November 30, 2023

Sala A
07:00 h.

Handing over documentation

08:45 h.

Inauguration and Welcome 

09:00 h.

Disputes 1 

José Manuel Trinidad (Spain)

Medullary Stimulation: Are we still doing a trial pase?
David Abejón (Spain)

09:45 h.

Keynote Lectures 1: Can neuromodulation modify genes? 

Juan Pablo Casasco (Argentina)
Fabián Piedimonte (Argentina)
Ricardo Vallejo (United States)

Spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal drug infusion: Is there synergism?
Gastón Schechtmann (Denmark)
Update on intrathecal therapy in cancer pain. Beyond the guidelines.
Denis Dupuiron (France)


11:00 h.

Coffee break 

11:30 h.

Disputes 2 

Carlos Tornero (Spain)

Painful pocket: Keep in the same place?

Emilio Llopis (Spain)

12:15 h.

Roundtable 1: The science behind the new stimulation options.

Erich Fonoff (Brasil)

DTM (Differential Target Multiplexed)
Ricardo Vallejo (Estados Unidos)


Fast-Acting Sub-perception Therapy

High Frequency Stimulation


13:30 h.

Lunch Seminar hosted 

Fabián Piedimonte (Argentina)

Personalising patient care: how innovative therapies and technologies are transforming spinal cord stimulation are transforming spinal cord stimulation.
Carlos Ciraolo (Argentina)
Isaac Peña (Spain)
Juan Hincapie (United States)

14:30 h.

Disputes 3              

What is the best choice of electrodes for cervical spinal cord stimulation?
Marcos Baabor (Chile)
Isaac Peña (Spain)

15:15 h.

Keynote Lectures 2


Centres of excellence in neuromodulation - are there differences in different geographical regions?
Robert Levy (United States)
Chronic facial pain, defining the opportunity for peripheral nerve stimulation.
Konstantin Slavin (USA)
DBS for chronic pain management - is it relevant today?
Clement Hamani (Canada)

16:30 h.

Coffee break 

17:00 h.

Free papers to be awarded

David Abejón (Spain)

Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira (Brazil)

Presentation 1
Presentation 2
Presentation 3

17:30 h.

Roundtable 2: Indications and emerging technology in spinal cord stimulation. Diabetic Polyneuropathy.

Felipe Hernández Zeballos (Spain)

Low back pain in non-operated back.
Agustín Mendiola (Spain)
Where are we going with ECAP?
Ricardo Vallejo (United States)
Gait freezing. Is spinal cord stimulation useful?
Erich Fonoff (Brazil)

19:00 h.

End of the Day 

19:30 h.

Welcome cocktail

Sala B
08:00 h.

1st Conference on Refractory Psychiatric Pathology 

Welcome speech.
Dr. Leandro Piedimonte

08:10 h.

MODULE I: Pharmacological Neuromodulation

Dr. Gustavo Tafet
Dr. Adriana Rivetti

New trends in the pharmacological approach to refractory depression.
Dra. Lucía Fazzito
Psychosis approach in Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative conditions.
Dr. Gastón Bártoli
Rational approach and adherence to antipsychotic treatment.
Dr. Fabián Lamaison
New developments in the pharmacological approach to Alzheimer's disease.
Dr. Pablo Bagnati

Dr. Norma Derito
Dr. Denisse Bajaña Pareja

Pharmacological treatment of resistant anxiety disorders.
Dr. Enzo Cascardo
Abstinence approach in smoking cessation and other addictions.
Dr. Geraldine Peronace
Pharmacological treatment of resistant obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Dr. Tomás Maresca
Pharmacogenetics in psychiatry. State of the art and potential future uses.
Dr. Alejo Corrales
Efficacy of plasmapheresis in the evolution of Alzheimer's disease.
Dr. Fernando Taragano

11:00 h.

Coffee Break 

11:30 h.

MODULE II: Non-invasive neuromodulation: concepts, principles and applications

Dra. Lucía Fazzito
Dr. Joan Camprodon

Introduction to the concept of Neuromodulation
Dr. Gabriel de Erausquin
Electroconvulsive Therapy: efficacy within reach for all lines of treatment
Dr. Gustavo Petracca
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in depression
 Dr. Patricio Riva Posse 
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in OCD
 Dr. Matías Bonanni 
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in addictions, anxiety, evidence and experience in other conditions
 Dr. Joan Camprodon

13:30 h.

Lunch Seminar

14:30 h.

MODULE III: Indications and experience of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in psychiatric disorders I

Dr. Konstantin Slavin (Estados Unidos)
Dr. Sergio Pampin (Argentina)

State of the art in DBS for psychiatric disorders
Dr. Clement Hamani (Canada)
Chronic stimulation of the subgenual cortex for the control of chronic refractory depression 
Dr. Patricio Riva Posse (United States)
DBS of the medial prosencephalic bundle - indications and technical aspects 
Dr. Juan Carlos Benedetti (Colombia)
DBS of the inferior thalamic peduncle long-term results in OCD and depression 
Dr. Fiacro Jiménez Ponce (Mexico)
Chronic stimulation of the hypothalamus for the control of irreducible aggression 
Dr. William Contreras (Colombia)

16:30 h.

Coffee break 

17:00 h.

MODULE IV: Indications for and experience with deep brain stimulation (DBS) in psychiatric disorders II 

Dr. Clement Hamani (Canadá)
Dr. Fiacro Jiménez Ponce (México)

DBS of the external globus pallidus for symptom control in Tourette Syndrome. Dual Deep Brain Stimulation for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (PMA Clinical Study)
Dr. Zhen Wang (China) (Virtual)
Chronic fornix stimulation for cognitive recovery: What do we know today?
Dr. Gabriel de Erausquin (United States) (Virtual)
Dual Deep Brain Stimulation for the treatment of alcohol abuse
Dr. Ying Mao (China) (Virtual)
DBS of the subthalamic nucleus for the treatment of OCD - Rationale and results
Dr. Stephan Chabardes (France)
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). Efficacy in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and other potential utilities in psychiatry

19:15 h.

End of the day