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Cameron McIntyre (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH)

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"Deep Brain Stimulation Informatics" / Wednesday, October 21, 2015 17:15 h

  • Bernstein Seminar
When Oct 21, 2015
from 05:15 PM to 06:45 PM
Where Lecture Hall, Hansastr. 9a
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You have a new invitation for the Bernstein Seminar on 21 October 2015!

October 19, 2015


Tilles-Weidenthal Professor in the School of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Engineering

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH


Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 17:15 hours


Lecture Hall (ground floor)
Bernstein Center Freiburg
Hansastraße 9a
79104 Freiburg


Hosted by Ioannis Vlachos


The talk is open to the public! Guests are cordially invited!


Deep Brain Stimulation Informatics


Deep brain stimulation (DBS) technology has made an impressive impact on clinical medicine, but after ~25 year of experience and ~125,000 cases, variability in clinical outcomes remains an issue of concern. While this probably isn't surprising for emerging indications such as depression, it is unfortunate (bordering on unacceptable) for established applications such as Parkinson's disease. One possible explanation for this outcome variability is the lack of DBS-specific informatics toolboxes and/or database systems that could be used to identify patterns and define best practices. The concept is to integrate data like pre-operative clinical assessments and surgical targeting images with post-operative clinical outcome metrics and stimulation parameter settings. While a comprehensive DBS informatics system doesn't currently exist, components are available and their integration is underway. Such an assembly will facilitate application of machine learning algorithms to help the DBS community improve patient selection and optimize clinical outcomes.


Hansastraße 9a
79104 Freiburg im Breisgau

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