FND Webinar Series

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Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and FND
Alfonso Fasano, MD, PhD, Alberto J. Espay, MD, MSc, Francesca Morgante, MD, PhD
June 17, 2021
11:00 am EDT / 16:00 BST (find your local time
45-60 minutes
It’s been known for years that epilepsy patients might have an increase of functional episodes following brain surgery to treat their underlying condition. In the recent past, it has become clear that the same applies to a variety of movement disorders successfully treated with deep brain stimulation (DBS).

This webinar will address the frequency and phenomenology of FND following DBS and other functional neurosurgical procedures in patient with a properly diagnosed movement disorder. It will also address the issue of FND patients erroneously referred to surgery and the lesson learned when treating these cases from a biological standpoint.

This topic is of paramount importance not only to improve the outcome and care of surgical candidates but also because it is a window into the largely unexplored topic of body image after neuroprosthesis and psychological/societal consequences induced by highly successful surgical treatments.

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Welcome to Functional Neurological Disorder Society

The Functional Neurological Disorder Society is devoted to improving lives of patients with a functional neurological disorder.  Our goals are to increase awareness and education.  The Society is multidisciplinary including neurology, psychiatry, psychology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitation medicine, ophthalmology, neuro-otology and others.  We welcome members in all these categories. 

The Society is fully cooperative with other professional organizations, such as the World Federation of Neurology, the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS), the American Epilepsy Society, the American Neuropsychiatric Association, and the British Neuropsychiatric Association.  We are grateful for their support as well as support from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health. 

Hit the Membership tab to see the Founding members.  There is still time to become a Founding Member, but regular members are also welcome.  Hit the About Us tab to meet the Society officers and Board Members. 

We originally planned an inaugural meeting of the Society for June 2020, but have had to postpone due to the pandemic.  We are currently organizing a variety of educational events that will be available on the internet.  While some of these will be freely available, all the educational materials will be available only to members.  We are currently posting the lectures from the 3rd “preliminary” meeting that was held in Edinburgh in 2017.  That meeting was a great success and the lectures were outstanding.  Indeed, it was the success of that meeting that inspired the organization of the Society. 

We hope to have you as a member and look forward to greeting you soon through some of our live educational events.

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