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2024 Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand

2024 Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand17th Annual Scientific Meeting19 - 21 July 2024 | Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania

Sponsored Sessions

Breakfast is served from 7:00am. To attend, register here

Saturday 20 July 2024, 7:00am - 8:15am

Restorative Neurostimulation for Mechnical Low Back Pain - What we know about the disease, the treatment and how to fit it into your practice.

Mainstay Medical is a medical device company offering a new therapeutic solution for adults suffering from mechanical chronic low back pain (CLBP). ReActiv8 Restorative Neurostimulation is a rehabilitative therapy designed to address impaired neuromuscular control and degeneration of the multifidus muscle linked to mechanical CLBP.

Meet our Experts: 

Dr Paul Hermann

Paul is Australia’s first and only dual titled Osteopath. Whilst studying Osteopathy, Paul completed his Master’s research studying the ‘Effectiveness of Swiss Ball Training on Lower Back Stability’ and completed a Masters in Exercise Science. He is also a lecturer, teaching Exercise Science and Rehabilitation at RMIT and Victoria University. Paul continues to share his passion through his work in the Stay Tuned clinics, mentoring many practitioners, writing Health and Fitness related articles and travelling internationally to lecture and look after various professional athletes and teams.

Dr Paul Hodges 

Paul Hodges is a neuroscientist and physiotherapy researcher from the University of Queensland in Australia. He is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Leadership Fellow and Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science, and the Australian College of Physiotherapists. 

Sunday 21 July 2024, 7:00am - 8:15am

From Subjective to Objective: Biomarker-based Neural Dosing Guidelines and Outcomes

Saluda Medical is transforming patients’ lives with disruptive neural sensing technologies to revolutionize the field of neuromodulation. The Evoke® System, has 10+ years of advanced research, development, & clinical experience, it is the only SmartSCS™ to directly measure the spinal cord’s physiologic response to stimulation using ECAPs to pioneer smart neuromodulation therapy.

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Meet our Experts: 

Dr Erika Petersen

Erika Petersen, M.D., FAANS, FACS is the Director of the Section of Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery, Vice-Chair for Education, and Residency Program Director in the Department of Neurosurgery at UAMS Medical Center. She is a professor whose clinical practice focuses on neuromodulation, treating movement disorders, spasticity, and chronic pain. 


Dr Diarmuid McCoy

Dr Diarmuid McCoy, a Specialist Pain Medicine Physician. Diarmuid is a Senior Lecturer at Deakin University Medical School. A fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine at ANZCA he is a member of the Training Unit Assessment Committee and the Victoria Regional Committee of FPM He Chairs the Professional Standards Committee at the faculty. 


Dr Marc Russo

Dr Marc Russo is a Specialist Pain Medicine Physician in Newcastle, NSW, Australia. He is the Director of Hunter Pain Specialists, Genesis Research Services, Hamilton Day Surgery Centre, and Co-Director of the Innervate Pain Management Program. He specialises in spinal cord stimulation and has performed multiple successful world first device implants.