A university-based certificate in neuromodulation, delivered by world renowned key opinion leaders.
This fully online programme is provided through interactive lectures with extreme flexibility of asynchronous recorded learning.
Executive Education Program In Neuromodulation (EEPIN) is a unique online certificate course that provides an understanding of basic essential knowledge and emerging technology in neuromodulation and pain management.
The certification aims to provide standardised, unbiased education under strict governance to protect and promote the safe practices in the speciality.
This is fully online interactive 'taught' course and the curriculum will be covered over 4 days every year Monday, Tuesday for two consecutive weeks in June. Dates for 2023 are:
- Monday 12 June 2023, 9.30am – 4.30pm
- Tuesday 13 June 2023, 9.30am – 4.30pm
- Monday 19 June 2023, 9.30am – 4.30pm
- Tuesday 20 June 2023, 9.30am – 4.30pm.
Teaching will be in the form of interactive didactic lectures from an international faculty, to lay the foundation for further advanced studies in neuromodulation.
At the end of the course there will be a no negative marking MCQ examination and the successful candidate will receive a certificate of completion.
The last date for applications and the bursary will be 19 May. All successful candidates will be notified by 26 May.
The programme will be delivered over eight half-day sessions, covering the following key topics:
- Definition and indications of neuromodulation
- Patient selection and Multidisciplinary (MDT) approach
- Anatomy and Physiology of neuromodulation
- Physics of waveform and implications in neuromodulation
- Procedural skills and compliactions
- Mechanism of action of current waveforms
- Devices and available technology
- Peripheral nerve stimulation and Indications
- Deep brain stimulation and indications
- Radiofrequency and pulsed radiofrequency and indications
- Intrathecal pump and Indications
- Research methodology and best practice.
Who is the programme for?
This programme is aimed at doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, neurophysicists and allied health professionals who would like to be part of a neuromodulation team and seek a formal education career in neuromodulation.
- Doctors: Postgraduate experience in pain, neurosurgery or neuromodulation.
- Nurses, physiotherapist, neurophysicists, allied healthcare professionals and field clinical engineers in neuromodulation: Undergraduate degree and statement of purpose with ability to demonstrate interest in neuromodulation.
How to apply
To apply for a place on the upcoming Executive Education Program In Neuromodulation, please email your CV and a statement of purpose (400 words) to EEPIN@city.ac.uk. The deadline for applications is Friday 19 May 2023. All successful candidates will be notified by Friday 26 May.
The fee for the programme is £1,950. Bursaries of up to 50% are available from The Spine Foundation; contact email@example.com for more information.
Dr Vivek Mehta
Dr Vivek Mehta is Consultant in Pain and Neuromodulation at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and Honorary Reader at Queen Mary University, London. He is the Director of Pain Research Centre at St Bartholomew’s Hospital London, Clinical Network Director for Pain at Barts Health NHS Trust and recipient of National Bronze Award 2021.
He is Co-Director for Education Program in Neuromodulation (EEPIN), with international faculty collaboration from Europe, India, Australia and US and the Co- Program Director for the first Post Graduate Certificate Course (PGCC) in neuromodulation with QMUL affiliation.
Dr Kavita Poply
FRCA, FFPMRCA, PhD
Dr Kavita Poply is a Consultant in Pain and Neuromodulation at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University London (QMUL). She was awarded PhD for her novel work on the “Effect of differential frequencies of spinal cord stimulator on pain matrix areas through PET neuroimaging”.
She is running various research projects including NIHR trial and has been serving as Deputy director at Pain Research Centre (PaRC), St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London. She is Co-director for first ever foundation “Education Program in Neuromodulation (EEPIN)” with the City University, London, and the Program director for advance “Post Graduate Certificate (PGcert) Course in Neuromodulation and pain management” with QMUL affiliation. She is successfully running these programs with the international faculty collaboration from Europe, India, Australia, and US.
Dr. Philippe Rigoard holds the position of Professor of Neurosurgery where he serves as Chair of the department of Spinal Surgery & Neuromodulation at Poitiers University Hospital, France. He is a researcher at Pprime-CNRS and the director of PRISMATICS (Predictive Research in Spine/Neuromodulation Management And Thoracic Innovation/Cardiac Surgery) in Poitiers. He is elected Regional Director-at-Large for INS Europe, Canada, and Africa and Past-President for Societe Francaise De Neuromodulation.
Dr. Poree is director of Neuromodulation services at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) PMC and focuses his research and clinical activities on neuromodulation therapies for pain management. After completing his pain fellowship at UCSF he started a pain practice in Santa Cruz, CA during which time he engaged in several clinical trials. He returned to UCSF in 2015 to head the neuromodulation program. He has served on the boards of several pain societies and is currently sits on the board of directors for the International neuromodulation society and is president of the Institute of Neuromodulation.
Prof Russo is the current President of the International Neuromodulation Society and Faculty Pain Medicine Senior Advising Editor – Pain Medicine Journal.
He serves as a Medical Director - Hunter Pain Specialists, Hamilton Day Surgery Centre, Innervate Pain Management Program , Director and Principal Investigator - Genesis Research Services, affiliated to University of Hong Kong, University of Newcastle and University of Sydney.
Chris Gilligan, is Associate Chief Medical Officer and a pain medicine physician in the Division of Pain Medicine and Associate Professor at Harvard University. In his administrative role, Dr Gilligan is charged with leading hospital wide initiatives in Perioperative and Periprocedural Services that redesign the delivery of care to improve patient outcomes, clinician and patient satisfaction and operational effectiveness. Areas of focus include quality and safety, teamwork and professionalism, and operational performance.
