North American Neuromodulation Society

Expanding Our Minds

Certificate of Attendance:  Advanced Neuraxial Neuromodulation


Course Directors: Michael Fishman, MD, MBA; Einar Ottestad, MD

Faculty: Jonathan D. Carlson, MD; Jason S. Eldrige, MD; Steven M. Falowski, MD; Bryan C. Hoelzer, MD; Eric Lee, MA, MD; Robert M. Levy, MD, PhD; William P. McRoberts, MD; Susan M. Moeschler, MD; Jason E. Pope, MD, DABPM, FIPP; William S. Rosenberg, MD; Ashwini D. Sharan, MD
*Faculty subject to change

Course Description: The purpose of the Certificate of Attendance course is to provide an educational platform, offered through the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS), to educate and train physician providers on the evidence-based and appropriate utilization of implantable therapies for pain management (spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal drug delivery). The course will consist of 2 educational parts including a hands-on cadaver lab, where spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal therapy implantation techniques are reviewed.  Further, attendees will have scheduled didactics focusing on the core objectives described below.

Target Audience: This course is designed for those who have already completed residency and/or ACGME fellowship training and are interested in formalizing neuromodulation in their practice.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this this educational activity, participants should be able to:
Describe the mechanisms of implantable pain therapies.
Identify appropriate patient indications and selection criteria for use of spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal drug delivery.
Apply best practices for neuromodulation therapies.
Recognize psychological considerations involved in patient selection for implantable neuromodulation therapies.
Define contraindications to implantable neuromodulation therapies.
Discuss the preoperative evaluation of patients being considered for implantable neuromodulation therapies.
Define methods to optimize patient medical status prior to undergoing treatment with implantable neuromodulation therapies.
Illustrate trialing methods for spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, and intrathecal drug delivery systems.
Outline implantation techniques for implantable neuromodulation therapies.
Characterize biologic, technical, and hardware-related complications of neuromodulation therapies.
Describe measures and methods to identify, limit, and manage biologic, technical, and hardware-related complications of neuromodulation therapies.
Discuss spinal cord stimulation and dorsal root ganglion stimulation programming troubleshooting
Discuss management and dosing of intrathecal drugs and delivery methods.
List appropriate steps for intrathecal pump refills.
Analyze methods to encourage patient compliance with implantable neuromodulation therapies.
Appraise the current literature on the efficacy and safety of implantable neuromodulation therapies.
Summarize the importance of incorporating implantable neuromodulation therapies into a multidisciplinary treatment algorithm.

Location:
Oquendo Center

Registration Information:
Interested participants must complete the required application form. Applications will be screened by the Course Directors for core requirements needed for entry into the program. Typically, candidates will have been in practice and desire to enhance their education on the appropriate utilization and deployment of implantable pain therapies.

Core Entrance Requirements:
For non-neurosurgeon trained physicians, the successful completion of an ACGME accredited fellowship in pain management is required for entry into the program.

The applicant must possess privileges or have the ability to obtain privileges for implantable therapies in a Joint Commission accredited hospital setting, properly certified surgical center, or similar facility.

APPLICATION

Application Deadline: December 1, 2017

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Certificate of Attendance: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation


Course Directors: Michael Fishman, MD, MBA; Einar Ottestad, MD

Faculty: Steven M. Falowski, MD; Michael Fishman, MD, MBA; Christopher A. Gilmore, MD; Michael Gofeld, MD; Corey W. Hunter, MD; Marc A. Huntoon, MD; Robert M. Levy, MD; Marc A. Mahan, MD; Einar Ottestad, MD; Matthew J. Pingree, MD; Jason E. Pope, MD, DABPM, FIPP; Konstantin V. Slavin, MD; David Spinner, DO; Richard L. Weiner, MD; Christopher J. Winfree, MD
*Faculty subject to change

Course Description: Offered through the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS), the Certificate of Attendance course in Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) is a groundbreaking course that will provide evidence-based and expert-driven instruction on PNS.  The first of its kind, the course will utilize ultrasound and fluoroscopy for PNS targets in the extremities, trunk, pelvis, and head/neck. The course will include a comprehensive didactic offering, cadaver lab, live scan models, and anatomic dissections. The faculty is comprised of ultrasound gurus and peripheral nerve surgeons.

Target Audience: This course is designed for those who have already completed residency and/or ACGME fellowship training. Participants should incorporate ultrasound-guided procedures in their practice and are interested in expanding their knowledge and expertise with peripheral nerve stimulation.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this this educational activity, participants should be able to:
Describe the mechanisms of peripheral nerve stimulation.
Identify appropriate patient indications and selection criteria for use of peripheral nerve stimulation versus other modalities.
Apply best practices for neuromodulation therapies.
Define contraindications to implantable neuromodulation therapies.
Illustrate trialing methods for peripheral nerve stimulation.
Identify anatomic, sonographic, and fluoroscopic landmarks for peripheral targets.
Outline implantation techniques for implantable neuromodulation therapies.
Describe measures and methods to identify, limit, and manage biologic, technical, and hardware-related complications of neuromodulation therapies.
Appraise the current literature on the efficacy and safety of implantable neuromodulation therapies.

Location:
Oquendo Center

Registration Information:
Interested participants must complete the required application form. Applications will be screened by the Course Directors for core requirements needed for entry into the program. Typically, candidates will have been in practice, have intermediate ultrasound skills, and desire to enhance their education on the appropriate utilization and deployment of peripheral nerve stimulation.

Core Entrance Requirements:

For non-neurosurgeon trained physicians, the successful completion of an ACGME accredited fellowship in pain management is required for entry into the program.

For neurosurgeons, the successful completion of an ACGME accredited residency in neurosurgery is required for entry into the program.

The applicant must possess privileges or have the ability to obtain privileges for implantable therapies in a Joint Commission accredited hospital setting, properly certified surgical center, or similar facility.

APPLICATION
Application Deadline: December 1, 2017

Click here to apply!

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