Public Education Program



Preliminary program

Neurostimulation: An established drug-free therapy for chronic conditions that can improve quality of life 

Sunday, 26 May, 2019
ICC-Sydney Room C2.3

Emcee: Dr Sally Cockburn

Welcome & introduction
12:00 - 12:25
  • 12:00 Welcome introduction
    Dr Nick Christelis, Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • 12:05 Neuromodulation is proven, cost-effective and reversible 
    Dr Nick Christelis

Neuromodulation for pain
12:25 - 13:55
  • Patient testimony – efficacy & quality of life changes
  • Family testimony
  • Neuromodulation & the International Neuromodulation Society (INS)
    Dr Robert Levy, International Neuromodulation Society
  • Current trends neuromodulation & pain 
    Dr Marc Russo, Scientific Program Chair, INS 14th World Congress
  • Opioid crisis and neuromodulation
    Prof Lawrence Poree, North American Neuromodulation Society
  • Discussion and questions

14:00 - 14:15 Break

14:15 - 15:30 Neuromodulation for urology – Dr Samantha Pillay
  • Patient testimony on efficacy and quality of life changes
  • Family testimony
  • Indication, effectiveness and cost efficacy
  • Discussion and questions

15:30 - 16:20 Neuromodulation for movement disorders – Dr Terry Coyne
  • Patient testimony – efficacy & quality of life changes
  • Family testimony
  • Neuromodulation for movement disorders: Indication, effectiveness and cost efficacy
  • Discussion and questions

16:20 Concluding remarks & what the future holds


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