Notices

Introduction to DBS Course Offered October 6-10, 2014

Greenville Neuromodulation Center (Greenville, PA, USA) announces a professional education and training course: Introduction to Deep Brain Stimulation.

The course takes place October 6-10, 2014 and is limited to 25 physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, technical and industry professionals new to or updating DBS skills (Introductory Level).

The themes include: What is DBS, what disorders does it treat, and who is a candidate? Dealing with emergencies involving patients with implanted DBS systems and post-operative programming.

  • Module 1 (October 6-7; $695) DBS patient selection (including optimizing medical treatment), risks and benefits
  • Module 2 (October 8; $195) Emergent care for patients with implanted DBS systems
  • Module 3 (October 9-10; $695) Introduction to DBS post-operative programming and emergent care for DBS patients.

Additional information available at http://bit.ly/XSW2gf. Call +1 724-588-1324 to register.

NORD Seeks Proposals

The NORD Research Grant Program provides seed-money grants to academic scientists for scientific and/or clinical research. The hope is that these studies will ultimately lead to new diagnostics, treatments, and/or cures for rare diseases. NORD’s program provides grants for the study of diseases for which there are few other sources of funding.

Grants provided through the NORD program are made possible by donations from individuals and organizations to restricted research funds at NORD.

All medical decisions guiding the NORD Research Grant Program are made by NORD’s Medical Advisory Committee.

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