International Neuromodulation Society Webinars

The International Neuromodulation Society is pleased to offer webinars for members featuring renowned experts reviewing the latest research, therapies and best practices and offering guidance on patient safety, patient selection and device selection to optimize treatment outcomes and reduce adverse events – all of which are of paramount importance in the field of neuromodulation.

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Future webinar topics and dates:

Closed-Loop Spinal Cord Stimulation

Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021

4:30 EDT / 20:30 GMT / 21:30 CET / 7:30 (+ 1 day) AEDT / 9:30 (+1 day) NZDT

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Moderators
Robert M. Levy, MD, PhD and Stana Bojanic, BSc (Hons), MB BS, FRCS (SN)

Faculty and Topics
Unmet Needs of Current Spinal Cord Stimulation Systems - Sean Li, MD
Closed-Loop Spinal Cord Stimulation using Real-Time Evoked Compound Action Potential Control - Marc Russo, MBBS DA (UK) FANZCA FFPMANZCA
Real-time Evoked Compound Action Potential Controlled Closed-Loop Spinal Cord Stimulation: 24-month Outcomes of Clinical Trial -  Lawrence Poree, MD, PhD, MPH

Background
1) Mekhail N, Levy RM, Deer TR, Kapural L, Li S, Amirdelfan K, Hunter CW, Rosen SM, Costandi SJ, Falowski SM, Burgher AH, Pope JE, Gilmore CA, Qureshi FA, Staats PS, Scowcroft J, Carlson J, Kim CK, Yang MI, Stauss T, Poree L; Evoke Study Group. Long-term safety and efficacy of closed-loop spinal cord stimulation to treat chronic back and leg pain (Evoke): a double-blind, randomised, controlled trial. Lancet Neurol. 2020 Feb;19(2):123-134. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(19)30414-4. Epub 2019 Dec 20.

This webinar has been supported by an educational grant from Saluda Medical.


Past Webinars

The Development of a Novel Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy

Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021

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Moderators
Robert M. Levy, MD, PhD and Stana Bojanic, BSc (Hons), MB BS, FRCS (SN)

Faculty and Topics
Theory, Hypothesis and Animal Testing - James Makous, PhD
Clinical Trials to Test Efficacy: Acute Studies - Ganesan Baranidharan, MD, MBBS, FRCA, FFPMRCA, PG Dip (anaes)
Clinical Trials to Test Efficacy: Chronic Studies - Paul Verrills, MBBS, FAFMM, GDMM (Hons), MM (Pain Medicine), FIPP

Background
1. Staats P, Hartley L, Mishra LN, et al. Human Comfort and Feasibility Data from a New, Miniaturized SCS System. presented at: North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) Meeting; January 17-January 20 2019; Las Vegas: https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.13133
 
2. Amirdelfan K, Levy R, Poree L, Staats P. Evaluation of a New, Battery-Free Microstimulator SCS System: Comfort and Ease-of-Use Data (nPower™ study). presented at: North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) Meeting; January 23-January 26 2020; Las Vegas: https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.13133
 
3. Amirdelfan K, Levy R, Poree L, et al. Evaluation Of a New, Battery-Free Micro-Implantable Pulse Generator SCS System: Patient Choice, Comfort and Ease-of-Use Data. presented at: North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) Meeting; January 23-January 26 2020; Las Vegas: https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.13133

This webinar has been supported by an educational grant from Nalu Medical.


Differential Target Multiplexed Spinal Cord Stimulation

Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021
 
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Moderators
Robert M. Levy, MD, PhD and Sarah Love-Jones, MBBS

Faculty and Topics
The Role of Glial Cells in Spinal Cord Stimulation – David Cedeño, PhD
The Basic Science Supporting Differential Target Multiplexed Therapy – Ricardo Vallejo, MD, PhD
The Clinical Evidence Supporting Differential Target Multiplexed Therapy – Michael Fishman, MD, MBA

Background
1) Cedeño DL, Smith WJ, Kelley CA, Vallejo R. Spinal cord stimulation using differential target multiplexed programming modulates neural cell-specific transcriptomes in an animal model of neuropathic pain. Molecular Pain. January 2020. doi:10.1177/1744806920964360

