
Member: $200
Non-Member: $250


Introduction – Role of the APP

Teresita Devera, MSN, CRNP, ANP-BC

Neuroimaging Review & Case Studies

Vishad V. Sukul, MD

Spinal Anatomy and Chronic Back Pain

Bryan Johnson, PA

Opioid Management

Helen M. Blake, MD

Beyond Chronic Pain: Expanding Indications for Neuromodulation

Jaclyn Pappas, MSN, APRN, FNP, CDE

Integrating Psychological Treatment with Neuromodulation Therapies

Robert L. Rider, PhD

When to Consider Targeted Drug Delivery Therapy – Spasticity and Chronic Pain

Jennifer Kiser, PA

Managing Complications of IT Pump Therapy

Tammy L. Dann, DO,MPH

Spinal Cord Stimulation Waveforms and Programming Challenges


Evolution of Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Zohra Hussaini, MSN FNP-BC MBA

Case Studies & Discussion

Nicole Busch, MSN APRN AGCNS-BC;
Zohra Hussaini, MSN FNP-BC MBA

Faculty and Presentations subject to change.