Barrow Center for Neuromodulation Discussion Group

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Next meeting in the fall

The next meeting of the BCN discussion group will be next fall on 19 September 2013.

Subject to be determined and announced.

Date: 
19 Sept 2013
Location: 
Mohammed Ali Parkinson's Center, Multipurpose Room

Novel Approach to Therapeutics for Depression

Please join us for a discussion of novel approaches to treating depression, when Dr. Ron Lukas will discuss progress of the National Cooperative Drug Discovery and Development Group.

Date: 
April 18 2013, 5 PM
Location: 
MAPC All Purpose Room, 3rd floor of the 240 Building

Neurostimulation for early Parkinson's disease

Please join us for a discussion of using neurostimulation for the early treatment of Parkinson's disease.

Dr. Ponce will lead the discussion of the article "Neurostimulation for Parkinson's Disease with Early Motor Complications" by Schuepbach et al. 2013. New England Journal of Medicine 368(7): 610-622.

Date: 
21 March 2013 5 PM
Location: 
Mohammed Ali Parkinson's Center, Multipurpose Room

Dysrhythmias and Tics

Please join us to discuss how network dysrhythmias may be related to motor tics. Dr. Alan Gibson will lead the discussion of the paper "Global Dysrhythmia of Cerebro-Basal Ganglia–Cerebellar Networks Underlies Motor Tics following Striatal Disinhibition" by McCarin, Iriki, and Isoda, Journal of Neuroscience, 2013, 33(2):679-708.

Date: 
21 Feb 2013 5 PM
Location: 
Mohammed Ali Parkinson Center Multipurpose Room

Treating Depression with Neuromodulation

Please join us for a discussion of treating depression with neuromodulation. Dr. Ron Lukas will lead the discussion.

Date: 
17 January 2013 5 PM
Location: 
Mohammed Ali Parkinson Center Conference Room

High-field MRI for DBS Lead Placement

Please join us for a discussion of using high-field MRI for DBS lead placement. Dr. Ponce will lead discussion of the recent article:

"Clinical outcomes of PD patients having bilateral STN DBS using high-field interventional MR-imaging for lead placement" (2012). Jill L. Ostrema, Nicholas B. Galifianakis, Leslie C. Markun, Jamie K. Grace, Alastair J. Martin, Philip A. Starr, Paul S. Larson. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, in press.

Please note the time change to 5 PM.

Date: 
8 Nov 2012 5 PM
Location: 
Conference room of the Mohammed Ali Parkinson's Center on the 3rd floor of the 240 building.

Predicting Seizure Onset Zones from Human Microwire Recordings

The first discussion group for this academic year will cover a paper that we currently have in review on using single neuron microwire recordings in human epilepsy patients to predict which brain areas may require resection to treat seizures.

"A Statistical Method for Predicting Seizure Onset Zones from Human Single-Neuron Recordings", André B Valdez, Erin N Hickman, David M Treiman, Kris A Smith and Peter N Steinmetz. Journal of Neural Engineering, in review.

Date: 
18 Oct 2012 4:30 PM
Location: 
Mohammed Ali Parkinson Center Conference Room

Meeting Times and Location During 2012-2013 Year

During the academic year from September 2012 - May 2013 the BCN Discussion group will meet 4:30 - 6 PM on the third Thursday of the month, in the Mohammed Ali Parkinson Center conference room (3rd floor of the 240 Building).

More information to come about subjects and exact dates.

Dopamine Cell Transplant in Parkinson's Disease

Please join us when Dr. Rohit Dhall will lead the discussion on the use of dopamine cell transplants to treat Parkinson's Disease.

The paper will be "Dopamine Cell Transplantation for Parkinson's Disease: The Importance of Controlled Clinical Trials" by Curt Freed, Wenbo Zhou, and Robert Breeze. Neurotherapeutics (2011) 8:549-651.

Date: 
23 May 2012
Location: 
Eldorado Room, 6th floor Neuroscience Tower

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