PAIN Neuromodulation for Advanced Implantable Therapies: A Hands-On Cadaver Course for Pain Fellows

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday, July 15

This event combines didactics on spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal drug delivery systems, as well as other approved clinical applications of neuromodulation strategies, with practical hands-on training in a cadaver laboratory. This premier training opportunity offers pain medicine fellows the opportunity to learn cutting-edge neuromodulation techniques and principles of implementation in clinical practice. Techniques explored include spinal cord trials and implants, intrathecal drug delivery trials and implants, peripheral nerve stimulation, suturing, and maintenance of neuromodulation therapies. Participants are under the direction of experienced faculty. This workshop's intent is to foster a platform for networking and to create excitement in the neuromodulation space.

This activity is not eligible for CME credits.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the mechanisms of neuromodulation therapies, including spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal drug delivery, and peripheral nerve stimulation.
  • Identify appropriate patient indications and selection criteria for neuromodulation therapies.
  • Illustrate trialing methods for spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal drug delivery.
  • Describe measures and methods to identify, limit, and manage biologic, technical and hardware-related complications of neuromodulation therapies.
  • Discuss management and dosing of intrathecal drugs and delivery methods.

This is a highly competitive training opportunity. Workshop participants are selected by an application process. Registration and attendance at the NANS Mid-Year Meeting is a requirement for participation in this workshop.
Attendees of the Workshop will be Provided:
- Two night's stay (room and tax) on Wednesday, July 14, and Thursday, July 15 at the JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa
- Additional nights at the hotel for the 2021 NANS Mid-Year Meeting will be at the fellow's own expense (at a discounted hotel rate)
- Round-trip airfare (non-refundable coach)
- Transportation between the Nicholson Center and the hotel
- Free shuttle transportation between the JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa and the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort. Note: Cabs or other transportation will not be reimbursed by NANS.

Registration Rates:
$350 (total cost for the course and the 2021 Mid-Year Meeting)


Patient Selection and Enhancing SCS Success

Stephanie G. Vanterpool, MD, MBA, FASA

Mechanisms of Action of PNS and SCS

Michael A. Fishman, MD MBA

Complication Management

Markus A. Bendel, MD

Future Developments in Neuromodulation

Hemant Kalia, MD MPH FIPP

Cadaver Lab

Rany T. Abdallah, MBA, MD, PhD
Alaa A. Abd-Elsayed, MD, MPH, FASA
Magdalena M. Anitescu, MD PhD
Markus A. Bendel, MD
Nicholas Bremer, MD
Krishnan V. Chakravarthy, MD PhD
Kenneth B. Chapman, MD
Myrdalis Diaz-Ramirez, MD
Brian Durkin, DO
Amitabh Gulati, MD
Jennifer M. Hah, MD, MS
Christine L. Hunt, DO
Hemant Kalia, MD MPH FIPP
Timothy R. Lubenow, MD
Suzanne M. Manzi, MD
Kathleen Meacham, MD PhD
Dare Olatoye, MD
Matthew J. Pingree, MD
Thomas P. Pittelkow, DO, MPH
Rene Przkora, MD PhD
Eellan Sivanesan, MD
Jolene Smith, DO
David Spinner, DO
Jordan Tate, MD, MPH
Jacqueline S. Weisbein, DO

Faculty and Presentations subject to change.