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maximizing the use of imaging in DBS surgery

Date: 8-9 May 2017   Venue: London, United Kingdom

This training program is organized for a group of Polish physicians and will be in English language. Registration is closed.

Mr. Zrinzo

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Course description

Course on Image Verified approach to DBS Surgery.
As Medical Imaging improves it becomes possible not only to see the anatomical target for DBS surgery but also to verify that the leads have reached the correct location. There is evidence that lead location on post-op MRI is more predictive of clinical outcome than MER recording. In addition there is the added benefit of being able to offer surgery to patients under general anesthesia without having to withdraw from PD medication.
This course will allow participants to explore the methods required to adopt an Image Verified approach to DBS surgery in their own institution

Target audience

We suggest that centers send representative delegates from neurosurgery, neurology and neuroradiology or MRI physics (a maximum of 2 centers will join a meeting to allow 1-to-1 discussions). 

Course objectives

The Monday morning will cover a series of didactic lectures followed by a discussion; the afternoon includes a multidisciplinary meeting around patient selection, and/or a workshop on targeting, using different images and targets. Safety briefing for observing the iMRI interventions the following day. On Tuesday, the delegates will attend the surgery to see how the approach works in live conditions.
Parallel tracks for Monday afternoon:
* Clinicians in clinic session
* Radiologist/MR physicist do the targeting and MRI machine settings and review.

On Tuesday, specific targeting and planning for the 2 patients to be implanted.

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Accreditation

This training program is in the process of application for European accreditation by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education EACCME.