Advanced Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders


Advanced Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders

London, United Kingdom, November 29-30, 2018

Course Directors

Patricia Limousin, MD, PhD, Institute of Neurology, London, United Kingdom
Elena Moro, MD, PhD, Grenoble University, Grenoble, France

Course Description

Advanced DBS in Movement Disorders takes place November 29-30, 2018, in London, United Kingdom.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 standards of care in the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative patient management, a comparison of programming options in different DBS devices, advanced programming options including visualized programming tools, and troubleshooting for failed DBS surgery and various therapy related adverse effects.

Recommended Audience

This course is intended for movement disorder specialists, functional neurosurgeons, nurse practitioners, and trainees who are already 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 in depth overview of the selection process of candidates for deep brain stimulation in various subtypes of Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and tremor
  • Outline the efficacy and associated risks for DBS in various subtypes of Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and tremor
  • List the different electrical parameters that can be adjusted for DBS and outline their biological effect including advanced programming options such as interleaving, multiple independent current control, current steering, etc
  • Describe the strategies for adjustment of medication and DBS settings, especially for Parkinson’s disease, and discuss troubleshooting strategies for dysarthria, balance problems, gait problems, neuropsychiatric problems
  • Describe the strategies for analyzing the causes of “failed DBS surgery” and solutions
  • Describe the indirect and direct stereotactic definition of all implant targets (STN, GPi, VIM, VOA, subthalamic area)
  • List key points that describe the long-term management of DBS patients

Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Institute of Neurology, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Accreditation Statement

An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event.

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 closes November 15, 2018

MDS Member: $300 USD
Junior/Waived Dues MDS Member: $200 USD
Non-Member: $400 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.


Bursary/Travel Grant Application

Deadline to apply is Friday, September 21, 2018


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