Deep Brain Stimulation in Movement Disorders


Deep Brain Stimulation in Movement Disorders

Hyderabad, India – November 8-10, 2019

Course Directors

Rupam Borgohain, DM, and Rukmini Mridula Kandadai, DM – Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences

Deep Brain Stimulation in Movement Disorders will take place November 8-10, 2019, in Hyderabad, India. Course Description

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder. Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is being increasingly used as a therapeutic modality for drug refractory movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and tremor. Young neurologists who propose to become movement disorder specialists require specific expertise and skills for managing drug refractory patients with deep brain stimulation. General neurologists will also be increasingly confronted with management of these patients with chronic neurological conditions.

This course is intended for neurologists, neurosurgeons and paramedics who involve in care of movement disorder patients and will focus on preoperative, intra operative and postoperative management of DBS surgery patients and the various programming strategies, long term issues and causes and solutions of failed DBS surgery.

Recommended Audience

The course is intended for young neurologists intending to specialize in movement disorders, movement disorder specialists, functional neurosurgeons, nurse practitioners and trainees who are involved in the process of Deep Brain Stimulation.

Learning Objectives 
  • Provide an overview of process of patient selection, anatomical targeting, surgical method including live demonstration, efficacy and risks involved in DBS in Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and tremor
  • Outline the electrical parameters that can be adjusted and advanced programming options such as interleaving, multiple independent current control, current steering, etc.
  • Discuss the strategies for drug adjustment and DBS setting adjustment post operatively including long term management
  • Discuss trouble shooting and DBS related complications and gait, balance issues and dysarthria
  • Describe the causes and problem solving in failed DBS surgery

Hotel Taj Krishna, Hyderabad, India

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MDS Member: $80 USD
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Non-Member: $100 USD

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