He completed a fellowship in Pain Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and earned a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He also serves as the Director of the Brigham and Women’s Spine Center.
Prof Paresh Doshi
Prof Paresh Doshi is the Director of Neurosurgery and Functional Neurosurgery at the Jaslok Hospital and Research centre in Mumbai, India. He is the President of The Neuromodulation society and on the board of Directors of WSSFN, AASSFN, International Neuromodulation society and ISSFN. He has established one of the Centres of Excellence at Jaslok Hospital. His main areas of interest are functional neurosurgery, including Psychiatric surgery and in invasive and non-invasive neuromodulation.
Dr Preeti Doshi is the Director Pain Medicine at the Jaslok hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, India. She is also the Hon. Secretary “The Neuromodulation Society” (TNS) and former Vice-president ISSP, President SSPM. She has been an Invited Faculty ISSP, IASP, WIP, ISA,TNS conferences and webinars in India & outside for Pain Education. Winner of Pain Ambassador Award (2018-2019) at ICRA2019 she has several published articles in Pain journals and textbooks.
Dr Babita Ghai is Professor Anaesthesia & Intensive Care; and Course-coordinator of pain medicine fellowship at PGIMER, Chandigarh, India. She is serving at “special IASP Presidential Task Force on Interdisciplinary Pain Treatment”, “DCWG member”, treasurer of Pain education SIG, editor of Acute Pain SIG and editorial member of Pain Research Forum of IASP, Board member of European Executive Program in Neuromodulation (EEPIN), Faculty at PG Cert at QMUL and Specialist Board member for Pain Medicine specialty of DNB board of India. She holds 3 million INR research funding and was awarded “Presidential Award for Academic Excellence” of ISA 2021, Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship at QMUL in 2012.
Dr Baranidharan (Dr Barani) is a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine practicing at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS trust in Leeds, UK since 2006. He is the clinical lead for Pain Medicine and holds an appointment as Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Leeds. Dr Baranidharan developed the Neuromodulation Centre in Leeds from a small service to one of the biggest units in Europe. Dr Baranidharan is Vice Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine.
Prof Fitzgerald is a clinical academic specialising in neuromodulation including procedures for pain (SCS, DRGS, PNS) and DBS. Research interests include neural interfaces and non-invasive phrenic nerve stimulation. He is president-elect of the Neuromodulation Society of the UK and Ireland, and serve on the governance committee of the National Neuromodulation Registry, and as section editor for the journal Neuromodulation.
Consultant Neurosurgeon in Oxford with a specialist interest in Neuromodulation, since 2004. Dr Bojainic is the past President of NSUKI, past Board Member of the INS, current Co-Chair of the INS Conflict of Interest group, on the Board of the National Neuromodulation Registry Governance group, future Co-Chair of the INS meeting In Vancouver in 2004. She is on the Editorial Board of the journal of Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface.
Prof Sam Eldabe
Sam Eldabe is consultant in pain medicine at The James Cook University Hospital Middlesbrough and Honorary Professor of Pain Medicine at Universities of Durham and Warwick Medical School and Visiting Professor at Teesside University. He also consults at the public institution of Hôpital de Morges, Vaud Switzerland. He is the author or co-author of more than 110 papers in the areas of pain management and neuromodulation.
Jan willem Kallewaard
Jan willem kallewaard; anesthesiologist and pain physician working in arnhem in the Rijnstate Hospital and the Academic university centre of Amsterdam: finished his phd on discogenic low back pain; special interest in neuromodulation for low back pain and neuromodulation for abdominal visceral pain.
Frank Huygen, is Professor in Anesthesiology, especially Pain Medicine in the Erasmus MC University Hospital of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. He is director of the Centre of Pain Medicine, a multidisciplinary pain clinic specialized in acute, chronic benign and oncologic pain and palliative care. Frank Huygen is principal investigator of the Academic Centre of Pain Medicine (Erasmus MC ACE).
Dr Gulve is a Consultant in Pain Management at the James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough since 2006. He is a lead for the Pain Service. He is a President of the Neuromodulation Society of UK & Ireland and Honorary Treasurer of the British Pain Society. He is an active member of the Training and Assessment Committee of the Faculty of Pain Medicine and a National Lead for Pain Medicine in the Medical Training Initiative (MTI) scheme of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.
Dr Nikolic has been working as a Consultant in Pain Medicine at St Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospitals since 2006.
He covers a wide range of interests, including spinal pain management, myofascial pain syndromes, neuromodulation/spinal cord stimulation, complex regional pain syndromes, headaches and neuropathic pain.
Mr Habib Ellamushi is a Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon specialising in spinal treatments ranging from spinal injections, artificial disc replacement surgery, spinal cord stimulator, kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty. Mr Ellamushi also has a particular interest in the brain and can offer brain and cranial surgery, using minimal access (keyhole) surgery.
Dr. Abd-Elsayed serves as the medical director of pain service at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI, USA. He is also an associate professor at the department of anesthesiology.
Dr. Abd-Elsayed published more then 250 peer reviewed manuscripts, more than 200 book chapters and edited more than 30 books. He is the editor in chief for pain medicine case reports. He currently serves on the as a director at large at NANS and on the. leadership of other societies as ASIPP and ASPN.
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