International Workshop on Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders

All day
University of Chicago Center in Beijing
20th floor Culture Plaza
No. 59A Zhong Guan Cun Street
Haidian District, Beijing


The International Workshop on Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, organized by the Center for Parkinson's Disease (PD) and Movement Disorders, Neurology and Neurosurgery of the University of Chicago Medicine, in conjunction with the Department of Neurology, Beijing Hospital, will be held in Beijing on October 26, 2019. DBS is an effective therapy for PD patients experiencing motor fluctuations, dyskinesia and medication-refractory tremor. Currently, the subthalamic nucleus (STN) and the globus pallidus internus (GPi) are the two commonly used targets for PD, with their respective advantages and disadvantages influencing patient selection. DBS is also used for the treatment of Essential Tremor (targeting VIM, ventral intermediate nucleus) and a variety of dystonia (targeting GPi). In recent years, the field of DBS has been progressively moving forward, with modified indications and stimulation targets being gradually explored and clinically tested. Preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative quality control, as well as directional DBS electrode and programming technology are also constantly improving to maximize the quality of stimulation and reduce postoperative complications. This workshop is organized by Tao Xie, MD PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology, Director of the Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic and DBS Program, Director of the Information and Referral Center of American Parkinson’s Disease Association, University of Chicago Medicine, and co-organized by Peter Warnke, MD, Professor of Surgery, Director of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, University of Chicago Medicine, sponsored by the University of Chicago and hosted by the Department of Neurology, Beijing Hospital. Six well-known experts in PD, movement disorders, DBS, basal ganglia function and cognitive function from the University of Chicago, New York University and Columbia University and seven leading experts in PD, movement disorders and DBS from Beijing and Shanghai are invited as speakers. We hope to promote academic exchanges between the United States and China, and facilitate the collaboration between the University of Chicago and leading academic institutes and hospitals in China, in patient care, education and research, particularly in the field of diagnosis and treatment of PD and movement disorders, which go beyond the DBS approach.

The workshop waives the registration fee. It will be held at The University of Chicago Center in Beijing, which was established in September 2010. It has served as a platform in supporting and facilitating interdisciplinary collaborations for scholars, teachers and students between the University of Chicago and academic institutes in China, and in disseminating the rigorous academic attitude and rich scientific achievements of the University of Chicago.

Through this workshop, we hope to exchange and update the most advanced care in DBS in PD and movement disorders, build a communication platform and promote further academic exchanges and cooperation in education, research, and patient consultation and referrals, between the University if Chicago and academic institutes and hospitals in China. We sincerely invite all colleagues and friends to attend the meeting, especially the residents and fellows in neurology and neurosurgery, specialists in PD, movement disorders and DBS, neurologists and neurosurgeons, students and researchers in neuroscience, and other health professionals.

Looking forward to your participation!


Faculty and Speaker


Tao Xie, MD PhD (Organizer)

Associate Professor of Neurology

Director, Movement Disorder Clinic and DBS Program

Director, I/R Center of American Parkinson Disease Association

Department of Neurology

The University of Chicago

Peter C Warnke, MD (Co-organizer)

Professor of Surgery and Neurology

Director of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

The University of Chicago

Associate Editor, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry

Haibo Chen, MD PhD (Local Host)

Professor of Neurology

Chair, Department of Neurology

Beijing Hospital

Director, PD and Movement Disorder Section

Chinese Medical Association Neurology Branch

Chief Editor, Chinese Journal of Immunology and Neurology

Associate Editor, Chinese Journal of Neurology

Wen Su, MD PhD (Local Host)

Professor of Neurology

Vice-Chair, Department of Neurology

Beijing Hospital

Committee Member, PD and Movement Disorder Section

Chinese Medical Association Neurology Branch

Editorial Board Member, Chinese Journal of Geriatrics

Xiaoxi Zhuang, PhD

Professor, Department of Neurobiology (basal ganglia function and plasticity)

The University of Chicago

Shengdi Chen, MD PhD

Professor of Neurology

Director, Institute of Neurology

Ruijin Hospital, Jiao Tong University SOM

Editor-in-Chief, Translational Neurodegeneration

Director, Chinese PD and Movement Disorder Society

Committee Member, International PD and MDS

Jian-Guo Zhang, MD PhD

Professor of Neurosurgery

Director Department of Functional Neurosurgery

Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University

Managing Director, International Society of Reconstructive Neurosurgery

Vice-President, Chinese Medical Association

Honorary-President, Chinese Medical Doctor Association

Director, Chinese Anti-Epilepsy Association

Chair, China Neuromodulation Alliance

Un Jung Kang, MD

Professor of Neurology, Director of Translational Research

Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders

New York University Langone Health

James A. Mastrianni, MD PhD

Professor of Neurology

Director, Center for Comprehensive Care and Research on Memory Disorders

Helen McLoraine Neuroscientist of the Brain Research Foundation

The University of Chicago

Blair Ford, MD

Professor of Neurology

Director, Center for Movement Disorder Surgery

Neurology Residency Director

Department of Neurology

Columbia University

Bin Chin, MD PhD

Professor of Neurology

Department of Neurology

Beijing Hospital

Piu Chan, MD PhD

Professor & Director

Clinical and Research Center for Parkinson’s Disease

Departments of Neurobiology and Geriatrics

Xuanwu Hospital of Capital Medical University

National Clinical Research Center on Geriatric Disorders

Key Laboratory on Parkinson’s Disease of Beijing

Ping Zhuang, PhD

Professor in Clinical Medicine

Beijing Institute of Functional Neurosurgery

Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University



Moderator: Tao Xie (University of Chicago) and Wen Su (Beijing Hospital)


08:10-8:40 Meet and Greet

08:10-8:25 University of Chicago Tao Xie, Mark Wen, Opening remarks

08:25-8:40 Beijing Hospital Haibo Chen,Wen Su, Opening remarks

08:40-9:05 Xiaoxi Zhuang,  Basal ganglia loops: anatomy and functions

09:05-9:30 Shengdi Chen, Overview of the 40-year history of PD and movement disorder in China

09:30-9:55 Tao Xie, DBS in movement disorders: evidence based review and update

9:55-10:20 Haibo Chen, Imaging features of typical and atypical parkinsonism

10:20-10:40 Coffee break

10:40-11:05 Peter C Warnke, Role and biology of directional DBS

11:05-11:30 Piu Chen, Management of Parkinson's disease in China

11:30-11:55 Tao Xie, Effects of high vs low frequency stimulation and stimulation of post-subthalamic area on tremor and axial symptoms

12:05-12:55 Lunch and Discussion

12:05-12:30 Wen Su, Manifestation and management of motor fluctuation in PD

12:30-12:55 Xi Wu, Remote control of DBS

13:00-13:25 Un Jung Kang, SNr (GPi homolog) modulation and PPN in DBS

13:25-13:50 Jianguo Zhang, STN DBS for Dystonia in PD

13:50-14:15 Peter C Warnke, DBS placement: necessary pre and intraoperative imaging and functional imaging to monitor DBS and stratify indications

14:15-14:40 Ping Zhuang, Intraoperative MER & EMG recordings in patients with PD

14:40-15:00 Coffee break

15:00-15:25 Blair Ford

15:25-15:50 James Mastrianni, Effect of DBS on cognitive function and other non-motor symptoms

15:50-16:15 Tao Xie, Intraoperative monitoring, post-operative programming and medication adjustment

16:15-16:40 Bin Chin, Genetic PD and DBS efficacy in Parkinson's Disease

16:40 -17:20 Moderators and Panels of the Speakers, Q&A, panel discussion, and wrap up