MDS-PAS 2nd School on Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders

Gainesville Neuromodulation
MDS-PAS 2nd School on Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders
Gainesville, FL, USA – December 12-13, 2019

UF Health
Course Directors

Michael A. Okun MD, Tiago A. Mestre, MD, MSc
Local Co-Director: Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora

Course DescriptionThe MDS-PAS 2nd School on Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders takes place in Gainesville, FL, USA December 12-13, 2019.

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.

Recommended Audience

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.

Learning Objectives 
  • 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
CME Information

Accreditation Statement
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society designates this activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Physician Competencies

  • Patient care and procedural skills
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Increase medical knowledge

Overall Goal Statement
The goal of this program is to provide practical information on various developments and standards within the field of movement disorders.


Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville
1714 SW 34th St, Gainesville, FL 32607
+1 (352) 371-3600

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 deadline:
December 1, 2019

Member: $375 USD
Non-Member: $475 USD
Junior/Waived Dues Member: $225 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.


Travel Bursary Application 

A limited number of travel bursaries are available for MDS Members of Waived Dues countries.
To see if you are a member of a Waived Dues elibgible country, view the list here.

Deadline to apply for a travel bursary is October 31, 2019.


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