Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders - Milan - Course Program

Course Program

Course Directors

Prof. Alberto Albanese, MD, Milan, Italy
Dr. Angelo Franzini, MD, Milan, Italy
Dr. Francesc Valldeoriola, MD, PhD, Barcelona, Spain

Day 1
13:00-13:15 Welcome and introduction
Alberto Albanese, Angelo Franzini, Francesc Valldeoriola
13:15-14:00 General introduction to DBS
Alberto Albanese
14:00-14:15 Discussion
14:15-15:00 DBS for Parkinson's disease
Elena Moro
15:00-15:15 Discussion
15:15-15:30 Break
15:30-16:15 DBS for dystonia
Alberto Albanese
16:15-16:30 Discussion
16:30-17:15 DBS for tremor
Mario Zappia
17:15-17:30 Discussion
17:30-18:00 Surgical procedure
Carlo Marras
18:00-18:30 Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring
Alberto Priori
18:30-18:45 Discussion


Day 2
9:00-9:30 Introduction to the programming of DBS systems
Mario Rizzone
9:30-9:45 Discussion
9:45-10:30 Postoperative adjustment period in advanced Parkinson's disease
Luigi Romito
10:30-10:45 Discussion
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-11:30 Hardware-related complications
Angelo Franzini
11:30-11:45 Discussion
11:45-12:15 DBS for other movement disorders
Francesc Valldeoriola
12:15-12:30 Discussion
12:30-13:15 Lunch
13:15-15:15 Small group sessions with 1-2 DBS patients to discuss:
  • Treatment course
  • Postoperative management problems
  • Stimulation settings

    Luigi Romito, Mario Rizzone, Gianluca Ardolino, Francesca Mancini, Maurizio Zibetti
15:15-15:30 Wrap up and adjourn