North American Neuromodulation Society

Women in Neuromodulation

The Women in Neuromodulation (WIN®) section was formed to educate, inspire and encourage women working in the field of neuromodulation, regardless of medical specialty, to realize their professional and personal goals and to serve the discipline in addressing the issues inherent to training and maintaining a diverse and balanced workforce.

We invite physicians, mid-level providers, students and industry personnel who work in the field of Neuromodulation or are interested in neuromodulation to join us. NANS members can enroll in our mailing list by contacting Adrianna Siebenaler at asiebenaler@neuromodulation.org.

WIN Mission Statement:

To educate, inspire and encourage women in neuromodulation of multiple medical specialties, to realize their professional and personal goals. To integrate women in the field of neuromodulation and to serve the discipline in addressing the issues inherent to training and maintaining a diverse and balanced workforce.

Women in Neuromodulation, herein referred to as “WIN,” is structured to promote the common interests as it relates to the education, scientific/clinical achievement and leadership of woman in neuromodulation. The function is to:

  • Provide a forum wherein women in neuromodulation can consider, discuss and share current knowledge and information in the medical field of neuromodulation and related subjects;
  • Sponsor meetings, forums and educational seminars addressing neuromodulation and related subjects;
  • Sponsor the publication of written material in the field of neuromodulation and related subjects;
  • Develop and disseminate policy statements to heighten public awareness of issues associated with neuromodulation;
  • Enhance public and professional recognition of neurosurgery as a medical specialty;
  • Facilitate and enhance the role of women in neuromodulation through the above-specified and any other related purposes;
  • Advise the parent organization regarding issues concerning women as neuromodulation specialist and of activities related to such issues by other individuals, groups or agencies;
  • Represent the parent organization, at their discretion, at meetings or conferences pertaining to matters related to neuromodulation, especially as related to women.

The Section of Women in Neuromodulation will abide by the bylaws and mission of its parent organization, NANS - North American Neuromodulation Society.

Please click here to access the WIN Charter

Announcements  

WIN® would like to invite you to participate in our Winning Discussions Webinar Series. 

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Save the Date! The next WIN Webinar Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

We are pleased to announce the Second Annual Society of Women Innovators in Pain Management (WIPM) meeting! The meeting will take place in Nashville, Tennessee June 10-12, 2022. The goal is to present cutting edge information to practitioners of all levels and provide a forum to interact and discuss evidence-based medicine to improve the quality of care and assess to care for patients.

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Lisa Stearns Award - 

Lisa Stearns, MD (1958-2020) was one of the world’s experts in interventional therapy for cancer pain, and the foremost one on intrathecal drug delivery systems for cancer pain.

The North American Neuromodulation Society and the Women in Neuromodulation (WIN®) established the Lisa Stearns Award to encourage clinical and scientific work in cancer pain interventional therapies and neuromodulation. The award is given to honor the legacy of Dr. Lisa Stearns and is accompanied by a $1,500 grant, generously provided by Medtronic, Inc

Award Recipients:

2021- Amitabh Gulati, MD

2022- Sandy Christiansen, MD


We are happy to share the success story of Dr. Rosa M. Navarro, dedicated NANS Member and a past Chair of WIN.

WIN® 2021 OFFICERS:

Immediate Past Chair
Magdalena Anitescu, MD PhD

Chair
Kiran Patel, MD 

Chair-Elect
Stephanie Vanterpool, MD MBA

Treasurer
TBD

Secretary
TBD

NANS Liaison
Julie Pilitsis, MD PhD

Member-at-Large
Gianna Casini, MD

Member-at-Large
Mallory Hacker, PhD

Member-at-Large
Lisa Ramirez-Kroopf, MD

Member-at-Large
Alison Weisheipl, MD

NANS Events   

  • Jan. 12-15, 2023

    NANS 26th Annual Meeting
    Caesar's Palace
    Las Vegas, NV

     

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INS 15th World Congress

The International Neuromodulation Society 15th World Congress will be held in gorgeous Barcelona, Spain on May 21-26, 2022. Current INS members receive a discount on the Congress registration fees. Non-members who register at the full rate will receive  a year's membership in the INS and chapters. 

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NANS Awards   

To recognize and encourage scientific work in Neuromodulation

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