2) Vallejo R, Kelley CA, Gupta A, Smith WJ, Vallejo A, Cedeño DL. Modulation of neuroglial interactions using differential target multiplexed spinal cord stimulation in an animal model of neuropathic pain. Molecular Pain. January 2020. doi:10.1177/1744806920918057

3) Fishman, M.A., Calodney, A., Kim, P., Slezak, J., Benyamin, R., Rehman, A., Soto, E., Yang, T., Hacobian, A., Griffith, L., Yu, C. and Vallejo, R. (2020), Prospective, Multicenter Feasibility Study to Evaluate Differential Target Multiplexed Spinal Cord Stimulation Programming in Subjects With Chronic Intractable Back Pain With or Without Leg Pain. Pain Pract, 20: 761-768. https://doi.org/10.1111/papr.12908

This webinar has been supported by an educational grant from Medtronic.


Neuromodulation for Peripheral Neuropathic Pain

Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021

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Moderators
Robert M. Levy, MD, PhD and Marc A. Russo, MBBS DA (UK) FANZCA FFPMANZCA    

Faculty and Topics
Basic Science / Animal Models of Neurostimulation for Peripheral Neuropathy Pain – Elbert Joosten, PhD
Meta-analysis of the Literature for Neurostimulation for Peripheral Neuropathy Pain – James FitzGerald, MA, BM, BCh, FRCS(SN), PhD
High Frequency Stimulation at 10 kHz for Peripheral Polyneuropathy – Erika A. Petersen, MD, FAANS, FACS
Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation for Peripheral Neuropathy Pain – Sam Eldabe, MB ChB FRCA

This webinar has been supported by an educational grant from Nevro.


Restorative Neurostimulation for Chronic Mechanical Back Pain

Thursday, July 1, 2021

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Moderators
Robert M. Levy, MD, PhD and Erika A. Petersen, MD, FAANS, FACS
Faculty and Topics
The Use of Peripheral Nerve Stimulation to Improve Multifidus Muscle Function -  Krishnan Chakravarthy, MD, PhD
The Anatomy and Physiology of Chronic Mechanical Back Pain - Marc A. Russo, MBBS DA (UK) FANZCA FFPMANZCA
The Clinical Data Supporting the Use of Multifidus Stimulation for Chronic Mechanical Back Pain -  Robert M. Levy, MD, PhD

Background

1. Russo, M., Deckers, K., Eldabe, S., Kiesel, K., Gilligan, C., Vieceli, J. and Crosby, P. (2018), Muscle Control and Non-specific Chronic Low Back Pain. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, 21: 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.12738

2. Gilligan, Christophera,*; Volschenk, Willemb; Russo, Marcb; Green, Matthewc; Gilmore, Christopherd; Mehta, Viveke; Deckers, Kristiaanf; De Smedt, Krisg; Latif, Usmanh; Georgius, Peteri; Gentile, Jonathanj; Mitchell, Brucek; Langhorst, Meredithl; Huygen, Frankm; Baranidharan, Ganesann; Patel, Vikaso; Mironer, Eugenep; Ross, Edgara; Carayannopoulos, Alexiosq; Hayek, Salimr; Gulve, Ashishs; Van Buyten, Jean-Pierret; Tohmeh, Antoineu; Fischgrund, Jeffreyv; Lad, Shivanandw; Ahadian, Farshadx; Deer, Timothyy; Klemme, Williamz; Rauck, Richardaa; Rathmell, Jamesa; Levy, Robertab; Heemels, Jan Pieterac; Eldabe, Sams for the ReActiv8-B investigators An implantable restorative-neurostimulator for refractory mechanical chronic low back pain, PAIN: March 09, 2021 - Volume Articles in Press - Issue - doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000002258

https://journals.lww.com/pain/Abstract/9000/An_implantable_restorative_neurostimulator_for.98100.aspx


This webinar has been supported by an educational grant from Mainstay Medical.


 Radiation in Interventional Procedures: Risks, Education, and Mitigation Strategies

Thursday, June 3, 2021

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Faculty and Topics
Radiation Safety:  Understanding the Risk and Current State of Physician Competency - David Provenzano, MD
Best Practices for Radiation Safety and Protection - Carlos Pino, MD
Recommendations and Guidelines for Improving Radiation Education. - Christine Hunt, DO

Background Articles
Provenzano DA, Florentino SA, Kilgore JS, De Andres J, Sitzman BT, Brancolini S, Lamer TJ, Buvanendran A, Carrino JA, Deer TR, Narouze S. Radiation safety and knowledge: an international survey of 708 interventional pain physicians. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2021 Mar 9:rapm-2020-102002. doi: 10.1136/rapm-2020-102002. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33688038.

