2nd Summer School on Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders


2nd Summer School on Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders

Würzburg, Germany – September 6-8, 2018

Course Directors

Jens Volkmann, MD, PhD, University Hospital Würzburg
Elena Moro, MD, PhD, University Hospital Grenoble

Course Description

The 2nd Summer School on Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders takes place September 6-8, 2018, in Würzburg, Germany.The MDS-European Section 2nd Summer School on Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders gives a unique opportunity for neurologists, neurosurgeons, nurses and other allied health personnel to receive an overview on neuromodulation techniques with hands-on sessions, in particular concerning deep brain stimulation (DBS).

Students will attend lectures and panel discussions with question and answer sessions in the morning. They will also attend hand-on sessions dealing with the programming of CE marked DBS systems, surgical planning, postoperative lead location and visualized programming. Students will also see how to program and follow real patients with DBS, and engage in a constructive discussion with the international experts. Attendees are also encouraged to bring own case-study videos and discuss them with faculty. Topics will focus on all aspects of surgery for Parkinson’s disease, dystonia, tremor and children with movement disorders.

This course is mostly intended for neurologists, neurosurgeons, and movement disorders nurses who are interested in specializing in neuromodulation surgery for movement disorders patients. A working knowledge of English is required.

Recommended Audience

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

Learning Objectives
  • Provide an overview of surgery for movement disorders patients, including mechanisms of action, basics in surgical techniques and intraoperative microrecording

  • Understand the criteria and the available tools for selection for DBS surgery in movement disorders patients

  • Discuss the different outcomes of DBS in movement disorders patients

  • Be familiar with the bases of DBS programming in the different movement disorders

  • Understand how to manage the most common side effects of DBS and medication in the short- and long-term follow-up using a multidisciplinary approach


Burkardushaus Würzburg
Am Bruderhof 1
97070 Würzburg

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 education@movementdisorders.org


Registration closes August 23, 2018

MDS Member: $350 USD
Non-Member: $450 USD
Junior/Waived Dues MDS Member: $200 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.

Refund Policy: For cancellation 2 weeks in advance of a course the registration fee will be 100% refunded, minus a $25 administrative fee.  For cancellation within 2 weeks of a course, the registration fee is non-refundable. 


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