Stanford Neurosurgeon to discuss what to do when PD medications stop working. Palo Alto, September 19

Stanford Neurosurgeon to discuss what to do when PD medications stop working. Palo Alto, September 19

Casey Halpern, Neurosurgeon, Stanford Medicine, will discuss “Parkinson’s Disease: What to Do when the Meds Stop Working,” at the Stanford Quarterly Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) support group on Thursday, September 19, from 11:00-12:45 at the Wellness Room, Neuroscience Health Center. An RSVP is required to attend.

When: 
Thursday, September 19, from 11:00am-12:45pm. A light snack will be provided, Presentation will begin at 11:30.

Where: 
Stanford Neuroscience Health Center, Wellness Room, 213 Quarry Road, Palo Alto CA 94304. Parking is available in the adjacent garage for $ 2 for the first 2 hours, with $ 1/hour thereafter. Valet parking is also available.

An RSVP is REQUIRED by 9/17/2019 to stevenr1@stanford.edu.
Please provide your name and the number in your party. Because seating is limited and a light meal will be provided we cannot accommodate walk-ins for this meeting.

About the Group: 
The group meets quarterly on the 3rd Thursday in March, June, September, and December. Information is provided to anyone interested in learning more about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery as a treatment option for Parkinson’s. The group is open to the public (but, as noted, an RSVP is required for each meeting.) To join the reminder email list, please send an email to stevenr1@stanford.edu .

About the Speaker: 
Casey H. Halpern, MD, is Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Halpern received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Neurological Surgery and a fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He focuses on the surgical treatment of movement disorders and epilepsy and has particular interest in minimally invasive surgical approaches, as well as neurostimulation procedures.

You can learn more about Dr. Halpern’s research projects on behavioral disinhibition and more here: The Halpern-Malenka Lab

Resources: 
We have information about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery on our Surgical Therapies page.

We have stories and personal feedback from those who have experienced DBS Surgery on our DBS Stories page.