P. Ortiz Lopez, L.T. Dauer, R. Loose, C.J. Martin, D.L. Miller, E. Vaño, M. Doruff, R. Padovani, G. Massera, C. Yoder. ICRP, 2018. Occupational radiological protection in interventional procedures. ICRP Publication 139. Ann. ICRP 47(2).


 

Continuing Medical Education

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Evolve Medical Education, LLC and the International Neuromodulation Society (INS). Evolve Medical Education, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Evolve Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Ms. Stana Bojanic

Continuing Medical Education Content Reviewer

Stana Bojanic, BSc (Hons), MB BS, FRCS (SN)
Past President, Neuromodulation Society of the UK and Ireland
Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals Trust and the Manor Hospital

 


 Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Epilepsy

Polyanalgesic Consensus Conference (PACC)

Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC)


Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Epilepsy Part 2

Contemporary Therapy

Thursday, May 6, 2021

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Moderators
Robert M. Levy, MD, PhD and Jeffrey E. Arle, MD, PhD, FAANS

Topics
Patient Selection for Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Epilepsy – Arthur Cukiert, MD, PhD
Surgical Techniques for Vagus Nerve Stimulator Implantation – Jeffrey E. Arle, MD, PhD, FAANS
Vagus Nerve Stimulation Programming and Outcomes Assessment – Kristl Vonck, MD, PhD

This webinar has been supported by an educational grant from LivaNova USA, Inc.


 Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Epilepsy Part 1

Basic and Clinical Science

Thursday, April 1, 2021

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Moderators  
Robert M. Levy, MD, PhD and Arthur Cukiert, MD, PhD

Faculty and Topics
Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Epilepsy - Basic Science and Mechanism(s) of Action - Kristl Vonck, MD, PhD
Predicting Success of Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Drug Resistant Epilepsy - George Ibrahim, MD, PhD, FRCSC
Vagus Nerve Stimulation for Epilepsy - Contemporary Clinical Outcomes - Paul Boon, MD, PhD

This webinar has been supported by an educational grant from LivaNova USA, Inc.


  

Webinar 4: Polyanalgesic Consensus Conference (PACC)

Status of Intrathecal Pharmacotherapy for Pain 2021: Your Questions Answered

Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021

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Moderators 
Robert M. Levy, MD, PhD
Timothy R. Deer, MD

Faculty and Topics
General Questions About the PACC – Jay Grider, DO, PhD, MBA
Pharmacologic Considerations – Tony L. Yaksh, PhD
Trialing and Initiation of Intrathecal Therapy – Salim M. Hayek, MD, PhD
Clinical Care Guidance: Opioids – Magdalena Anitescu, MD, PhD
Clinical Care Guidance: Non-Opioids - Gladstone C. McDowell II, MD
Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Complications and Their Management – Lawrence R. Poree, MD, MPH, PhD


Webinar 3: Polyanalgesic Consensus Conference (PACC)

Intrathecal Drug Delivery - Algorithmic Approach to Intrathecal Drug Delivery for Different Pain Syndromes

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021

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Moderators 
Robert M. Levy, MD, PhD
Timothy R. Deer, MD

Faculty and Topics
Patient Selection - Marc S. Wallace, MD
Trialing of Intrathecal Drug Delivery - Brian Bruel, MD
Intrathecal Drug Delivery for Cancer Pain - Denis Dupoiron, MD
Intrathecal Drug Delivery for Nociceptive Pain (FBSS) - Jason E. Pope, MD
Intrathecal Drug Delivery for Neuropathic Pain - Magdalena Anitescu, MD, PhD
ITDD for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome - Gladstone C. McDowell, II, MD


Webinar 2: Polyanalgesic Consensus Conference (PACC)

Intrathecal Drug Delivery - Complications and Management

Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020

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Moderators 
Robert M. Levy, MD, PhD
Timothy R. Deer, MD

