November 27-28, 2019

Chronic Pain Management with Spinal Cord Stimulation, fundamentals workshop

Venue: ORSI Academy - Ghent, Belgium

Course description

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. 

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


November 27-28, 2019

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


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 

Course information

Chronic Pain Management with Spinal Cord Stimulation, fundamentals workshop
November 27-28, 2019
ORSI Academy - Ghent, Belgium
Course directors:
Prof. Philippe Rigoard
Prof. Maarten Moens
Prof. Sam Eldabe

Have you ever attended a previous ECMT Plus course?*