Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders - Barcelona

Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders

Barcelona, Spain - March 5-6, 2015


Barcelona, SpainCourse Description

More than 100,000 patients worldwide have been treated by deep brain stimulation (DBS) for a drug refractory movement disorder.  General neurologists will be increasingly confronted with the management of these patients, who suffer from chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease, and require lifelong care. 

This course will instruct general neurologists on how to identify the cause of clinical problems in DBS-treated patients which result from either the underlying disease, inappropriate adjustment of medication and stimulation, or stimulation itself.  The presentations will also discuss the selection criteria for surgery, which is necessary to consult appropriate candidates and to refer these patients to surgical centers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to accomplish the following:

  • Provide an overview of the selection process of candidates for deep brain stimulation in movement disorders – especially Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and tremor
  • Outline the efficacy and associated risks for DBS, including understanding the different brain targets used for DBS and their effects on specific symptoms
  • Discuss the different electrical parameters that can be adjusted for DBS and outline their biological effect
  • Describe the strategies for adjustment of medication and DBS settings, especially for Parkinson’s disease, and discuss common therapy associated problems, hardware related problems, and troubleshooting strategies
  • Understand the role of the neurologist in long-term management of DBS patients
Recommended Audience

This course is intended for movement disorder specialists, general neurologists and trainees who want to become more involved in the selection or postoperative management of patients with movement disorders (tremor, dystonia, Parkinson’s disease, etc.) treated by deep brain stimulation surgery.


Hospital Clinic de Barcelona
Carrer Villarroel 170, 08036
Barcelona, Spain

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MDS Members $ 300.00 USD
Non-Members $ 400.00 USD
Junior Participants and Waived Dues $ 200.00 USD*

Registration rates include all sessions, course materials, and breaks. For reference, registration fees are listed in US dollars. Conversion rates may be found at

Registration includes entrance to all sessions, course materials, catering and 1-year associate membership for eligible non-members.  To find out more about associate membership or eligibility, please visit the Associate Membership Webpage.

*Please note that only MDS members with Student, Resident or Waived Dues Membership status are eligible for the Junior Participant/Waived Dues Rate.

Refund Policy:  For cancellation 2 weeks in advance of a course the registration fee will be 100% refunded, minus a $25 administrative fee.  For cancellation within 2 weeks of a course, the registration fee is non-refundable.


Apply for a Bursary!

Ten travel bursaries in the amount of $500 USD will be awarded for participation in this course.

Bursary deadline:
January 30, 2015

Applicants will be notified by February 6, 2015.

For more information contact:
MDS Education

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