Saturday, April 13

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


019 Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS): Update and New Directions

Supported by an educational grant from Abbott and Boston Scientific Neuromodulation

Fee: $450

Director(s): Sameer A. Sheth, MD, PhD, FAANS

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

Faculty: Aviva Abosch, MD, PhD, FAANS; Ellen L. Air, MD, PhD, FAANS; Casey Harrison Halpern, MD, FAANS ; Michael G. Kaplitt, MD, PhD, FAANS; Paul S. Larson, MD, FAANS; Robert Allen McGovern, MD; John D. Rolston, MD, PhD; 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:
  • Evaluate patients with Parkinson’s disease, tremor and dystonia for surgical management.
  • Apply the principles and techniques of DBS and lesioning surgeries.
  • Discuss emerging neurological and psychiatric indications for DBS.