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DBS for OCD Basic Adults in Amsterdam

Date: 2-3 October 2018   Venue: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This training program will be in English language. The preliminary agenda will be publised on the ECMT website soon.

Prof. Denys

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ECMT Course Director
Damiaan Denys
Department of Psychiatry (PA.2-179)
Academic Medical Center
University of Amsterdam
PO Box 75867

Prof. Schuurman

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ECMT Course Director
Curriculum Vitae to follow

Course Description

These 2 day tutorials offer 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
- Evaluate acute postsurgical patients


An application for accrediation will be submitted with ABAN