The Neuromodulation Society of Australia & New Zealand

MEDIA RELEASE: NSANZ calls for a collaborative but independent device registry for spinal cord stimulators.

The ABC 4 Corners program entitled “The Pain Factory” that was aired on 8th April contained a series of allegations around one aspect of neuromodulation, namely spinal cord stimulation - and featured Dr Rachel David calling for this therapy to be removed from the suite of options available for patients suffering intractable neuropathic pain, primarily on the basis of privately held data of the health funds she represents and advocates for. Criticisms were made of the Therapeutic Goods Administration that were neither substantiated nor rationally based.
The Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand would like to see a rational and sensible discussion of the evidence base for the role of spinal cord stimulation in refractory neuropathic pain which has the highest level of evidence of efficacy and is performed in a very small minority of suitable patients for whom other options have either been exhausted or are unsuitable.

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NSANZ is a chapter of the International Neuromodulation Society (INS).

The International Neuromodulation Society

The Fastest-Growing, Worldwide Multidisciplinary Body Devoted to Building Knowledge of Neuromodulation.

The International Neuromodulation Society (INS) is a non-profit group of clinicians, scientists and engineers dedicated to the scientific development and awareness of neuromodulation – the alteration of nerve activity through targeted delivery of a stimulus, such as electrical stimulation or chemical agents, to specific neurological sites in the body.

The San Francisco-based INS was formed in 1989 and educates and promotes the field through meetings, its peer-reviewed journal (Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface), mentorship, and chapter websites. The INS also provides information for patients and produces rolling news briefs about this rapidly evolving field.

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Start/end date: 19/07/2024 - 21/07/2024

On behalf of the Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand (NSANZ), we warmly invite you to join us in Hobart, Tasmania – ”The Apple Isle”,
from 19 – 21 July 2024 for the
2024 Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand 17thAnnual Scientific Meeting

Neuromodulation: Can we do it better?


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