Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach presents a webinar next month on deep brain stimulation (DBS). Jaimie Henderson, MD, Stanford Neurosurgery, will discuss the latest developments in DBS surgery as well as future enhancements. This webinar is open to anyone interested in learning more about this treatment option, candidates, care partners and the community.
Thursday, September 17, 11am-12:30pm (PT)
Description: Dr. Jaimie Henderson, a neurosurgeon at Stanford with extensive experience in DBS for Parkinson’s Disease, will address these topics:
* Who is a good candidate for DBS?
* How does DBS (deep brain stimulation) surgery work?
* What’s new with DBS?
* What’s on the horizon for DBS?
In this 90-minute webinar, there will be time for audience questions on DBS in Parkinson’s Disease.
Hosted by the Stanford DBS Support Group
About the speaker:
Jaimie Henderson, MD
John and Jene Blume – Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor
Director, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
Dr. Henderson received his MD from Chicago’s Rush Medical College, completed his residency in Neurosurgery at Saint Louis University and fellowship training in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. Following his residency and fellowship training, he developed the movement disorders surgery program at St. Louis University, where he remained on staff for 7 years. He then moved to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where he developed innovative surgical techniques for DBS placement. He has directed the Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery program at Stanford since 2004.
Dr. Henderson is an expert in the surgical treatment of movement disorders and chronic pain, and is active in research to improve stereotactic navigation and the efficacy of neuromodulatory therapies for movement disorders, pain, and other neurological diseases. Dr. Henderson is one of the world’s foremost experts on the application of image-guided surgical techniques to functional neurosurgical procedures such as the placement of DBS for movement disorders, epilepsy, pain, and psychiatric diseases. This innovative technology has revolutionized the practice of neurosurgery, allowing for safer and more effective operations with reduced operating time. His groundbreaking work on frameless functional neurosurgery has become the standard technique for many neurosurgeons throughout the world.
About the host:
The webinar will be hosted by Steven Russell, whose late father had Parkinson’s Disease. Steven facilitates Stanford’s quarterly DBS support group meeting as well as several PD caregiver-only support group meetings.
About Stanford PD outreach services and email lists:
To learn more about the services provided by Stanford Parkinson’s Community Outreach, see our website.
If you live/work in the Palo Alto, CA area and would like to join our Stanford DBS support group email list, please contact us.
And if you’d like to be added to the “Stanford PD Info” email list, from which you can learn about future webinars, please complete our online form.