Non-CME Ancillary Events

Identifying and Differentiating Back Pain: The Role of Pain Specialists in Mechanical and Inflammatory Pain

Thursday, November 14
7-7:45 am 
Mardi Gras DE

Breakfast Included

Faculty: Stephen M. Lindsey, MD

Join us for a discussion on the presentation of chronic pain in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), the variation in pain profiles between men and women, and the important role of pain specialists in the management of these patients.


The Effectiveness of Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation: New Osteoarthritis Clinical Data and Animal Model Studies

Friday, November 15

7-7:45 am

Mardi Gras DE

Breakfast Included

Faculty: Arthur W. English, PhD; Lynn R. Kohan, MD

New scientific data will be presented showing distinct physiological differences in lesions created using COOLIEF* Cooled RF technology as compared to standard radiofrequency ablation. Additional clinical data will also demonstrate the effectiveness of cooled radiofrequency ablation as compared to viscosupplementation in the management of knee osteoarthritis. RSVP at https://explore.avanos.com/ASRA_Symposium_Registration_2019.html


The Next Generation Platform from Nevro: A New System for Maximizing Versatility in SCS

Friday, November 15

12:30-1:30 pm

Acadia

Lunch Included

Faculty: Kasra Amirdelfan, MD; Leonardo Kapural, MD, PhD; Dawood Sayed, MD; and Kerry Bradley, MS

Omnia is the first and only system designed to deliver and pair all frequencies between 2 and 10,000 Hz. Learn more about the technology, the waveforms and the therapeutic insights gained from the versatility of this system.


Lower the Dose, Raise Your Expectations

Friday, November 15

12:30-1:30 pm

Mardi Gras DE

Lunch Included

Faculty: Krishnan Chakravarthy, MD, PhD; Timothy Deer, MD; Steven Falowski, MD; Corey Hunter, MD

Introducing the new, FDA-approved, Proclaim™ XR Recharge-free SCS System providing up to 10 years of battery life on low dose settings.* Faculty will present new data that demonstrates how clinicians can identify the lowest effective dose of BurstDR™ stimulation while delivering superior** pain relief. With the Proclaim XR SCS System, we’re able to empower patients to live fuller lives free from the hassles of recharging. RSVP at www.cvent.com/d/1yqydg

*Up to 10yrs battery longevity at lowest dose setting: 0.6mA, 500Ohms, duty cycle 30s on/360s off. NOTE: In neurostimulation therapy, ‘dose’ refers to the delivery of a quantity of energy to tissue. Safety comparisons and specific dose-response curves for each dosage have not been clinically established. Refer to the IFU for additional information.

**Superiority when compared to traditional tonic spinal cord stimulation (SCS) in SUNBURST.


SPRINT – Getting Out of the Starting Blocks with PNS

Saturday, November 16

7-7:45 am

Mardi Gras DE

Breakfast Included

Moderator: Timothy Deer, MD
Faculty: Amit Gulati, MD; Einar Ottestad, MD; Henry Vucetic, MD; Jonathan Streit, MD (Shoulder Surgeon)

Learn from some of the world’s best PNS implanters about how and where to get started using PNS in your practice. This breakfast symposium will focus on the treatment of shoulder pain in patients who often have very limited treatment options. The SPRINT PNS System’s 60-day implant period provides significant and sustained pain relief in the majority of patients and offers the least-invasive PNS option available. Hear from SPRINT implanters as well as from a very special SPRINT patient!