Advanced Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders

The Hague

Advanced Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders
The Hague, Netherlands – November 14-15, 2019

Advanced DBS for Movement Disorders takes place in The Hague, Netherlands, November 14-15, 2019.Course Directors

Maria Fiorella Contarino, MD, Haga Teaching Hospital
Elena Moro, MD, PhD, Grenoble Alpes University

Course Description

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a proved effective treatment for Parkinson’s disease and dystonia. So far, about 150,000 patients worldwide have been treated with DBS for disabling movement disorder. It is part of the movement disorders neurologist education and knowledge to know at least the basis of this therapy. Indeed, also general neurologists will be increasingly confronted with the management of these surgical patients, who suffer from chronic neurological conditions, thus requiring lifelong care. This advanced course is intended for neurologists, neurosurgeons, and nurse practitioners who are already involved in the care of DBS patients. The course will focus on standards of care in the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative patient management, a comparison of programming options in different DBS devices, advanced programming options including visualized programming tools, and troubleshooting for failed DBS surgery and various therapy-related adverse effects.

Recommended Audience

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

Learning Objectives 

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Provide an in depth overview of the selection process of candidates for deep brain stimulation in various subtypes of Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and tremor
  • Outline the efficacy and associated risks for DBS in various subtypes of Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and tremor
  • Describe the strategies for adjustment of medication and DBS settings, including advanced stimulation options, and discuss troubleshooting options in case of “failed DBS surgery” due to insufficient effect or side effects
  • Describe the indirect and direct stereotactic targeting of all DBS targets
  • Describe the medical and surgical management of DBS complications in the short and long term

Haga Teaching Hospital (HagaZiekenhuis)

Accreditation Information

An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME® for continuing medical education accreditation for this event.

Visa Statement

MDS is able to provide participants with a Letter of Support and any course-related documentation needed to assist in obtaining a visa. Please note that MDS is unable to contact the Embassy on your behalf. It is the responsibility of each participant to make the necessary arrangements related to this process. However, if the official handling your application needs further clarification, please have them contact






Registration closes November 1, 2019.

Member: $300 USD
Junior/Waived Dues Member: $200 USD
Non-Member: $400 USD


Registration includes entrance to all sessions, course materials, catering, and 1-year associate membership for eligible non-members. To find out more about associate membership or eligibility, please visit the Associate Membership webpage.

Registration may be cancelled up until 2 weeks before the course, minus a $25 USD cancellation fee.  After this time, the registration fee is nonrefundable.


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