1st Summer School on Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders

1st Summer School on Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders
Grenoble, France – July 6-8, 2017


Course Decription

The MDS-European Section 1st Summer School on Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders takes place in Grenoble, France July 6-8 2017.The MDS-European Section 1st Summer School on Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders gives a unique opportunity for neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurses and other health allied personnel to receive an overview on neuromodulation techniques with hands-on sessions, in particular concerning deep brain stimulation (DBS), in the institute where DBS was pioneered 30 years ago.

Students will attend lectures and panel discussions with question and answer sessions in the morning. They will also see an online DBS surgery. In the afternoon, attendees will have the opportunity to see how the surgical trajectories and neurophysiology recordings are made, how to select surgical candidates, and how to examine them. Students will further see how to program and follow actual patients with DBS, and engage in a constructive discussion with the international experts. Attendees will be able to present their own case-study videos to small groups for discussion and critique. Topics will focus on all aspects of surgery for Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, tremor and children with movement disorders.

This course is mostly intended for neurologists, neurosurgeons, and movement disorders nurses who are interested in specializing in neuromodulation surgery for movement disorders patients. A working knowledge of English is required.

Learning Objectives
  • Provide an overview of surgery for movement disorders patients, including mechanisms of action, basics in surgical techniques and intraoperative microrecording
  • Understand the criteria and the available tools for selection for DBS surgery in movement disorders patients
  • Discuss the different outcomes of DBS in movement disorders patients
  • Be familiar with the bases of DBS programming in the different movement disorders
  • Understand how to manage the most common side effects of DBS and medication in the short- and long-term follow-up using a multidisciplinary approach
Recommended Audience

This course is intended for movement disorder specialists, functional neurosurgeons, nurse practitioners, other health-allied personnel, and trainees who are involved in the selection, intra- or postoperative management of patients with movement disorders (tremor, dystonia, Parkinson’s disease, etc.) treated by deep brain stimulation surgery and want to strengthen their knowledge in this field.

Physician Competencies
  • Patient care and procedural skills
  • Work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Employ evidence-based practice
  • Increase medical knowledge


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