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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society


Neurosurgery Special Interest Group

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To establish within the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society a group of movement disorder practitioners, from either medical or surgical backgrounds, dedicated to collaboration between specialties to continuously improve patient care and clinical outcomes, as related to surgical therapies.

The Neurosurgery Special Interest Group will develop educational programs, and clinical tools for multidisciplinary use aimed at offering innovative surgical solutions to complex neurologic disorders.

Current Projects

If you are interested in volunteering for group projects and opportunities, contact the group's staff liaison, Drew Whalen, at the MDS Secretariat office.

 Upcoming Event: 
How do I do it? - What is the optimal target for tremor?

June 25, 2024, Live online

The faculty will discuss current targets for tremor, including practical tips for targeting, including imaging, anatomical landmarks, use of microelectrode recordings, and intraoperative test stimulation.

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The Multi-site DBS Center Survey (Ongoing Project)

Preliminary Findings (PPT) │DBS Survey Poster

Abstract Publication: Butala AA, Mills KA, Schmidt P, Okun MS, Mari Z. A multi-site survey of Parkinson’s disease deep brain stimulation center best practice: moving toward a standard of care for DBS [abstract]. Movement Disorders. 2016 June; 31(suppl 2): S13.

DBS Complications Scale (New Project)

Objective(s): To review and categorize literature records of all DBS complications and develop an MDS-approved DBS Complications Scale to share with the Movement Disorders community


Maria Fiorella Contarino
Maria Fiorella Contarino, Netherlands

Paul Larson, USA

Steering Committee:

  • Pankaj Agarwal
  • Mohit Agrawal
  • Juan Manuel Altamirno
  • Gabriel Arango
  • Anna Castrioto
  • Arunmozhimaran Elavarasi
  • Clement Hamani
  • Andrea Kuehn
  • Antonella Macerollo
  • Alia Mansour
  • Yavuz Samanci
  • Harini Sarva

MDS Staff Liaison: Drew Whalen

Past Projects

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