Presidents Message (Spring 2013)
A Year of Growth and Opportunities
Ali Rezai, MD
Our organization had a highly successful year in 2012, providing a variety of initiatives and programs to advance our field and benefit our members and patients. In 2013 we will strive to create even greater opportunities for innovation and discovery, sharpening our focus on improving neuromodulation education and identifying the most relevant strategic pri¬orities for our members, while also provid¬ing unique product offerings to meet your needs now and in the future. Read Full Message
The North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS), is dedicated to advancing the field of Neuromodulation through clinical research, education, and print material within the United States while increasing the avenues of development for its members through professional networking systems, ongoing communication and other opportunities.
Neuromodulation is defined as the therapeutic alteration of activity in the central, peripheral or autonomic nervous systems, electrically or pharmacologically, by means of implanted devices.
At the present time, the devices are mainly "stimulators" and "pumps" and the major applications are in managing chronic pain, movement disorders, spasticity, and epilepsy. Neuroprosthetics, such as cochlear implants and sacral root stimulators are commonly included.
Clinicians, scientists and industry are united in this growing, diverse, multidisciplinary field, which delivers enormous benefits to patients by improving function and reducing suffering.