NSUKI's last Annual Scientific Meeting took place on 16-17 November 2019 at the historic Aspire building in Leeds, the home of the original Leeds Royal Infirmary. We were delighted to welcome keynote speakers Prof Robert Levy and Prof Dirk De Ridder to the meeting as well as many more experts in the field of neuromodulation.

Satellite events also took place on Friday, 15 November 2019 at the University of Leeds, including an NSUKI Hands-on Cadaver Workshop on Neuromodulation Procedures and a meeting of SNNAP.


To view copy of the 2019 ASM programme, CLICK HERE


The Congress was approved by  EACCME® for European CME credits.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

The Congress was approved for CPD Credits by Royal College of Anaesthetists, London, UK


Prof Robert Levy
President, International Neuromodulation Society
Director, Marcus Neuroscience Institute
Chairman, Sandler Department of Neurosurgery
Professor at Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida, USA

Prof Dirk De Ridder
Neurological Foundation Professor of Neurosurgery
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand

Dr Louis J. Raso
Consultant in Pain Management
& Physical Medicine
The Pain Center
Jupiter, Florida

Dr Simon J. Thomson
Emeritus Director-at-Large and Past-President, INS
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Neuromodulation
Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals
Cambridge University Hospitals
United Kingdom

Mr Chirag Patel
Special Interest: SCS/PNS
Consultant Adult and Paediatric Neurosurgeon
University Hospital of Wales
Cardiff, Wales
United Kingdom

Mr Girish Vajramani
Special Interest: SCS/PNS/ITB
Consultant Neurosurgeon
University Hospital Southamptom
Southampton, UK

Dr Dudley Bush
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management
Leeds Teaching Hospitals
Leeds, UK

Dr Adnan Al-Kaisy
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Clinical Lead
Pain Management & Neuromodulation Centre
Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital
London, UK

Prof Abdul Ghaaliq Lalkhen
Consultant in Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine
Clinical Lead for SCS Service
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Salford Royal Hospital
Pendleton, Salford, UK

Mr Gnanamurthy Sivakumar
Consultant Neurosurgeon
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Leeds, UK

Dr Sheila Black
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
Leeds, UK

Dr Anu Kansal
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Middlesbrough, UK

Mr John Goodden
Consultant Paediatric & Adult Neurosurgeon
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Leeds, UK

Prof Mark Johnson
Professor of Pain and Analgesia
Director of the Centre for Pain Research
School of Clinical and Applied Sciences
Leeds Beckett University
Leeds, UK

Dr. Allen W. Burton
Medical Director of Neuromodulation
Plano, Texas

Dr Ganesan Baranidharan
President, Neuromodulation Society of the UK and Ireland
Board Member, Faculty of Pain Medicine, RCoA
Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Leeds, UK

Miss Stana Bojanic
Past-President, NSUKI
Consultant Neurosurgeon
John Radcliffe Hospital
Oxford, UK

Dr Ashish Gulve
Honorary Treasurer, NSUKI
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management
The James Cook University Hospital
Middlesbrough, UK

Dr Arun Bhaskar
President, British Pain Society
Honorary Secretary, NSUKI
WIP UK Section Chairman
Council Member, London Pain Forum
Consultant in Pain Medicine
Charing Cross Hospital
London, UK

Dr Josh Keaveny
Member for Irish Affairs, NSUKI
Past-Dean of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Ireland
Consultant in Pain Management
Director, Acute and Chronic pain Services
Beaumont Hospital
Dublin, Ireland

Dr Vivek Mehta
Board Member, NSUKI
Chair, British Pain Society Headache SIG
Consultant in Pain Medicine & Honorary Senior Lecturer
Deputy Director, Pain and Anaesthesia Research Centre
St Bartholomew’s Hospital
London, UK

Mr Thomas Dudding
‎Consultant Colorectal and Pelvic Floor Surgeon
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Southampton, UK

Prof James Fitzgerald
Board Member, NSUKI
Consultant Neurosurgeon
Department of Neurosurgery
Oxford University Hospitals
Oxford, United Kingdom

Mr Roger Strachan
Past-President, Neuromodulation Society of the UK and Ireland
Consultant Neurosurgeon
The James Cook University Hospital
Middlesbrough, UK

Dr Sarah Love-Jones
Consultant in Pain Management & Anaesthesia
North Bristol NHS Trust
Frenchay Hospital
Bristol, UK


Future of Spine and Brain Stimulation

Opioids and Neuromodulation

Metal Allergy and Neuromodulation Implants

Spinal Cord Stimulation and MRI Conditionality

Neuromodulation Modalities for Back Pain

Neuromodulation in Cancer Survivors

Intrathecal Drug Delivery for Cancer Pain

Closed Loop Stimulation

Results of New Neuromodulation Studies (Reactive8B, Evoke, Velocity, Icon, BOLD)

Vagal Nerve Stimulation


Venue: The Aspire, 2 Infirmary St, Leeds LS1 2JP, United Kingdom

Day One, Friday, 15th November 2019, 08.00-16.00hrs -  NSUKI Satellite Workshops

Day Two, Saturday 16th November 2019, 09.00 - 18.00hrs - ASM Lecture Programme

Day Three, Sunday, 17th November 2019, 08.30 - 15.15hrs - ASM Lecture Programme


To download a pdf copy of the ASM programme, CLICK HERE


Palm Court Room
The Queens Hotel
City Square
United Kingdom

The NSUKI ASM Dinner took place in the Palm Court Room at the Queens Hotel on on Saturday, 16th November 2019.


The Queens Hotel
City Square
United Kingdom

*A short walk from the NSUKI ASM venue at The Aspire building.