08.11.2018 - 09.11.2018
Advanced Workshop on Myelodysplastic Syndromes
[Mercure Hotel Düsseldorf City Nord, Düsseldorf]
08.11.2018 - 09.11.2018
9. DBS Akademie Düsseldorf
[08.11.2018 Leonardo Royal Hotel Düsseldorf Königsallee, Düsseldorf
9.11.2018 Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf, Gebäude 11.54
5. Ulmer Herbstsymposium
[Universitätsklinikum Ulm - Oberer Eselsberg - Hörsaal der Klinik für Chirurgie, Ulm]
Hohenlind im Dialog
[Landhaus Kuckuck, Köln]
16.11.2018 - 18.11.2018
XVII. Intensivkurs NRW
[ATLANTIC Congress Hotel Essen, Essen]

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10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.


Hans Michael Piper, President of the Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf (D)
Joachim Windolf, Dean of the Medical Faculty, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf (D)


10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Key note lecture

Alfons Schnitzler, Düsseldorf (D)
Jan Vesper, Düsseldorf (D)

Pathophysiology of basal ganglia disorders
Mark Hallett, Bethesda (USA)


11:00 a.m. - 12.30 a.m.

Basic mechanisms and animal models of DBS

Joseph Huston, Düsseldorf (D)
Alfons Schnitzler, Düsseldorf (D)

The role of the basal ganglia model to establish a closed loop system
Hagai Bergman, Jerusalem (IS)

Animal models of DBS
Clement Hamani, Toronto (CAN)

Optogenetics to deconstruct DBS networks
Jamie Henderson, Stanford (USA)


12:30 a.m. - 01:30 p.m.

Break / visitation of the exhibition


01:30 p.m. - 02:30 p.m.

Satellite symposium

Company visions for DBS - Medtronic GmbH

Welcome & Introduction
Ali Sarem-Aslani, Meerbusch (D)

OPTIVISE - Individualized patient planning and programming toolkit
Gabi Molnar, Minneapolis (USA)

MRI-Safety for DBS systems - State of the Art
Heather Orser, Minneapolis (USA)


02:30 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.

Short presentations I

Rüdiger Hilker-Roggendorf, Frankfurt (D)
Lars Wojtecki, Düsseldorf (D)

Gamma and theta oscillations in movement disorders
Andrea Kühn, Berlin (D)

Target definition by Diffusion Tensor Imaging
Volker Coenen, Freiburg (D)

Substania nigra DBS for freezing of gait
Rejko Krüger, Tübingen (D)

Abstract Presentations


04:00 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.

Break / visitation of the exhibition


04:30 p.m. - 05:30 p.m.

Satellite symposium

Company visions for DBS - St. Jude Medical

Past, present and future from a technology perspective
Daniel Powell, Plano (USA)

Partnering to expand clinical evidence and indications
Kevin Wilson, Plano (USA)


05:30 p.m. - 07:00 p.m.

Human electrophysiology and imaging

Andrea Kühn, Berlin (D)
Alfons Schnitzler, Düsseldorf (D)

Beta oscillations in PD - causal or correlational?
Peter Brown, Oxford (UK)

Neuroimaging findings in patients with DBS
Rüdiger Hilker-Roggendorf, Frankfurt (D)

Tractography-activation models for DBS
Cameron McIntyre, Cleveland (USA)


07:00 p.m.



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