The North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS), formerly the American Neuromodulation Society (ANS), was formed in 1994 through the efforts of physicians dedicated to patient care through the field of neuromodulation. NANS is a non-profit organization devoted to the advancement of the field of neuromodulation within the United States. NANS is devoted to the pursuit of excellence in the application of all neuromodulation therapies. We accomplish our mission and vision by addressing the clinical and professional educational needs of physicians and scientists, ensuring excellence in patient care utilizing regional anesthesia and pain medicine, and investigating the scientific basis of the specialty. Neuromodulation is often defined as the application of targeted electrical, chemical and biological technologies to the nervous system in order to improve function and quality of life. We are actively involved in the following areas:
- Developing standards of education for implanters through an education continuum designed to educate at all levels of
involvement in neuromodulation.
- Advocacy for practitioners and improving patient access to this therapy.
- Establishing best practices.
- Outreach to medical specialties involved in using this treatment modality.