International Conference on Deep Brain Stimulation - 25 Years
The International Conference on Deep Brain Stimulation - 25 years - will take place in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 30 - 31 May, 2013.
The topics of the scientific program include
1) Basic mechanisms and animal models of DBS
2) Human electrophysiology and imaging
3) Deep Brain Stimulation in
- Movement disorders
- Neuropsychiatric disorders
- Dementia / epilepsy / pain
4) History, visions, ethics
In the past 25 years the development of deep brain stimulation has revolutionized the treatment of Parkinson´s disease and other movement disorders. Although the mechanisms of DBS are still not fully understood the remarkable therapeutic efficacy of DBS in Parkinson´s disease and tremor has prompted clinical and basic research to scrutinize further applications in neurological and psychiatric disorders. At the same time DBS has tremendously fostered research in basal ganglia physiology and pathophysiology.
This conference will provide a unique opportunity to cover and discuss the current state-of-the-art, hot topics, and future directions of DBS in plenary talks, symposia, short oral communications and poster presentations.