Programme

  Wednesday September 19th
Pre-conference workshops

CADAVER Course at the laboratory of Anatomy, Radboud University Nijmegen (Max 50 participants) 

Workshop for nurses on programming, X-ray, MRI and anatomy, screening, trial phase & antibiotic use 
18:30 - 19.00
Opening Timmermans t.b.c.
19:00 - ...
Welcome reception: drinks & snacks at the venue (van der Valk Hotel, Lent,Nijmegen)
 
 
 
Thursday September 20th
  Update in neuromodulation for pain
08.15 - 08.45
welcome Dr M Steegers, BNS president, anesthesiologist-pain specialist Radboud UMC Nijmegen
welcome President INS general
introduction Dr M DeJongste, chair local organizing committee

  Update in neuromodulation techniques and methods
08.45 - 09.15 Update in stimulation output options for SCS devices: What is preferable: conventional, high frequency, or burst stimulation?
09.15 - 09.45
Update of non-SCS non-brain neuromodulation methods: stellate ganglion, VNS and PNS

  Updates in indications for neuromodulation
09.45 - 10.15 Update on neuromodulation for pain (state of the art and DRG)
10.15 - 10.45
Update on neuromodulation for brain disorders (brain research)

10.45 - 11.00 Discussion  
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break 
  Update in brain computer interfaces.
11.30 - 12.00 Stimulating the brain 
12.00 - 12.30 Decoding the Brain through brain-computer interfaces: where are we in 2018?
12.30 - 13:00
Brain jacking and neurocriminals

13.00 - 14.00  Lunch + poster (lunch at the poster exhibition hall)
 
Parallel sessions
 
14.00 - 14.30
 
 
14.30 - 15.00
 
15.00 - 15.30
Brain
Is life better after Motor cortex stimulation for Pain? 
 

DBS or destructive therapies for Pain?  
 
New targets for DBS (Parkinsonís Disease)
Outcomes of neuromoduation
Patient reported outcome measures; what is best for the 
Patient: Dr. Ph. Van der Wees, IQ (Healthcare Nijmegen)
 
Nurse initiated research (SCS outcomes)
 
Outcomes value based health care

15.30 - 16.00 Break
16.00 - 17.00
Oral Poster Presentations: Six Best Abstracts
17.00 - 18.00  Drinks and snacks at the Exhibitors hall  
18.30 - 20.00
Social Program: (boat tour with drinks and snacks)
 
 
 
  Friday September 21th
  General Topics 
09.00 - 09.30 Closed loop stimulation (bio feedback) 
09.30 - 10.00 Cost effectiveness of Neuromodulation
10.00 - 10.30 Animal models for Research in Pain
10.30 - 11.00 
Intra-thecal treatment for pain and spasticity

11.00 - 11.30 Break
  The Spinal Cord and rehabilitation
11.30 - 12.00 Spinal Cord Stimulation for Spasticity
12.00 - 12.30
Spinal Cord Stimulation for Spinal Cord Injury

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch + poster session
  Parallel sessions
13.30 - 14.00
 
14.00 - 14.30
 
 
14.30 - 15.00
Registries for neuromodulation: the need for a European database. (K. Meier)
 
Presentations by nurses: lessons to be learned from data bases: Experience with the Promise registration (Edelbroek)
 
How to prevent complications of Neuromodulation; literature overview (of databases)
Peripheral nerve stimulation: the future 
 
State of the art for Urinary and fecal incontinence and neurostimulation
 
Vagal stimulation and clinical effectiveness 

15.00 - 15.30 Break
  Plenary sessions: the latest innovations on neuromodulation indications
15.30 - 16.00 Stimulation for OSAS (Copper, KNO arts Nieuwegein)
16.00 - 16.30 Sacral nerve stimulation
16:30 - 17.00
The future of neuromodulation (mystery guest presentation)

17.00 - 18.00 Drinks and snacks at the Exhibitors hall
19.00 - ...
Wine tasting and dinner in Fort Lent
 
 
 
  Saturday September 22th: Chapters day (Adjourn: 14.00)
 
To be filled in by individual chapters