Functional Neurosurgery: Where We Are and Where We Are Going

In this online course, Julie Pilitsis, M.D., Ph.D., discusses how functional neurosurgery improves and restores the functionality of patients with treatment resistant neurological disorders and how this branch of medicine has evolved over the past decades.

Target Audience

Internal Medicine Physicians, Family Medicine Physicians, Obstetricians, Hospitalists, Fellows, Physician Assistants, Residents, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Nurses, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians and all other interested healthcare providers.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the current neuromodulation technology for pain and movement disorders.
  • Identify candidates for neuromodulation.
  • Identify the determinants in selecting the appropriate deep brain stimulation for emerging indications.
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Bridger, C., Prabhala, T., Dawson, R., Khazen, O., MacDonell, J., DiMarzio, M., ... & Pilitsis, J. G. (2021). Neuromodulation for chronic pelvic pain: a single-institution experience with a collaborative team. Neurosurgery, 88(4), 819-827.
  • DiMarzio, M., Rashid, T., Hancu, I., Fiveland, E., Prusik, J., Gillogly, M., ... & Pilitsis, J. G. (2019). Functional MRI signature of chronic pain relief from deep brain stimulation in Parkinson disease patients. Neurosurgery, 85(6), E1043-E1049.
  • Sabourin, S., Khazen, O., DiMarzio, M., Staudt, M. D., Williams, L., Gillogly, M., ... & Pilitsis, J. G. (2020). Effect of directional deep brain stimulation on sensory thresholds in Parkinson’s disease. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 14, 217.
Course Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 ABIM MOC II
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.25 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.25 Florida Board of Pharmacy
Course opens: 
11/01/2022
Course expires: 
08/31/2025

Julie Pilitsis, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and Vice President
Medical Affairs, Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida

Julie Pilitsis, M.D., Ph.D., faculty of this educational activity, indicated that she is an advisor for Aim Medical Robotics. She is also a shareholder of Aim Medical Robotics.  Dr. Pilitsis also indicated that she is a researcher for Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Abbott, Nevro, and Saluda.

John Rubin, M.D., indicated that he is a shareholder in AstraZeneca and Bristol Myers Squibb. 

Kenneth Rosenthal, M.D., indicated that he is on the speakers’ bureau for AbbVie. 

All the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies*.  

*Ineligible companies – Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

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Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

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Available Credit

  • 1.25 ABIM MOC II
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.25 General certificate of attendance
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Nursing
  • 1.25 Florida Board of Pharmacy
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