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The Central Brain Mechanisms of Pain & Neuromodulation Techniques for Addressing It

  • Friday, April 19, 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • 7


  • For current members of ISNR.
  • Psychologists, MD's, Social Workers, Counselors, Addiction Counselors, Nurses, other Mental Health Professionals and Neurofeedback Providers

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Instructor: Dirk De Ridder, MD, PhD

Explanation of how pain is generated in the brain, based on the known brain anatomy, physiology and functional imaging. Based on the pathophysiological insights neuromodulation treatments can be explored that target the abnormal activity and connectivity in the brain associated with pain.

Who is the Audience: health care providers
Level: intermediate, advanced

Specific Learning objectives:

  • Participants will understand how pain is generated by the brain.
  • Participants will understand commonalities of thalamocortical dysrhythmias.
  • Participants will understand the invasive and non-invasive neuromodulation techniques for pain.

Fees: Webinar fee is $45.00 for all ISNR members. The fee for non-members is $60.00. Space is limited, so register early!

Credits: CE credit is a separate fee of $10.00 for 1 CE credit hour.

  • BCIA will issue 1 credit towards BCIA re-certification for full attendance at this webinar.
  • 1 hour of APA approved credit will be offered.*

*This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1 continuing education credit. R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 1 CE hours.

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While this presentation offers no risk in and of itself, it is the responsibility of the individual attendee to determine any risks involved in the implementation of the contents of this presentation.

Dirk De Ridder, MD, PhD, is a Belgian neurosurgeon. He is currently the Neurological Foundation Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. De Ridder spends half his time in New Zealand and half in Belgium, involved in setting up a dedicated neuromodulation clinic.
De Ridder has published over 250 scientific articles, more than 30 scientific book chapters and several articles for a wider audience. His main research topic is the understanding and treatment of phantom perceptions such as pain and tinnitus, as well as addiction, using non-invasive neuromodulation (TMS, tDCS, tACS, tRNS, tPNS, neurofeedback) and especially invasive neuromodulation techniques such as brain implants. The focus of his research is to understand the common mechanisms of different diseases such as pain, tinnitus, Parkinson’s Disease, depression and slow wave epilepsy, a group of diseases known as ‘thalamocortical dysrhythmias’. His research also focuses on addiction, obsessive compulsive disorder, impulsive and personality disorders, an entity called ‘reward deficiency syndromes.’

Financial disclosure: none


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