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Part 1: Selected Presentations from Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders, OCD, and Epilepsy

Drs. R. Mark Richardson, Houman Homayoun and Jamie Pardini each present from Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders, OCD, and Epilepsy Symposium.

Educational objectives:

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

  • Review scientific background of DBS for Parkinsons Disease
  • Describe the use of a neuropsychological assessment with respect to DBS candidates
  • Discuss indications and outcomes for DBS in Parkinsons Disease

Reading Resources:

  1. Kringelbach et al., Eur J Neurosci, 2010.
  2. Engel et al., Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 2005.
  3. Schuepbach WM, Rau J, Knudsen K, Volkmann J, Krack P, Timmermann L, Hälbig TD, Hesekamp H, Navarro SM, Meier N, Falk D, Mehdorn M, Paschen S, Maarouf M, Barbe MT, Fink GR, Kupsch A, Gruber D, Schneider GH, Seigneuret E, Kistner A, Chaynes P, Ory-Magne F, Brefel Courbon C, Vesper J, Schnitzler A, Wojtecki L, Houeto JL, Bataille B, Maltête D, Damier P, Raoul S, Sixel-Doering F, Hellwig D, Gharabaghi A, Krüger R, Pinsker MO, Amtage F, Régis JM, Witjas T, Thobois S, Mertens P, Kloss M, Hartmann A, Oertel WH, Post B, Speelman H, Agid Y, Schade-Brittinger C, Deuschl G; EARLYSTIM Study Group. Neurostimulation for Parkinson's disease with early motor complications. N Engl J Med. 2013 Feb 14;368(7):610-22.


Drs. Richardson, Homayoun, and Pardini have reported no relevant relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.175) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.75 contact hour.

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Release Date: 6/10/2015 | Last Modified On: 5/10/2015 | Expires: 6/10/2016

Transcript - Richardson

Transcript - Homayoun

Transcript - Pardini

Transcript - Richardson (DBS Surgery)


R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD

R. Mark Richardson, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery
Director, Epilepsy and Movement Disorders Surgery
Director, Brain Modulation Laboratory
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Houman Homayoun, MD

Houman Homayoun, MD Houman Homayoun, MD Assistant Professor of Neurology
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Jamie Pardini, PhD

Jamie Pardini, PhD Jamie Pardini, PhD, a neuropsychologist, joined the Department of Neurological Surgery in July of 2012, as an assistant professor.
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