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Ask the Expert: Deep Brain Stimulation with Dr Wesley Thevathasan

Online Session via Teams (map)

Wed 24th Jul 2024, 5:30pm to 6:30pm (1 hour)

This Ask the Expert session with Dr Wesley Thevathasan will provide insights into how Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) can treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s.

The session will explore who is suitable, when should DBS be considered, the surgery, and how long it takes for DBS to improve symptoms. The session will also provide some insights into how DBS is advancing and what the future may hold.

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).


This event will be held on the Microsoft Teams platform. How you register and join the event might look a little different to what you're used to – but it should be quicker and easier!

  • You can register by selecting the Register button
  • We'll send you a Join Link – there's no need to download anything
  • When you join the event, your camera and microphone will be turned off but you will be able to turn them on
  • You can contact us on (03) 8809 0400 or email

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