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2020 NANS Annual Meeting, Hands-On Cadaver Courses

January 23, 2020, 7 am - 5 pm

All Applications are due Friday, September 13, 2019, by 1:00 pm (CDT)


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

This event combines didactics on spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion 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 and dorsal root ganglion stimulation trials and implants, intrathecal drug delivery trials and implants, deep brain stimulation trials and implants, and maintenance of neuromodulation therapies. Participants are under the direction of experienced faculty. Workshop participants must be members of NANS in good standing and are selected by an application and lottery process. This workshop’s intent is to foster a platform for multidisciplinary networking opportunities and create excitement in the neuromodulation space through shared lectures and content with concomitant Neurology and Engineering workshops.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the mechanisms of neuromodulation therapies, including spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, intrathecal drug delivery, and deep brain stimulation.
  • Identify appropriate patient indications and selection criteria for neuromodulation therapies.
  • Illustrate trialing methods for spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, deep brain 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.

​Due to the generosity of our industry sponsors, accepted applicants of the Hands-On Cadaver Course for Pain Fellows will receive:

  • Two night's stay (room & tax) on Wednesday and Thursday, January 22 and 23, 2020, at The LINQ Hotel.
  • Airfare (non-refundable coach).
  • Reasonable ground transportation between hometown/airport and between airport/hotel. NANS does not reimburse for any expenses of a spouse and/or guest(s).
  • Parking at hometown airport for two days maximum.
  • Dinner on January 22, 2020 with a maximum of $40.
  • Luggage fees.
  • Transportation between The LINQ Hotel and the Oquendo Center will also be provided.

 

Submit an Application


Neuromodulation for Advanced Implantable Therapies: A Hands-On Cadaver Course for Neurosurgery Residents and Fellows

This event combines didactics on deep brain stimulation, laser ablation and responsive neurostimulation for epilepsy, spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion 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. The course targets neurosurgery residents and fellows in providing them with the opportunity to learn cutting-edge neuromodulation techniques and principles of implementation in clinical practice. Participants are under the direction of experienced faculty.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the principles of percutaneous and paddle SCS placement.
  • Outline deep brain stimulation planning and implantation techniques with stereotactic frame application.
  • Discuss laser ablation for hippocampal seizure focus planning and set up.
  • Illustrate responsive neurostimulation lead placement and battery placement.
  • Recognize new neuromodulation applications such as dorsal root ganglion stimulation techniques and sphenopalatine ganglion stimulation.

Due to the generosity of our industry sponsors, accepted applicants for the Hands-On Cadaver Course for Neurosurgery Residents and Fellows will receive:

  • Two night's stay (room & tax) on Wednesday and Thursday, January 22 and 23, 2020, at The LINQ Hotel.
  • Airfare (non-refundable coach).
  • Reasonable ground transportation between hometown/airport and between airport/hotel. NANS does not reimburse for any expenses of a spouse and/or guest(s).
  • Parking at hometown airport for two days maximum.
  • Dinner on January 22, 2020 with a maximum of $40.
  • Luggage fees.
  • Transportation between The LINQ Hotel and the Oquendo Center will also be provided.

 

Submit an Application


Neurology Neuromodulation Workshop

The Neurology Neuromodulation Workshop offers PGY-3 and PGY-4 Neurology Residents didactic learning and a cadaver lab to study neuromodulation therapies, highlighting the role of the Neurologist in a multidisciplinary setting. Attendees train in the use of deep brain stimulation, intrathecal medication management for pain and spasticity, and neuromodulation for chronic pain. This workshop’s intent is to foster a platform for multidisciplinary networking opportunity and create excitement in the neuromodulation space through shared lectures and content with concomitant Pain Management, Neurosurgery, and Engineering workshops.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify appropriate patient indications and selection criteria for use of spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, deep brain stimulation, and intrathecal drug delivery.
  • Describe the mechanisms of implantable neuromodulation therapies.
  • Define contraindications to implantable neuromodulation therapies.
  • Describe measures and methods to identify, limit, and manage biologic, technical, and hardware-related complications of implantable neuromodulation therapies.
  • Discuss management and dosing of intrathecal drugs and delivery methods.

Due to the generosity of our industry sponsors, accepted applicants for the Neurology Neuromodulation Workshop will receive:

  • Two night's stay (room & tax) on Wednesday and Thursday, January 22 and 23, 2020, at The LINQ Hotel.
  • Airfare (non-refundable coach). 
  • Reasonable ground transportation between hometown/airport and between airport/hotel. NANS does not reimburse for any expenses of a spouse and/or guest(s).
  • Parking at hometown airport for two days maximum.
  • Dinner on January 22, 2020 with a maximum of $40.
  • Luggage fees.
  • Transportation between The LINQ Hotel and the Oquendo Center will also be provided.

 

Submit an Application


Certificate of Attendance: Advanced Neuraxial Neuromodulation

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

This course is designed for those who have already completed an ACGME fellowship training and are interested in formalizing neuromodulation in their practice.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the mechanisms of implantable pain therapies.
  • Identify appropriate patient indications and selection criteria for use of spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal drug delivery.
  • Recognize psychological considerations involved in patient selection for implantable neuromodulation therapies.
  • Discuss the preoperative evaluation of patients being considered for implantable neuromodulation therapies.
  • Discuss spinal cord stimulation and dorsal root ganglion stimulation programming troubleshooting.

 

Submit an Application


Certificate of Attendance: Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

Co-directed by Michael A. Fishman, MD MBA, and Einar Ottestad, MD, 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. This 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 composed of ultrasound gurus and peripheral nerve surgeons.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the mechanisms of peripheral nerve stimulation.
  • Identify appropriate patient indications and selection criteria for use of peripheral nerve stimulation versus other modalities.
  • Identify anatomic, sonographic, and fluoroscopic landmarks for peripheral targets.
  • Outline implantation techniques for implantable neuromodulation therapies.
  • Appraise the current literature on the efficacy and safety of implantable neuromodulation therapies.

 

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Hands-On Cadaver Course for Engineers

This premier opportunity offers engineers the opportunity to learn cutting-edge neuromodulation techniques and principles of implementation in clinical practice under the direction of experienced faculty. This event combines didactics on spinal cord stimulation, deep brain stimulation, and intrathecal drug delivery, as well as other approved clinical applications of neuromodulation strategies, with practical hands-on training in a cadaver laboratory. By developing a broader understanding of the existing technologies and their current applications, attendees will be better equipped to identify and understand the importance of device design and the improvements necessary to advance the field of neuromodulation. This workshop intends to foster a platform for multidisciplinary networking opportunity and create excitement in the neuromodulation space through shared lectures and content with concomitant Pain, Neurosurgery, and Neurology workshops.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the mechanisms of implantable neuromodulation therapies.
  • Identify appropriate patient indications and selection criteria for use of spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, deep brain stimulation, and intrathecal drug delivery.
  • Outline implantation techniques for implantable pain therapies.
  • Characterize biologic, technical, and hardware-related complications of implantable neuromodulation therapies.
  • Describe measures and methods to identify, limit, and manage biologic, technical, and hardware-related complications of implantable neuromodulation therapies.

 

Submit an Application


Need to Claim Credit for the 2019 Meeting?

Visit the 2019 Annual Meeting website to claim CME or general attendance.

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