Controversies in Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Friday, January 18

In this session, we will debate the role of various surgical options in the treatment of patients with essential tremor and other movement disorders. Speakers will debate the use of ultrasound vs. deep brain stimulation in essential tremor patients, and the advantages or disadvantages of neurophysiologic recordings in deep brain stimulation surgeries. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the patient selection and outcomes of FUS in patients with essential tremor.
  • Explain the role of neurophysiologic recordings in deep brain stimulation surgery.
  • Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of deep brain stimulation for essential tremor.
  • Identify the different types of neurophysiologic recordings in deep brain stimulation for movement disorders.

Controversies in Surgical Treatment of Essential Tremor – Is FUS a Viable Alternate to Deep Brain Stimulation?: YES

W. Jeffrey Elias, MD

Controversies in Surgical Treatment of Essential Tremor – Is FUS a Viable Alternate to Deep Brain Stimulation?: NO

Kathryn L. Holloway, MD

Controversies in Surgical Technique – Neurophysiology is Required for Optimal Deep Brain Stimulation Targeting: YES

Ashwin Viswanathan, MD

Controversies in Surgical Technique – Neurophysiology is Required for Optimal Deep Brain Stimulation Targeting: NO

Kim Burchiel, MD

Faculty subject to change.