INS 12th World Congress: 6-11 June 2015


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Dear INS Members and Friends of the Society,

On behalf of the International Neuromodulation Society’s Scientific Committee, we are honored to present to you the scientific program of the INS 12th World Congress, which will take place at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on 6-11 June 2015.

The program, “Neuromodulation: Medicine Evolving Through Technology,”  emphasizes our field’s transformative force on the treatment of disease states – how it is approached now and how it will be in the not too distant future. Showcasing leading edge research from our colleagues in the Canadian Neuromodulation Society and from INS members around the globe, sessions on neuromodulation for pain, as well as for conditions of the neurological, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, urological and other systems are offered in this dynamic program.

The main congress format will feature plenary lectures, panel discussions, and concurrent, thematic breakout sessions, leaving ample space in the program to highlight exciting new research through oral poster presentations.

With the registration system now open, we encourage you to register now.

Please note:

  • Due to the Formula One Grand Prix Race taking place in Montreal on June 5-7, 2015, we highly recommend that you book your flights and finalize your accommodation as soon as possible.

  • Also, citizens of certain countries and territories need a visa to enter Canada. Visa processing times vary from country to country, so please check the Canadian Government's website and apply for a Visa, if necessary, well in advance of your trip.  Also, those traveling from outside of Canada, including the United States, will need a valid passport to enter.

Along with the members of the executive committee including Drs. Marc Russo, Fabian Piedimonte, Robert Levy, Michel Prudhomme, Ali Rezai and Konstantin Slavin, we look forward to seeing you in Montreal!

Timothy Deer, MD
President-Elect, INS
Chair, 2015 INS Congress

President INS
Co-Chair, 2015 INS Congress

Congress Schedule

  • Saturday, 6 June

Pre-Conference: Innovations in Neuromodulation

  • Sunday, 7 June

Pre-Conference: Understanding the Mechanisms of Action of Neurostimulation and SCS Responder Identification 
Welcome Reception in the Evening

  • Monday - Thursday, 8 - 11 June

Main INS Congress

Congress Learning Objectives

1. Describe the bioengineering challenges and solutions at the neural interface, fundamentals and mechanisms of action of neuromodulation.

2. Discuss new scientific data and clinical guidelines to improve patient selection and treatment outcomes for neuromodulation.

3. Identify potential benefits, limitations and complications of neuromodulation therapies.

4. Critically appraise scientific literature and scientific research in the fields of neuromodulation, interventional pain medicine and functional neurosurgery.

5. Analyze and understand psychiatric factors affecting outcomes in the treatment of chronic pain, movement disorders, and cognitive disorders.

6. Discuss and analyze the anatomy and physiology of the central CNS, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems to assist in patient selection, target selection and likelihood of therapeutic success.

7.    Discuss the uses of devices for functional electrical stimulation including rehabilitation of motor loss, loss of sensory function, and loss of cognitive function.

8. Describe emerging neuromodulation therapies and associated research in that medical field of neuromodulation.

9. Distinguish mechanisms of disease states such as complex regional pain syndrome, refractory angina and visceral pain syndromes and explain the current position of neuromodulation in these conditions.

10. Explain the many variations now available for spinal cord stimulation for pain and how to select the appropriate technology.

11. Describe the increasing application of neuromodulation for chronic heart disease.

12. Explain the scientific merit for the use of intrathecal drug infusions including patient selection, drug selection and complication management.

14. Critically appraise research methodology in neuromodulation and recognise how evolving treatment guidelines and registries are important.

15. Apply the increasing knowledge base for neuromodulation in a wide variety of chronic illness management.

16.  Explain how cancer pain management has evolved into managing the pain of cancer survivors and recognize the growing need for neuromodulation solutions.

Historical Information

Previous INS Congresses

Giant in Neuromodulation Awards

Future INS and Chapter events can be found under "Events", also view individual Chapter Pages for information.

Previous Congress Supporters & Exhibitors


Who Will Attend?

The 12th World Congress of the INS is expected to bring clinicians, scientists, bioengineers and members of Industry from all over the world to Montreal, Canada. With the addition of new, emerging chapters, participants are anticipated from all five continents and attendance is expected to surpass 1,300

Registration is Open
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Registration Rates

Click here to apply to participate in the INS & CNS cadaver course.  Application deadline: 15 April 2015

Continuing Medical Education
This activity is being planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

CME Mission Statement
The International Neuromodulation Society promotes improvement in patient health care by providing physicians and allied health care professionals with high quality, evidence-based educational activities focusing on advances in the field of neuromodulation; basic, translational and clinical research; new technology; and global health care. The overarching goals are to enhance learners’ knowledge, competence and performance to improve patient access, selection, safety and clinical outcomes.

Hotel & Congress Venue
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel
900 Rene Levesque Blvd. W
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
H3B 4A5
Map and Directions

As the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel is sold-out on some of the Congress nights, all hotel reservation inquiries and requests to be added to the wait list should be directed to the congress registration team as follows.

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Congress Organizer
Vanern Enterprises, Inc.

For registration and hotel reservation related questions, please contact the
INS Congress Registrar.

Registration Rates

Exhibition and Support
The INS Congress presents a unique opportunity to meet with a diverse, international community of over 1,300 neuromodulation specialists and future implanters. To reserve exhibit space and confirm support, please complete the form in the Prospectus. All requests will be addressed on a first-come-first served basis, upon receipt of the signed application form and deposit. Click here to view a list of previous supporters.

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