Neuromodulation for Headache: Biological Rationale and Clinical Efficacy
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
13:00 - 17:00
HOW TO REGISTER: Please register for courses through the online registration form.
The treatment of patients with headache disorders is becoming increasingly challenging and complex, as traditional therapies become less effective, particular in chronic headache disorders. Neuromodulation (NM) procedures are being used in some selected cases, with some indication in the literature, as well as in practice, of benefit. This symposium should provide the attendees with up-to-date knowledge about the research and practical applications of these procedures to various kinds of headache disorders including: migraine, chronic migraine and cluster headache.
This symposium will aid the attendees to contrast the various NM techniques available for a variety of headache disorders in order to evaluate their usage in practice now and in the future.
Chair: R. Allan Purdy, MD, FRCPC, FACP, FAHS
Peripheral Neuromodulation (GON,VNS,SPG): Biological Rationale/Mechanisms
Transcranial Neuromodulation (sTMS /direct current): Safety and Efficacy
Vagal Nerve Stimulation (VNS): Safety and Efficacy
Sphenopalatine Ganglion Stimulation (SPG): Safety, and Efficacy