MDS-PAS 2nd School on Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders
Michael A. Okun MD, Tiago A. Mestre, MD, MSc
Local Co-Director: Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora
The MDS-PAS 2nd School on Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders will provide a unique opportunity for neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurses, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, and other allied health personnel to receive an overview on current neuromodulation techniques with a particular emphasis on patient cases and real time programming sessions. Topics will focus on all aspects of this surgical modality for Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, and tremor.
The course program will be divided into morning and afternoon sessions, with the morning featuring introductory lectures on Neuromodulation. The format of these presentations will be lectures with dedicated time for Q&A. The afternoon will include small groups and case presentation sessions. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn different steps that lead to a successful neuromodulation program beginning with selection of surgical candidates and establishing surgical strategies for lead implantation, including imaging and neurophysiology recordings.
Movement disorder specialists, neurologists with interest in movement disorders, functional neurosurgeons, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists and other health-allied personnel, and trainees who have interest in deep brain stimulation surgery and want to strengthen their knowledge in this field.
- Improve knowledge of basic tenants of neurostimulation for movement disorders, including putative mechanisms of action, surgical techniques and intra-operative microrecording
- Evaluate the selection criteria for the successful referral of movement disorder patients for Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
- Assess outcomes after DBS in movement disorder patients and potential complications
- Apply core concepts of DBS programming for integration into long-term care plans in movement disorder patients
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