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Neurosurgery Grand Rounds: Spinal Cord Stimulation — New Paradigms & Indications

Location: Hybrid: HDB 1.208 Auditorium & Zoom

Address: 1601 Trinity St., Bldg. B, Austin, Texas 78712 | View Map »

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Time: 4–5 p.m.

Contact: Matthew Philbrook

About the Event

In this installment of Neurosurgery Grand Rounds, Ellen Air, M.D., Ph.D., presents “Spinal Cord Stimulation: New Paradigms and Indications.” Air is chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Henry Ford Health as well as co-medical director of the neuroscience service line.

Email Matthew Philbrook for the Zoom information.


By the end of this presentation, the audience participant should be able to:

  • Compare waveforms of spinal cord stimulation and their appropriate application
  • Identify indications for spinal cord stimulation beyond spinal pain
  • Describe the process of bringing new technologies and indications to patients

Target Audience

  • Primary: Neurosurgeons, neurologist and other medical specialties
  • Secondary: Nursing staff, residents, students and allied health professions


This activity has been designed to promote some of the following desired physician attributes and competencies:

  • ACGME: Patient Care and Procedural Skills, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning and Improvement, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, Systems-based Practice
  • IOM: Provide patient-centered care, Work in interdisciplinary teams, Employ evidence-based practice, Apply quality improvement, Utilize informatics
  • IECC: Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice, Roles/Responsibility, Interprofessional Communication, Teams and Teamwork

Speaker Disclosure

Ellen Air, M.D., Ph.D., is a Consultant with Stryker, Functional Neuromodulation, Enspire DBS Therapy, Medtronic and Setpoint Medical. Relationship with Setpoint Medical ended.

Planner Disclosure

The following planners for this educational activity Nicholas Barbaro, MD, Cecilia Owen, and Matthew Philbrook, have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

The CME Advisory Committee, reviewers of this educational activity, have no relevant relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Accreditation Statement

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this live course for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.