Faculty and Topics
Catheter Complications - Peter E. Konrad, MD, PhD
Catheter Tip Granulomas - Salim M. Hayek, MD, PhD   
Pump Complications - Lawrence R. Poree, MD, PhD
Refill / Programming Complications - Padma Gulur, MD
Infection - David A. Provenzano, MD
Respiratory Depression and Drug Interactions - Philip S. Kim, MD


Webinar 1: Polyanalgesic Consensus Conference (PACC)

Status of Intrathecal Pharmacotherapy for Pain 2020

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020

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Moderators 
Robert M. Levy, MD, PhD
Timothy R. Deer, MD

Faculty and Topics
Sam Eldabe, MB ChB FRCA - Intrathecal Opioids
Susan Moeschler, MD - Intrathecal Local Anesthetics
Christophe Perruchoud, MD - Intrathecal Alpha-2 Agonists
Jason E. Pope, MD - Intrathecal Ziconotide
Jay Grider, DO, PhD, MBA - Intrathecal Polypharmacy
Tony Yaksh, PhD - Novel Intrathecal Agents

References

  1. Deer TR, Pope JE, Hayek S, et al. The Polyanalgesic Consensus Conference (PACC): recommendations on intrathecal drug infusion systems best practices and guidelines. Neuromodulation . 2017;20(2):96-132. https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.12538
  2. Deer TR, Hayek S, Pope JE, et al. The Polyanalgesic Consensus Conference (PACC): recommendations for trialing of intrathecal drug delivery infusion therapy. Neuromodulation. 2017; 20(2):138-154. https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.12543
  3. Deer TR, Pope JE, Hayek S, et al. The Polyanalgesic Consensus Conference (PACC): recommendations for intrathecal drug delivery: guidance for improving safety and mitigating risk. Neuromodulation. 2017;20(2):155-176. https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.12579x

Webinar 6: Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC)

Everything You Wanted to Know About Neuromodulation But Were Afraid to Ask

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020

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Moderators
Robert M. Levy, MD, PhD
Timothy R. Deer, MD

Faculty and Topics
Hematologic Issues in Neuromodulation -
Marc Russo, MD
Infectious Disease Issues in Neuromodulation - Lawrence Poree, MD, PhD
Outcomes Assessment in Neuromodulation - Erika Petersen, MD
Questions Concerning Specific Technologies
Ricardo Vallejo, MD, PhD
Chris Gilligan, MD
Konstantin Slavin, MD
Corey Hunter, MD
Adnan Al-Kaisy, MD
Developing World Access to Neuromodulation - Fabian Piedimonte, MD, PhD


Webinar 5: Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC)

Spinal Cord Stimulation: Regional Differences in Access and Policy

Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020

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Moderators:
Robert M. Levy, MD, PhD
Timothy R. Deer, MD

Faculty and Topics:
Ganesan Baranidharan, MBBS - United Kingdom
Jan Vesper, MD, PhD - Germany
Richard Sullivan, MBCHB, FANZCA, FFPMANZCA - Australia
Kiran V. Patel, MD - USA
Fabián César Piedimonte, MD, PhD - South America
Tony Van Havenbergh, MD - Belgium


Webinar 4: Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC)

Salvage for Failed Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy: Case Presentations and Discussions

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020

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Moderators:
Robert M. Levy, MD, PhD and Timothy R. Deer, MD

Faculty and Topics:

Corey W. Hunter, MD, FIPP - Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation Following SCS
Lawrence Poree, MD, MPH, PhD - Intrathecal Pump Following SCS
Erika A. Petersen, MD, FAANS, FACS - Burst Stimulation Following SCS
Thomas T. Simopoulos, MD, MA - High Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation Following SCS
Simon Thomson, MBBS - 1kHZ and Less Subthreshold SCS Following SCS


Webinar 3: Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC)

The Right Device for the Right Patient: Case Presentations and Discussions

Thursday, July 16, 2020

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Moderators:
Robert M. Levy, MD, PhD and Timothy R. Deer, MD

Faculty and Topics:
Sam Eldabe, MBBS -  Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
Adnan Al-Kaisy, MB ChB - Virgin Back   
Corey Hunter, MD - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Konstantin Slavin, MD - Peripheral Nerve Pain   
Julie Pilitsis, MD, PhD - Central Neuropathic Pain  
Chris Gilligan, MD - Nociceptive Back Pain 


Webinar 2: Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC)

