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Management of movement disorders using deep brain stimulation – focus on Parkinson's disease

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This education is accredited: RACGP 2 CPD, ACRRM 1 CME PD.

Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurological condition in Australia, and effective management requires a multidisciplinary team approach involving pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments. This module explores the latest evidence-based approach to the management of Parkinson's disease, dystonia and essential tremor, with a focus on the role of deep brain stimulation in the treatment of neurological symptoms and new advances in this therapy.

On completion of this educational activity participants will be able to:
  • Provide an overview of the therapeutic management of Parkinson’s disease (PD).
  • Describe the place in therapy of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for PD and other movement disorders and the benefits it may offer patients.
  • Outline the surgical procedures involved in DBS and the role of the GP in referral and follow-up.
  • Recognise which patients are likely to be suitable and unsuitable candidates for DBS.

This activity is sponsored by Boston Scientific.

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Management of movement disorders using deep brain stimulation – Education
Management of movement disorders using deep brain stimulation – Evaluation