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Deep Brain Stimulation Symposium
6 September 2012
Level 7 Auditorium
Queensland Brain Institute
The University of Queensland

Preliminary Program

Current speakers

9.00 am – 9.30 am Prof Peter Silburn , Neurosciences, QLD, Asia-Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation (Australia)
“New directions in DBS”
9.30 am - 10.10 am  Dr Paul Silberstein, Neurologist, Royal North Shore Hospital (Australia)
“Complications of STN DBS”
10.10 am - 10.40 am  Morning tea
10:40 am - 11.20 am  Dr Wesley Thevathasan, Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne (Australia)
“Pedunculopontine nucleus stimulation for gait freezing in Parkinson's disease”
11.20 am - 12.10 pm Prof Pankaj Sah, Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland (Australia)
“The Pedunculoponine nucleus – targeting and electrophysiological properties”
12.10 pm - 1.30 pm Lunch
1.30 pm - 2.20 pm A/Prof William Hutchison, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and Division of Neurosurgery, Toronto Western Hospital (Canada)
"Altered short- and long-term plasticity in basal ganglia of movement disorders patients"
2.20 pm - 3.10 pm Prof Sun Ha Paek, Department of Neurosurgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine (Korea)
"Proposal of international multi-center clinical trial with DBS Electrode Location Analysis System (DELAS)”
3.10 pm - 3.40 pm Afternoon Tea
3.40 pm - 4.20 pm Dr Takomi Taira, Department of Neurosurgery, Tokyo Women’s Medical University (Japan)
"Is DBS always better for movement disorders?"
4.20 pm - 5.00 pm Dr Terry Coyne, Neurosciences QLD, Asia Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation (Australia)
“DBS for Tourette’s Syndrome”
7.00 pm Speakers Dinner, Customs House, 399 Queen St, Brisbane City