329 Deep Brain Stimulation Patients Broken Guinness World Record
Deep Brain Stimulation patients who broke the first record in the field of Medicine in Turkey were accompanied by Anatolian fire dancers by playing percussion.

Our Objectives
DBS Patients Association
The Association not only aims to increase the overall public awareness of the DBS treatment in movement disorders with debilitating symptoms related to the Parkinson's disease, generalized dystonia and other illnesses, but it also actively informs close family members of DBS patients about the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders.
New Guinness Record
To bring together more than 250 Deep Brain Stimulation Patients from all around the World for the inauguration of the World Parkinson's Day #UniteForParkinsons
Raise Awareness
We aim to increase awareness about the treatment of movement disorders. Our event will be held between April 6-7, 2018 in Istanbul and we believe that it will mark the highest level of public outreach with the support of our official Guinness World Record.
Day 1

April 6, 2018 , Grand Cevahir Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey

"Capture the Movement"
Patient Information Symposium
08.30 – 09.00
08.30 – 09.00
Registration
09.00 - 09.15
09.00 - 09.15
Opening Ceremony
All About Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
09.15 - 09.30
09.15 - 09.30
What is DBS and How It Works?

Pedro Rebelo
Oxford University Hospital
Deep Brain Stimulation Programming Specialist
09.30 - 09.45
09.30 - 09.45
Origin and Evolution of DBS

Op. Dr. Ahmet Tulgar Başak
Medipol University Hospital
Department of Neurosurgery
09.45 - 10.00
09.45 - 10.00
Coffee Break
Which Patients are Good Candidates for DBS?
10.00 - 10.20
10.00 - 10.20
Which Patients with Parkinson's Disease are Good Candidates
for DBS ?


Prof. Dr. M. Cenk Akbostancı
Ankara University Hospital
Department of Neurology
10.20 - 10.40
10.20 - 10.40
Which Patients with Dystonia are Good Candidates for DBS?

Prof. Dr. Selim Selçuk Çomoğlu
Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Education and Research Hospital
Department of Neurology
10.40 - 11.00
10.40 - 11.00
Which Patients with Tremor and Other Movement Disorders are Good Candidates For DBS?

Dr. Binith Cheeran
St George's University of London
Department of Neurology
11.00 - 11.20
11.00 - 11.20
What Happens During DBS Surgery?

Op. Dr. T. Ali Zırh
Medipol University Hospital
Department of Neurosurgery
11.20 - 12.00
11.20 - 12.00
Questions and Answers
12.00 - 13.00
12.00 - 13.00
Lunch Break
Life After DBS
13.00 - 13.20
13.00 - 13.20
What Gets Better and What Does Not After DBS?

Prof. Dr. M. Cenk Akbostancı
Ankara University Hospital
Department of Neurology

13.20 - 13.40
13.20 - 13.40
DBS for the Treatment of Dystonia and Other Movement Disorders

Dr. Alberto R. Bona
IRCCS Istituto Galeazzi di Milano
Department of Neurosurgery
13.40 - 14.00
13.40 - 14.00
Future Prospects for DBS for the Next 10 Years

Dr. Binith Cheeran
St George's University of London
Department of Neurology

14.00 - 14.20
14.00 - 14.20
Coffee Break
14.20 - 15.00
14.20 - 15.00
Interactive Discussion with Speakers

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers about DBS

(Travel, MRI Imaging, Driving, Sexual Life, What If Battery Ends)

15.00 - 15.30
15.00 - 15.30
National and International Patients Experiences
15.30 - 16.00
15.30 - 16.00
Questions & Answers
Event Speakers
Prof. Dr. M. Cenk Akbostancı
Ankara University Hospital
Department of Neurology
Prof. Dr. Selim Selçuk Çomoğlu
Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Education and Research Hospital
Department of Neurology

Dr. Alberto R. Bona
IRCCS Istituto Galeazzi di Milano
Department of Neurosurgery
Op. Dr. Ahmet Tulgar Başak
Medipol University Hospital
Department of Neurosurgery
Pedro Rebelo
Oxford University Hospital
Deep Brain Stimulation Programming Specialist
Dr. Binith Cheeran
St George's University of London
Department of Neurology
Op. Dr. T. Ali Zırh
Medipol University Hospital
Department of Neurosurgery
Day 2

April 7, 2018 , Grand Cevahir Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey

Largest Gathering of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Surgery Patients
Guinness 2018

08.00 – 10.15
08.00 – 10.15
Welcome and Guinness Registration
10.15 - 10.30
10.15 - 10.30
Door Opening
10.30 – 10.45
10.30 – 10.45
Opening Speeches
10.45 – 11.15
10.45 – 11.15
Guinness Record
Parkinson meets percussion:
DBS Patients Burn the Fire of Anatolia
11.15 – 11.45
11.15 – 11.45
Dance Performance of Fire of Anatolia
11.45 – 12.15
11.45 – 12.15
Gülben Ergen on Stage
12.15 – 12.30
12.15 – 12.30
Closing Speeches
World Guinness Record Witnesses
Prof. Dr. Ayşe Bora Tokçaer
Gazi University Faculty of Medicine
Department of Neurology
Dr. Alberto R. Bona
IRCCS Istituto Galeazzi di Milano
Department of Neurosurgery
Prof. Dr. Selim Selçuk Çomoğlu
Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt
Education and Research Hospital
Department of Neurology
Day 3

April 8, 2018

Lets Discover Best of Istanbul Powered by DBS Patients Association in Turkey
BYZANTINE & OTTOMAN RELICS
Tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the heart of the "Old City" from where the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires were ruled.

Spice Bazaar (Egyptian Bazaar), mystical smells of different aromas of various spices. Shops selling fruits, vegetables, fish, flowers etc

Hagia Sophia, the Church of the Divine Wisdom, one of the greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th century by Emperor Justinian.

Blue Mosque, facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue İznik tiles and unique with 6 minarets ,built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.

Hippodrome, center of sportive events (chariot races, athletics) and political activities of the old city. Serpentine Column, Obelisk of Theodosius and German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating the Hippodrome.

Lunch at Konyalı Restaurant inside the Topkapı Palace.

Topkapı Palace, residence of Ottoman Sultans exhibiting imperial treasury, sacred Islamic relics of Prophet Mohammed, kitchen, Chinese porcelain, weapons, calligraphy section etc. Live guide commentary is not allowed in special sections. (Harem is not included in the program)

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Contacts and location
Contact
+90 (545)252 30 30
info@parkinson.istanbul
Association Address
Refik Saydam St, No.21 / 34430
Sishane / Istanbul
Event Address
Halide Edip Adıvar Mah. Darülaceze Cad. No:5 Şişli / İstanbul