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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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MDS-ES: “Tips and Tricks” in Advanced Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders

Join us live on December 3 - 4 from 17:00-19:00 CET for the course lectures and interactive discussion with faculty


Course Directors

Vladimira Vuletic, MD, PhD
Elena Moro, MD, PhD


Fiorella Contarino, MD
Darko Chudy, MD, PhD
Miguel Coelho, MD
Cenk Akbostanci, MD

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 advanced programming options with directional leads, tips for dystonia programming and tremor programming, tips for neurosurgeons, troubleshooting DBS, DBS emergencies and interesting video cases. 

At the end of the course, the video section will allow interactive involvement of participants concerning challenging DBS patients. Attendees will test their acquired knowledge in diagnosis and managing complex DBS cases.

Interactive Components

Join us for live interaction with the expert faculty on both course days.
December 3 (18:30 – 19:00 CET): Ask the Experts Panel Discussion with Moderated Q&A
December 4 (18:00 – 19:00 CET): Ask the Experts Panel Discussion with Moderated Q&A and Video Discussion of Challenging Cases from Faculty

Target 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 
  • Provide an in-depth overview of programming with directional leads
  • Provide tips in programming in dystonia and tremor
  • Discuss troubleshooting options in Parkinson’s disease
  • Describe the strategies for management of DBS emergencies
  • Provide tips for neurosurgeons for successful implantation and great effect
  • Become efficient in managing difficult DBS cases.
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 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must complete an evaluation for each session they attend to receive continuing medical education credit. Your chosen session(s) must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit for individual sessions is not available.

Content Validity Statement:

All recommendations involving clinical medicine in MDS activities are based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the case of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported or used in CME in support or justification of a patient care recommendations conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis. Activities that promote recommendations, treatment or manners of practicing medicine not within the definition of CME or are knowing to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits or are knowing to be ineffective in the treatment of patients do not constitute valid CME.

Disclosure of Financial Relationships:

All individuals in control of content for this webinar are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.