Key Opinion Leaders Gathered at the Mid-Atlantic Consensus Meeting to Discuss Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinsonís Disease
On February 20th ‐ 21st 2015, The Parkinson Alliance hosted their second consensus meeting to discuss current views on Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s disease (PD). The meeting was held in Richmond, Virginia, and in attendance were neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurophysiologists, and industry. The focus of this discussion was to develop guidelines for best practice of DBS for PD. The document includes opinions from experienced treatment providers and industry about DBS therapy for individuals with PD. Moreover, the report provides informative perspectives about the current status of DBS, patient selection/candidacy for DBS therapy, the surgical procedure, and programming. There is indisputable evidence that DBS is an intervention that can help improve quality of life for people living with PD. That said, clinicians and scientists are continuously studying DBS to figure out ways to make it better and safer for people to manage their disease.
This report was intended for two audiences, health care professionals and individuals with PD and their families. Given the robust content of the discussion, we decided to have an integrated, comprehensive report for all of its readers.
Click on the link below for a full report on the DBS Consensus Meeting
Mid-Atlantic Consensus Meeting to Discuss Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease