North American Neuromodulation Society



NANS Education Committee

Mission Statement

The mission of the North American Neuromodulation Society’s Education Committee is to promote and maintain the highest levels of care for the therapeutic modalities we use to help people afflicted from a variety of neurological conditions. We create and support learning opportunities for neuromodulators, through written, virtual, and practical teaching sessions that improve awareness of recommended standards in safety and efficacy. Through continual efforts by esteemed faculty and the top practitioners in our field from around the world, we review and expand upon the knowledge base for the field. Promoting innovation through clinical research and technological advancement helps to ensure improvement of treatment for the future.

Announcements and Newsletter

Upcoming Projects

  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery Curriculum
  • Series of Educational Webinars

Read updates from the NANS Education Committee in the Spring 2019 Newsletter.
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Ahmed Raslan, MD


Medical Director of Neuroscience Quality, OHSU Healthcare

Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery, School of Medicine

Oregon Health & Science University

Vice Chair

Rany T. Abdallah, MD PhD MBA

Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University


Mark N. Malinowski, DO

Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

Adena Health System


Alaa Abd-Elsayed, MD MPH

Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

Medical Director, UW Pain Services

University of Wisconsin—Madison

Visit the committees page to see the full list of committee members.

NANS and CNS are excited to announce the launch of two new online products. These comprehensive SANS exams cover neuromodulation and its applications to spine stimulation techniques, patient selection and indications, practice management and integration, and the alignment of neuromodulation direction, guidelines, and goals within the community. Both exams are $75 for members and non-members.

If you are not a CNS member, create a non-member account to access the exams.

Exam I provides 25 questions to establish a baseline of neuromodulation knowledge.

Exam II is 25 questions evaluating knowledge gained from the additional NANS certification curriculum.

SCS Learning Modules

Recorded at the 2017 NANS Annual Meeting, the Spinal Cord Stimulation Learning Modules feature audio synchronized to the presenter’s slides/visual presentation. Members can view the presentations here.

NANS Educational Series

The NANS Education Committee is committed to promoting the highest standards of care for the therapeutic modalities we use to help people afflicted from a variety of neurological conditions and our mission to create learning opportunities for neuromodulators. The NANS Education Committee worked with leaders and experts from around the world to produce and record the educational modules listed here.

Reimbursement and billing practices

The NANS Education Committee has put together a resource on coding, billing, and medical necessity in regards to SCS, PNS, and programming. This is a valuable resource for anyone with questions on the most accurate billing practice. NANS members can view the presentation here.   


Infusion Therapy: For Pain, Headache and Related Conditions, Alaa Abd-Elsayed, MD MPH
There is a significant gap in current knowledge about infusion therapy for treating different pain, headache and psychiatric conditions. Infusion therapy is now a common practice but there is considerable variation in how the therapy is implemented in different centers which can be both dangerous, if high doses are given, or ineffective, if low doses are given. This book provides a practical guide to infusion therapy for clinicians on how to safely and effectively perform this kind of therapy.

Pain: A Review Guide, Alaa Abd-Elsayed, MD MPH
This concise but comprehensive guide covers common procedures in pain management necessary for daily practice, and includes topics on international pain medicine curricula, for example, the American Board of Anesthesiology, World Institute of Pain/Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice, and American Board of Pain Medicine. Treatments for pain are discussed, including nerve blocks (head, neck, back, pelvis and lower extremity). 


WIKISTIM is a searchable database being populated with data published in the field of neuromodulation. The goals of WIKISTIM are to improve patient care and the quality of research reports, foster communication, reveal research needs, and support the practice of evidence–based medicine.

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