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Advances in Treating Parkinson’s, Essential Tremor, Dystonia, Tourette’s, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Information and Support Session

Join the Directors of NYU Langone’s Center for Neuromodulation and deep brain stimulation experts, Dr. Alon Mogilner and Dr. Michael Pourfar, for an educational event about deep brain stimulation (DBS) and its applications in movement disorders and psychiatric conditions.

Dates and Locations:
Thursday, April 10, 2014
12:30–3:00 p.m.

Inn at Great Neck
30 Cutter Mill Road
Great Neck, NY, 11021

Friday, April 11, 2014
1:00–3:00 p.m.

NYU Langone Medical Center
Farkas Auditorium
550 First Avenue
New York, NY, 10016


Who Should Attend

  • Individuals who have Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia, Tourette syndrome, or obsessive-compulsive disorder, who may be interested in learning more about DBS
  • Patients who have had DBS and who want to meet other DBS patients and educate potential patients


  • Overview on deep brain stimulation: appropriate candidates, explanation of procedure, and patient outcomes
  • Stories/experiences told by actual DBS patients

Question & answer session

Free parking and lunch will be provided.

To RSVP, please call 212–263–2607 or email.


About the Center for Neuromodulation at NYU Langone Medical Center
Center Director, Alon Mogilner, MD, PhD, and Co-director, Dr. Michael Pourfar, MD, lead one of the most active DBS programs in the country, performing more than 100 procedures each year for patients with conditions that include Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, dystonia (abnormal muscle contractions), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Tourette syndrome, and severe depression.

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