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Chronic Pain Management with Spinal Cord Stimulation, fundamentals workshop

The goal of this course is to build hands-on skills in all aspects related the use of neurostimulation for chronic pain management. This course will mainly focus on hands-on implant techniques, applications, programming as well as multi-disciplinary in-centre approach to pain management.

Over the course of the 2 days, the participants will acquire confidence and competences in performing a supervised SCS case, having the opportunity to be trained by a leading faculty of European experts in the field of pain management and SCS. 

Learning objectives

By the end of this stage, participants will be able to:

  • describe the different types of pain and therapy options
  • explain the basics of anatomy and physiology involved in SCS
  • recall the clinical background evidence and theories of MOA in chronic pain management
  • describe the basic of programming
  • list the SCS common indications (FBSS, CBLP, radiculopathies)
  • select the right patients for SCS
  • demonstrate how to handle patient interview to introduce the therapy to the patient managing expectations
  • demonstrate how to choose between surgical leads and percutaneous leads in FBSS management
  • demonstrate the technical skills for the trialling and implant
  • describe the basic troubleshooting
  • demonstrate how to handle complications

Target audience

The Program welcomes 20 pain management specialists with no or limited knowledge of the Spinal Cord Stimulation therapy: Pain anaesthesiologists and Neurosurgeons 

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  • Extra event info

    This training program will be in English language.

    The Chronic Pain Management with Spinal Cord Stimulation, fundamental workshop, Ghent (Melle), Belgium, 27/11/2019-28/11/2019 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 11 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) - LEE19-01648. 

    Mdeon visum: 19/V1/9082/109713

    Course Directors

    Philippe RIGOARD (MD, PhD)

    Professeur des Universités-Praticien Hospitalier
    Unité Rachis-Neurostimulation-Handicap
    Service de Neurochirurgie, CHU de Poitiers, France

    Prof. Dr. Maarten Moens, MD, PhD.

    Department of Neurosurgery, Radiology, Neurophysiology
    UZ Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101-103
    1090 Brussels, Belgium

    Prof. Sam Eldabe

    Consultant Anaesthetist
    The James Cook University Hospital
    Marton Rd, Middlesbrough TS4 3BW, UK