Neuromodulation Pain Therapy from Bench to Bedside: 50 Years of Progress and Future Horizons (313)

3:00 PM–4:00 PM Saturday, February 29

Innovation in medical technologies to treat pain syndromes is changing the methods available to treat chronic pain. Many of these neuromodulation devices offer an opioid alternative and have sound scientific evidence supporting their use. We will examine the rationale, mechanisms of action, emerging applications, and future directions of neuromodulation approaches to treat pain.

Neuromodulation for Peripheral Neuropathies: What Is the Current Evidence?

Eellan Sivanesan

SCS: What Do We Know Regarding the Science?

Yun Guan

Optogenetic Neuromodulation: Silencing of Nociceptors

Robert Gereau

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the obstacles and potential strategies to target treatment at the neural interface and the latest research on the mechanisms of pain control by neuromodulation.
  • Discuss the current evidence for neuromodulation to treat peripheral neuropathies.
  • Describe emerging neuromodulation pain therapies, variations now available for electrical stimulation, and new paradigms of therapy target selection.
Moderator:

Eellan Sivanesan

Co-Presenters:

Yun Guan

Robert Gereau