East Virtual Think Tank II Agenda
8th Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Think Tank

Friday December 11, 2020

7:00 – 7:10 pm Eastern Time

Welcome: Dr. Okun and Dr. Zhang

Session 1:


  • Dr. Michael S. Okun, University of Florida
  • Dr. Jianguo Zhang, Beijing Tiantan Hospital
  • Dr. Takashi Morishita, Fukuoka University Hospital

8:10 – 8:40 am

Updates from the DBS Think Tank Proceedings

Dr. Michael S. Okun
Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases, University of Florida

8:40 – 9:10 am

Update on DBS in dystonia

Dr. Andrea A. Kühn
Department of Neurology, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin

9:10 – 9:40 am

DBS in China: current status and future directions

Dr. Lumin Li
Tsinghua University, Beijing

9:40 – 10:10 am

Blood brain barrier disruption with focused ultrasound for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and glioblastoma

Dr. Jin Woo Chang
Department of Neurosurgery, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul

10:10 – 10:30 am


Session 2:


  • Dr. Wei Hu, University of Florida
  • Dr. Fangang Meng, Beijing Tiantan Hospital
  • Dr. Shinsuke Fujioka, Fukuoka University

10:30 – 11:00 am

Neuroanatomy and Connectome associated with thalamic DBS for Tourette syndrome

Dr. Takashi Morishita
Department of Neurological Surgery, Fukuoka University Hospital

11:00 – 11:30 am

Novel DBS Paradigms for freezing of gait in Parkinson Disease

Dr. Wei Hu
Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases, University of Florida

11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Non-motor Outcome of Neurostimulation in Parkinson’s disease – A Neurosurgical Perspective

Dr. Xinyuan Chen
Department of Neurosurgery, Taiwan Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital

12:00 – 12:30 pm

DBS for Gilles de la Tourette syndrome: Correlation of outcome with aGPi-Brain connectivity

Dr. Xianlun Zhu
Department of Neurosurgery, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Saturday December 12, 2020

Session 3:


  • Dr. Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora, University of Florida
  • Dr. Shen-Yang Lim, University of Malaya
  • Dr. Wesley Thevathasan, University of Melbourne

8:30 – 9:00 am

DBS for medical refractory depression

Dr. Bomin Sun
Department of Functional Neurosurgery, Shanghai Jiaotong University Ruijin Hospital

9:00 – 9:30 am

The evolving evidence and use of local field potentials in PD

Dr. Adolfo Ramirez-Zamora
Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases, University of Florida

9:30 – 10:00 am

Evoked Resonance Neural Activity (ERNA) to transform STN DBS for PD

Dr. Wesley Thevathasan
Department of Neurology, University of Melbourne

10:00 – 10:30 am

Experience of lesional surgery using RF lesioning

Dr. Paresh K Doshi
Department of Neurosurgery, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai