Wednesday September 19th @ Radboud UMC
07.45 Van der Valk MAIN HALL, coaches leaving for program at Radboud UMC
Pre-conference workshops

CADAVER Course at the laboratory of Anatomy, Radboud University Nijmegen (Max 50 participants)
Alternating circulation at different stations
Interactive workshops for nurses,Caro Edelbroek and Phyllis Sarah McPhillips
13:00 welcome word to all participants (Phyllis and Caro )              
13:15 anatomy & working mechanism of SCS  
13:45 complications/preventing complications 
14:15 break
14:30 active workshop simulation model + programming SCS
(a variety of programmer options will be available, multiple companies will participate)   
16:30 wrap up, evaluating the workshop for nurses

17.30 Coaches leaving from Radboud UMC to Van der Valk Hotel
INS board meeting @ Van der Valk hotel (invited participants)
          12:00 - 13:00 lunch in the conference room
          13:00 - 18:55 board meeting
          19:00             join welcome reception


Welcome reception: OPENING CONGRESS Prof Cees Smit Sibinga, emProfessor International Development of Transfusion Medicine, Director at IQM Consulting, advisor WHO @ Van der Valk Hotel, Lent, Nijmegen
Thursday September 20th @ Van der Valk Hotel, Lent, Nijmegen

Dr Mike DeJongste (chair organizing committee) & Dr Monique Steegers (president BNS), The Netherlands 
Inaugural ceremony for the president-elect of the INS
Subject: neuromodulation mechanisms | Chair:  Stana Bojanic, United Kingdom 
09.00-09.30  Mark Plazier, Belgium: Brain research in neuromodulation for brain disorder 
09.30-10.00 Philipp Slotty, Germany: Mechanisms of neuromodulation for brain disorders
10.00-10.30 Tim Vancamp, Spain: Basic mechanics of spinal cord stimulation; from the lab to the human nervous system 

Maarten Moens, Belgium: What is hot and what is not in imaging of the brain (special emphasis on pain and neuromodulation)?   

11.00-11.30 Coffee break, exhibition and poster presentations
Subject: whats new in neuromodulation? | Chair: Philipp Slotty, Germany
11.30-12.00 Frank Huygen, The Netherlands: Spinal Cord Stimulation: target for immunomodulation? 
12.00-12.30 Robert Levy, USA: Closed loop systems in neuromodulation   

Dirk de Ridder, Belgium:  The future of neuromodulation

13.00-14.00  Lunch, exhibition and poster presentations

14.30 - 15.00
15.00 - 15.30
Subject: Brain | Chair: Philippe Rigoard, France

Erkan Kurt, The Netherlands: What have we learned from 30 years of MCS for Pain?          
Ido Strauss, Israel: Destructive therapies for pain

Stefanos Korfias, Greece: DBS back from the targets
Subject: Outcomes of neuromodulation | Chair: Alessandro Dario, Italy

Philip van der Wees, The Netherlands: Patient reported outcome measures: what is the best for the patient?
Rod Taylor, United Kingdom: Outcomes value based health care and cost-benefit in neuromodulation
Petrie Roodbol, The Netherlands: Outcomes of nurse initiated research (in neuromodulation)

15.30-16.00 Coffee break and poster presentations

 Oral abstract presentations session 1
Oral abstract presentations session 2

 Young Neuromodulators Committee 

 Women in Neurmodulation

18.00-19.00  Drinks and snacks at the Exhibitors hall  
MAIN HALL -  coaches leaving for social program

Social Programs: boat tour with drinks and snacks or city walk (registration required)

20.15-22.00 Walking dinner @ De Waagh for participants of above mentioned social programs (registration required)
  Friday September 21th @ Van der Valk Hotel, Lent, Nijmegen
 7.00-8.00 Abbott Breakfast symposium
Opioids and Neuromodulation – Join key thought leaders as they discuss current perspective on opioids and advanced solutions for pain management.
Speakers: Jean-Pierre Van Buyten M.D., Ph.D. (BEL) and Dr. Richard Sullivan (AUS)
Subject: Guidelines and updates in neuromodulation | Chair: Simon Thomson , United Kingdom 
08.30-09.00 Tim Deer, United States of America: Guidelines for neuromodulation therapies                 
Agustin Mendiola, Spain: Selecting patients for free paresthesia stimulation
09.30-10.00 Simon Thomson, United Kingdom: Update on stimulation output options for SCS devices with emphasis on PROCO study     
Sam Eldabe, United Kingdom: Update on neuromodulation for pain (state of the art and DRG)   

10.30-11.00 Coffee break, exhibition and poster presentations
Subject: Evolving indications regarding neuromodulation | Chair: Dennis Dupoiron, France
11.00-11.30 Fabien Wagner, Switzerland: Spinal cord stimulation for restoring leg motor control after spinal cord injury
Christophe Perruchoud, Switzerland: Intra-thecal treatment for pain and spasticity   

Pedram Tabatabaie, Finland : State of the art for urinary and fecal incontinence and neurostimulation with focus on sacral nerve stimulation  

12.30-14.00 Lunch, exhibition and poster presentations
Subject: registries for neuromodulation | Chair: Antonio Pajuelo, Spain
Subject: Neuromodulation and headache| Chair: Tanju Ucar, Turkey
Caro Edelbroek, The Netherlands: Lessons to be learned from
data bases: Experience with the Promise registration
Alessandro Dario, Italy: Update on registries for neuromodulation
Kaare Meier, Denmark: Registries for neuromodulation:the need for a European database
Claudio Reverberi, Italy:  Peripheral nerve stimulation and headache
Mads Barløse, Denmark: Headache and SPG neuromodulation
Dr Christina Virgina Torres, Madrid Spain:  DBS for idiopathic atypical facial pain      

15.00-16.00 Coffee break, exhibition and poster presentations
Subject: Specifc Topics regarding neuromodulation | Chair: Kaare Meier, Denmark
16.00-16.30 Ricardo Chavarriaga Lozano, Switzerland: Decoding the brain through brain-computer interfaces: where are we in 2018?
16.30-17.00 Ivan Martinovic, United Kingdom: Brain jacking and neurocriminals
Neuromagic is a combination of illusionism, psychology, medicine and dexterity. Leaving the classical form of magic behind, Victor demonstrates the insights behind his unique illusions and (interactive) neuropsychological experiments. How easy are you to derive? How does our memory work? And is there actually a free will? Experience for yourself how easy your own brains and senses can be fooled. Video

Closing remarks
18.00 Coaches leaving for conference dinner
Wine tasting and dinner in Fort Lent
  Saturday September 22th: Chapters day  @ Van der Valk Hotel, Lent, Nijmegen
Meetings of the European Chapters
12.00-13.00 Lunch (optional per Chapter)