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MDS-PAS School on Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders - Presented in Portuguese

CME Credits:0Date:Oct 22, 2021

Foundational / BeginnerExperienced / Intermediate

Program Description

The MDS-PAS School on Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders - Presented in Portuguese, is a half-day course focusing on case discussion and faculty opinions on clinical situations with different levels of complexity, encompassing many aspects of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) treatment for Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, and tremor. This is a unique opportunity for an overview on current neuromodulation techniques with a particular emphasis on patient management and programming sessions in a live environment.


  • Therapies-Surgical


Course Directors
Clement Hamani, MD, PhD; Sunnybrook Research Institute; Toronto, ON, Canada
Rubens Gisbert Cury, MD, PhD; University of São Paulo; São Paulo, Brazil

Pedro Renato Brandão, MD; Universidade de Brasília (UnB); Brasília, Brazil
Marina Farah, MD; Hospital Universitário Cajuru; Curitiba, Brazil
Carina França, MD, PhD; University of São Paulo; São Paulo, Brazil
Alexandre N. Francisco, MD; Hospital Universitário Cajuru; Curitiba, Brazil
Erich Fonoff, MD, PhD; University of São Paulo; São Paulo, Brazil
Clecio Godeiro, MD, PhD; Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte; Natal, Brazil
Vanessa Holanda, MD, PhD; Beneficência Portuguesa; São Paulo, Brazil
Yuri Souza, MD; Hospital São Rafael; Salvador, Brazil

Course Purpose

The primary purpose of this course is to improve the attendee's ability to recognize and understand how to manage DBS cases, from the selection of surgical candidates, to surgical strategies for lead implantation (including imaging and neurophysiology recordings), and guidelines for optimization of programming. 


Language of course
This course will be presented in Portuguese. No translation will be available.


Registration Fees
Members: $0
Non-Members: $25 USD


*Non-members wishing to apply for MDS Membership to receive the MDS Member rate for this course will need to apply for membership no later than 2 weeks in advance of the session.


To view the course schedule please click the 'PROCEED TO COURSE' box at the top of this page.

Interactive Sessions

All lectures will be presented live and be followed by live Q&A sessions focused on panel discussion with opportunities for attendees to ask questions in a live environment. The sessions will also include polling questions to enhance attendee's learning experience. 


Join us on Friday, October 22, 2021 from 14:00 - 18:35 (GMT-3) / 13:00 - 17:35 (US Eastern Time).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity learners will be able to:

1. Demonstrate the selection process of candidates for deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease, for dystonia and essential tremor. 
2. Explain surgical strategies and target selection in DBS for movement disorders.
3. Assess initial programming and the different electrical stimulation parameters in patients with Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and essential tremor.
4. Recognize potential complications of DBS (surgical, hardware and chronic programming).
5. Outline troubleshooting strategies for gait and dyskinesia following DBS surgery in Parkinson’s disease.

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for movement disorder specialists, neurologists with interest in movement disorders, functional neurosurgeons, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists and other health-allied personnel, and trainees who have interest in deep brain stimulation and want to strengthen their knowledge in this field.

Funding Statement

The MDS-PAS Virtual School on Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders – Presented in Portuguese has received unrestricted medical education grants from the following:


Hardware and Software Requirements

1. Active Internet connection (DSL or Cable). Dial-up connection will have constant buffering problem
2. Compatible with Windows PC and MAC (256 MB of RAM or higher)
3. Activity is best viewed on Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Safari 5.0 or higher and Firefox 29.0 or higher
4. Adobe Flash Player 12.0 (or higher)
5. Adobe Reader to print certificate

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