Published on December 3rd, 20140
Dr. Falowski is Appointed Expert to the Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC)
In August, the International Neuromodulation Society (INS) announced it would soon publish the first peer-reviewed comprehensive expert guidance on the appropriate use of neurostimulation for pain.
The INS Board of Directors recognized the need to better define the appropriate use of these advanced tools, and appointed experts to the Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC) to review and assess the quality of the scientific and medical literature. The consensus committee considered research data and expert opinion published between 1984 and 2013; where high quality evidence was lacking, they supplemented the guidelines with their extensive clinical experience.
Steven M. Falowski, MD, neurosurgeon at St. Luke’s Neurosurgical Associates, was among the expert panel in developing these guidelines. Dr. Falowski implanted the first Restore Sensor Spinal Cord Stimulator System in the region and second ever in the country. He performs more than 100 spinal cord stimulator implants each year and was recently selected as one of 20 to participate in a neurostimulation study through St. Jude Medical.
The expert panel guidelines will be a working document, with regular updates as new information becomes available.
About the International Neuromodulation Society
The International Neuromodulation Society INS) is a non-profit medical society that unites clinicians, scientists and engineers to share scientific knowledge about all aspects of neuromodulation in order to encourage best medical practice. Founded in 1989 and based in San Francisco, CA, the INS presents up-to-date information about the full breadth of neuromodulaton therapies through an interactive website at http://www.neuromodulation.com, chapter scientific meetings, the MEDLINE-indexed journal Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface, and its biennial world congress. The INS 12th World Congress, “Neuromodulation: Medicine Evolving Through Technology” is expected to draw more than 1,300 delegates to Montreal June 6-11, 2015.
About the Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee
The Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee consists of 60 neurostimulation experts convened by the International Neuromodulation Society to respond to the need to better define use of these advanced medical devices.