Ask the Expert: Deep Brain Stimulation and Parkinson’s – now and into the future
Online Session via Teams (map)
Wed 9th Aug 2023, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (1 hour)
Join us to hear the latest information on advances in Deep Brain Stimulation.
Deep Brain Stimulation is a treatment for Parkinson’s which is increasingly common and is becoming more sophisticated and able to treat a range of symptoms. This Ask the Expert session will provide information about how Deep Brain Stimulation treats symptoms of Parkinson’s.
About the Expert:
Dr Wesley Thevathasan undertook his medical degree and neurological training in Melbourne. He then further specialised in movement disorders and deep brain stimulation at the National Hospital, Queen Square, London and the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. He was appointed honorary consultant neurologist at Oxford where he managed the deep brain stimulation of hundreds of patients. After helping develop a new form of deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease (PPN DBS), he received a doctorate from the University of Oxford. Dr Thevathasan currently holds an NHMRC research fellowship and project grant to advance the effectiveness of deep brain stimulation. He sits on international committees creating guidelines for DBS. He guides DBS implantation at major public hospitals in Melbourne (RMH, Austin, St Vincents) and consults privately at Cabrini Hospital (Malvern) and Melbourne Private Hospital (Parkville).