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DBS for OCD Basic Adults in Leuven

Date: 16 February 2012   Venue: Leuven, Belgium

This training was granted 6 European CME credits with UEMS/EACCME

Prof. Nuttin

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ECMT Course Director
- Medical Doctor with great distinction. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, 19...

Prof. Gabriëls

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ECMT Course Director
Loes Gabriëls is Professor in Psychiatry at the university of Leuven and holds a degree in Masters of Sciences in Engin...

Course Description

This 1-day tutorial offers stereotactic neurosurgeons and psychiatrists the opportunity to expand their knowledge in the application of DBS for the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

The tutorials combine theoretical learning and hands-on experience.

Target Audience

Stereotactic neurosurgeons with at least 2 or more years of experience and psychiatrists with:
- Interest in the use of DBS as an alternative treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Wish to learn the practical aspects of the therapy
- Interest to improve and expand their knowledge on implant techniques

Learning Objectives

At the end of this training participants will:
- Treat OCD according to the Current treatment options for OCD
- Select patients for DBS according to the psychiatric and neurosurgical selection criteria
- Master neuroimaging and neuroanatomy
- Implant and program neurostimulator
- Manage post-implant patients