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Deep Brain Stimulation for movement disorders, A tutorial for the surgical team and the movement disorder neurologist

Date: 23-24 October 2012   Venue: Montpellier, France

This training will be in English language

Prof. Coubes

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ECMT Course Director
Professor Philippe COUBES is Head of the Unit for Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery and of the Unit for Pediatric...

Course description

These 2 day tutorials offer stereotactic neurosurgeons the opportunity to expand their knowledge in the application of DBS for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and Dystonia. The tutorials combine theoretical learning and hands-on experience

Target Audience

Neurologists and Neurosurgeons dealing with Parkinson’s Disease and Dystonia patients and interested in the use of DBS for the treatment of these conditions (referrers or implanters).

Topics to be covered

Day 1:

  • DBS and dystonic/dyskinetic syndromes; classifications, patient evaluation, selection criteria
  • Patient management
  • Physiopathology of movement disorders
  • MRI guided lead implantation
  • Presentation case to be operated on day 2
  • Case presentations by the audience (to be submitted in advance)

Day 2:

  • Frame
  • MRI session
  • Operating planning
  • Bilateral surgery
  • IPG insertion




This training program was granted 10 European CME credits with UEMS/EACCME. Event code 8416.