Invitation


Dear colleagues and friends,

It is a great pleasure to invite you to the 3rd Clinical Neuroscience Course, which will be held in Samsun, Turkey, on 19-22 October 2017. The topic of this Course is Neuromodulation: the rising trend in treating nervous system disorders. This course is organized by the Ondokuz Mayıs University, Maastricht University and European Graduate School of Neuroscience and endorsed by the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.

Due to advances in healthcare, we are all living longer. One major side-effect of this phenomenon is the increase of the prevalence of nervous system disorders. In this respect the World Health Organization is expecting that more people will suffer from Neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, but also from neurosensory disorders, including incontinence and pain.

Unfortunately, drug discovery approaches have thus far not yielded the breakthroughs that the field was waiting for. Developments in the field of Neuromodulation are promising and have the potential to provide answers to these demographic changes.

Another area of Clinical Neuroscience where neuromodulation is playing an increasingly important role is the field of psychiatric disorders. Deep brain stimulation for patients with severe Tourette’s syndrome and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder results in significant improvements of quality of lives of patients. For other psychiatric disorders, the role of Neuromodulation is unclear.  Several novel concepts are being developed in the field of Neuromodulation, ranging from adaptive systems, smarter and user-friendly hardware and software programming options, to modulation of microcircuits by light and nanoparticles.

In this Course, most relevant developments in the field of Neuromodulation for Neurological, Psychiatric and Neurosensory disorders will be discussed. This will be combined by highlighting promising new experimental approaches. We look forward to host you in Samsun in October 2017.

Sincerely

Ersoy Kocabıçak MD. PhD. Yasin Temel  MD. PhD.
Course Director   Course Director



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