SciNaPPS Seminar: Therapeutic Brain Stimulation
30 April 2012
SciNaPPS - Science, Neurology, and Psychiatry/Psychology Seminars - presents this free seminar on therapeutic brain stimulation at the Brain and Mind Research Institute.
Presented by Associate Professor Zelma H. T. Kiss MD, from the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Therapeutic brain stimulation (TBS) has revolutionised the treatment of Parkinson's disease, tremor and dystonia over the past 15 years.
While its mechanisms remain the subject of investigation, what we have learned is that it has different effects depending on the properties of the site being stimulated. Its effects are specific to local axon terminals, soma and afferent/efferent pathways of the target. In some cases TBS may also induce changes in the whole network.
These mechanisms suggest that TBS has the potential to treat many different neuropsychiatric conditions, in addition to movement disorders.
Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Location: Level 5 Lecture Theatre, 94 Mallet St, Camperdown.
Contact: Wayne Reid
Phone: (02) 9114 4006
More info: http://sydney.edu.au/bmri/