015 Brain Stimulation: New Targets and Approaches

Saturday, April 25
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: 206AB; BCEC

Fee: $650

Assistant Director(s): Sharona Ben-Haim, MD

Faculty: Ellen L. Air, MD, PhD, FAANS; Casey Harrison Halpern, MD, FAANS ; Michael G. Kaplitt, MD, PhD, FAANS; Robert Allen McGovern, MD; Tejas Sankar, MD, FAANS (Canada); Jennifer A. Sweet, MD, FAANS ; Donald M. Whiting, MD, FAANS

Practical aspects of surgery for the treatment of Parkinsons disease, tremor and dystonia will be presented. Emphasis will be on anatomical and physiological targeting strategies, intraoperative decision-making, troubleshooting, complication avoidance and management. Cases and intraoperative scenarios will be presented for interactive discussion between the audience and faculty. Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for emerging indications and practical considerations regarding the economics of DBS will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives: After completing this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Apply the principles and techniques of DBS and lesioning surgeries.
  • Identify the latest developments in new DBS technology and device features.
  • Discuss emerging neurological and psychiatric indications for DBS.