Novel Stimulation Technologies - Recent Research

Thursday, June 18, 2020

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Moderators
Robert Levy, MD, PhD
Stana Bojanic, BSc, MB BS, FRCS
Timothy R. Deer, MD

Faculty and Topics
Dirk De Ridder, MD, PhD - Burst Spinal Cord Stimulation
Adnan Al-Kaisy, MB ChB - The Role of 10 kHz SCS in the Management of Axial Lower Back Pain in Patients with No History of Spinal Surgery
Ricardo Vallejo, MD, PhD- Layered Stimulation Patterns
Marc A. Russo, MBBS DA (UK), FANZCA, FFPMANZCA - Feedback Loop in Spinal Cord Stimulation
Simon Thomson, MBBS, FRCA, FIPP, FFPMRCA - Sub-Perception SCS "Neural Dosing" Parameter Relationships
Christopher Gilligan, MD, MBA - Multifidus Muscle Stimulation for Refractory Chronic Low Back Pain


Webinar 1: Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC)

Safety Guidelines for the Reduction of Severe Neurological Injury

Thursday, May 7, 2020

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Faculty and Topics
Robert Levy, MD, PhD, INS President - Welcome from the INS
Timothy Deer, MD, INS Immediate Past President - Overview of the Program and Discussion
Steven Falowski, MD - NACC Guidance on Neurological Injury with Neurostimulation
Leonardo Kapural, MD, PhD - NACC Guidance on Bleeding and Hemostasis during Neurostimulation
Adnan Alkaisy, MB ChB - NACC Guidance on Infection during Neurostimulation
Erika Peterson, MD - NACC Guidance on Grading and Ranking Evidence
Marc Russo, MBBS - NACC Key Points: What to Take Home to Your Practice
Questions from the Audience and Moderators - Panel Discussion
Timothy Deer, MD - Discussion of the Next NACC in 2021
Robert Levy, MD, PhD - Final Thoughts

Learning Objectives
As a result of participating in this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  1. Define the recommendations on improving safety and reducing the risks for neurostimulation techniques
  2. Describe the United States Preventive Services Task Force criteria for evidence synthesis and CDC evidence ranking
  3. Learn the appropriate measures to take to improve the safety of neurostimulation devices

Citations

The Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) Safety Guidelines

Deer, T. R., Lamer, T. J., Pope, J. E., Falowski, S. M., Provenzano, D. A., Slavin, K., Golovac, S., Arle, J., Rosenow, J. M., Williams, K., McRoberts, P., Narouze, S., Eldabe, S., Lad, S. P., De Andrés, J. A., Buchser, E., Rigoard, P., Levy, R. M., Simpson, B. and Mekhail, N. (2017), The Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) Safety Guidelines for the Reduction of Severe Neurological Injury. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface. doi:10.1111/ner.12564

Deer, T. R., Provenzano, D. A., Hanes, M., Pope, J. E., Thomson, S. D., Russo, M. A., McJunkin, T., Saulino, M., Raso, L. J., Lad, S. P., Narouze, S., Falowski, S. M., Levy, R. M., Baranidharan, G., Golovac, S., Demesmin, D., Witt, W. O., Simpson, B., Krames, E. and Mekhail, N. (2017), The Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) Recommendations for Infection Prevention and Management. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface. doi:10.1111/ner.12565

Deer, T. R., Narouze, S., Provenzano, D. A., Pope, J. E., Falowski, S. M., Russo, M. A., Benzon, H., Slavin, K., Pilitsis, J. G., Alo, K., Carlson, J. D., McRoberts, P., Lad, S. P., Arle, J., Levy, R. M., Simpson, B. and Mekhail, N. (2017), The Neurostimulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC): Recommendations on Bleeding and Coagulation Management in Neurostimulation Devices. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface. doi:10.1111/ner.12542


CME Credit and Webinar Recording

The INS gratefully acknowledges Mr. Stana Bojanic and Dr. Moein Tavakkoli as the Continuing Medical Education Clinical Content reviewers for the webinars. We hope you find this educational offering helpful to your practice, and invite attendees to follow this link to the INS members' website where you will find instructions for accessing the webinar evaluation form and CME credit application.

For those who could not attend the live event, recordings are posted on the members' website .

If you are not currently an INS member and you would like to enjoy this and other society and regional chapter benefits, you are invited to join the INS or your local chapter at: https://www.neuromodulation.com/become-a-member .

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