Proceedings of the fourth annual deep brain stimulation think tank: A review of emerging issues and technologies

Wissam Deeb, James J. Giordano, Peter J. Rossi, Alon Y. Mogilner, Aysegul Gunduz, Jack W. Judy, Bryan T. Klassen, Christopher R. Butson, Craig Van Horne, Damiaan Deny, Darin D. Dougherty, David Rowell, Greg A. Gerhardt, Gwenn S. Smith, Francisco A. Ponce, Harrison C. Walker, Helen M. Bronte-Stewart, Helen S. Mayberg, Howard J. Chizeck, Jean Philippe LangevinJens Volkmann, Jill L. Ostrem, Jonathan B. Shute, Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, Kelly D. Foote, Aparna Wagle Shukla, Marvin A. Rossi, Michael Oh, Michael Pourfar, Paul B. Rosenberg, Peter A. Silburn, Coralie De Hemptine, Philip A. Starr, Timothy Denison, Umer Akbar, Warren M. Grill, Michael S. Okun

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This paper provides an overview of current progress in the technological advances and the use of deep brain stimulation (DBS) to treat neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, as presented by participants of the Fourth Annual DBS Think Tank, which was convened in March 2016 in conjunction with the Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration at the University of Florida, Gainesveille FL, USA. The Think Tank discussions first focused on policy and advocacy in DBS research and clinical practice, formation of registries, and issues involving the use of DBS in the treatment of Tourette Syndrome. Next, advances in the use of neuroimaging and electrochemical markers to enhance DBS specificity were addressed. Updates on ongoing use and developments of DBS for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, obesity, addiction were presented, and progress toward innovation(s) in closed-loop applications were discussed. Each section of these proceedings provides updates and highlights of new information as presented at this year’s international Think Tank, with a view toward current and near future advancement of the field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number38
JournalFrontiers in Integrative Neuroscience
Issue numberNOV2016
StatePublished - Nov 22 2016


  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Closed-loop
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Depression
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Tourette syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sensory Systems
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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