Dr. Okun spoke this morning at the American Association for the Advancement of Science 177th Annual meeting in Washington DC. Three other UF researchers will also be speaking at different points this weekend.
Okun’s presentation at 9 a.m. Friday will deal with the growing opportunity to provide relief through deep brain stimulation surgery to patients suffering from devastating psychiatric disorders, while being mindful of the earlier shortcomings of psychosurgery and the lessons from treating movement disorders.
He joined Drs. Delong, Greenberg, Mayberg, & Fins (also experts on deep brain stimulation from Emory, Brown & New York Presbyterian) to discuss “Scientific and Ethical Issues for the Surgical Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders”.
For more information on the whole UF contingent, read this article.
More information on Deep Brain Stimulation research at UF.