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Parallel Session 3411

Deep Brain Stimulation: From Understanding Mechanisms to Clinical Application

Tuesday, August 29, 2023
15:00 – 17:00


In this session, the faculty will give an overview on fundamental physiological underpinnings of DBS from animal work to computational methods; present clinical criteria for patient selection and discuss current translational developments of DBS optimization for clinical practice.

Hagai Bergman, Israel 
Andrea Kühn, Germany

Mechanisms of DBS: From Cellular Activation to Network Modulation 
Hagai Bergman, Israel 

Expanding Indications for DBS
Jean-Pierre Lin, United Kingdom

How Can We Individualize DBS Treatment Using Innovative Imaging and Computational Approaches
Roxanne Lofredi, Germany 

CSPC Liaison: 
Andrea Kühn, Germany

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be better able to:

  1. Describe the different mechanisms of DBS on system level and time scale
  2. Discuss inclusion criteria and pro and con for new DBS indications. Evaluate their patients eligible for DBS, name the patient selection criteria for DBS, red flags, pitfalls for new indications within movement disorders
  3. Summarize current developments in imaging (connectomics), electrophysiology (aDBS), computational developments (parameter selection) for DBS optimization and its use in clinical practice

Recommended Audience:
Clinician, Researcher / Basic Scientist, Health Professional (non-physician), Fellow / Resident / Student, Industry

Education Level:
Beginner/Foundational, Intermediate/Experienced, Advanced/Expert

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