The Neurosurgeons at BrizBrain & Spine are committed to the education of neurosurgery and spinal surgery and are often invited to present and publish their research and to further the education of medical professionals through the CPD programs of affiliated hospitals and at international conferences.

International Conferences

May 2013 – Dr Terry Coyne presented at the World Society for Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery Quadrennial Meeting on “Pedunculopontine Nucleus: A Real Target?”, Tokyo, Japan.

May 2013 – Dr Richard Kahler attended the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine’s Annual meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.

November 2012 – Dr David Walker presented at the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) his research paper on ‘IT-12, Ex vivo functional analysis, expansion and adoptive transfer of cytomegalovirus-specific T-cells in patients with glioblastoma multiforme’ in Washington, USA.

3 November 2012 – Dr Terry Coyne presented at the Asia PAcific DBS Users Forum in Busan, Korea.

17-21 June 2012 – Dr Terry Coyne attended the 16th International Congress of Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders in Dublin, Ireland.

5 June 2012 – Dr Terry Coyne presented at the 2012 Biennial Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, ‘ A Clinical Study of Bilateral Pendunculopontine Nucleus DBS for Gait Freezing and Falling in PD’ in San Francisco, California

10 March 2012 – Dr Terry Coyne will be presenting at the 7th Anniversary Seoul National University Movement Disorders Centre Symposium, Korea.

21 November 2011 – Dr Terry Coyne presented ‘Establishing a DBS Centre’ at the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Interim Meeting, Cape Town, South Africa.

23 September 2011 – Dr David Walker presented ‘Clinical Advancements in Deep Brain Stimulation’, Neurosurgical Society of Australasia Annual Scientific Meeting, Fiji.

23 September 2011 – Dr Terry Coyne presented ‘Deep Brain Stimulation – The Final Word’, Neurosurgical Society of Australasia Annual Scientific Meeting, Fiji.

2011 – Dr Terry Coyne & Dr Peter Silburn presented ‘GPi DBS for Tourette’s Syndrome’ WSSFN Symposium on Surgery for Psychiatric Disorders, Shanghai, China.

Coyne T, Silburn P, Thevathasan W. Pedunculopontine nucleus deep brain stimulation – new concepts. Asian Australasian Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Quadrennial Meeting, Jeju Island, Korea.

2010 – Dr Terry Coyne & Dr Peter Silburn presented ‘ PPTg Neurosurgery – Personal Experience’ at the 3rd International Conference on the Neurosurgery of the Pedunculopontine Tegmental Nucleus, Rome, Italy.

2009 – Dr Terry Coyne & R. Wilcox presented ‘PPN Stimulation’ at the World Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Quadrennial Meeting, Toronto, Canada.

2008 – Dr Terry Coyne & Dr Peter Silburn presented ‘Targeting the Pedunculopontine Nucleus – The Australian Experience’ at the American Association of Functional & Stereotactic Neurosurgery Meeting, Vancouver, Canada.

2007 – Coyne T, Silburn P. STN DBS for Parkinson’s Disease. Asian Australasian Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery Quadrennial Meeting, Mt Fuji.

February 2006 – Coyne T. Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease – Surgical procedure and patient management. DBS Advisory Group Meeting, Bangkok.

2006 – Coyne T. Deep Brain Stimulation Intermediate Level Course – Enhanced Patient Management, Tokyo.

2005 – Coyne T, Silburn P, Cook R, Silberstein P, Mellick G, Shirley C, Sinclair F, Fracchia G, Wasson D, Stanwell P. Rapid STN DBS lead placement utilising CT/MRI Fusion, microelectrode recording and test stimulation. International Society of Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery Scientific Meeting, Seoul.

National Conferences

20 July 2013 – Dr David Walker presented at the Life Health Care weekend educational for Hospital Spine Nurses on cervical procedures, Brisbane.

7 May 2013 – Dr Steven Yang presented at a conference on Hand and Spinal conditions in Mackay.

1 May 2013 – Dr David Walker presented at the NSW Cancer Council’s Brain Tumour Support & Education Forum, Sydney.

19 April 2013 – Dr Richard Kahler presented at the Spine Society of Australia’s 24th Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth.

6 April 2013 – Dr Terry Coyne participated in a seminar on the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, Cairns.

28 October 2012 – Dr Richard Kahler presented at the RBWH Orthopaedics Conference, Brisbane.

5 October 2012 – Dr David Walker presented at the 2012 Neurosurgical Society of Australasia Annual Scientific Meeting, Gold Coast.

6 September 2012 – Dr Terry Coyne presented at the Queensland Brain Institute’s Deep Brain Stimulation Symposium, at the University of Queensland.

25 August 2012 – Dr Terry Coyne presented at the Queensland Regional Committee Annual State Meeting on ‘Neurosurgery and Deep Brain Stimulation’ at Stradbroke Island, Queensland.

28 July 2012 – Dr Terry Coyne presented to Parkinson’s patients and families in Hervery Bay, Queensland

26 May 2012 – Dr Terry Coyne presented ‘Deep Brain Stimulation: Safety & Efficacy’ at the Deep Brain Stimulation in Children – An International Perspectice, APCN, Brisbane

25 February 2012 – Dr Terry Coyne presented at the Far North Qld Rural Division of General Practice Annual Conference, Cairns

16 November 2011 – Dr Terry Coyne presented ‘Spinal Injuries – Head, Neck & Back Injuries’ at the Annual BHP Billiton Workers Compensation Conference, Brisbane.

6 November 2011 – Dr Terry Coyne, Dr David Walker & Dr Michael Bryant presented at the St Andrew’s Hospital CPD Weekend, Gold Coast. Dr Coyne – ‘ The Neurosurgical Conditions GPs get sued for’, Dr Michael Bryant – ‘Update on Common Spinal Procedures’ & Dr David Walker – ‘Latest Research Findings from a Private Neurosurgery Clinic’

26 October 2011 – Dr Michael Bryant presented ‘Surgical Interventions for Brain Tumours’ at The Wesley’s Neuroscience

16 October 2011 – Dr Terry Coyne presented ‘Deep Brain Stimulation for Tourette’s Syndrome’ at Australian Deep Brain Stimulation User Group Meeting, Gold Coast.

15-16 October 2011 – Dr Terry Coyne presented Convenor/Chairman, Australian Deep Brain Stimulation User Group Meeting, Gold Coast

14 October 2011 – Dr Michael Bryant presented ‘Overview of Spine Fixation‘ at the Wesley CNE Orthopaedic.Nursing Workshop.

8 October 2011 – Dr Terry Coyne presented ‘Deep Brain Stimulation’ at St Andrew’s Hospital Continuing Professional Development Conference, Hayman Island.

September 2011 – Frank Tomlinson presented ‘New Technologies in Neurosurgery and Spinal Surgery‘.

20 September 2011 – Dr Frank Tomlinson presented ‘Technology in Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery’, Wesley Hospital CPD evening.

20 September 2011 – Dr Richard Kahler presented ‘Collapse of the Lumbar Spine’, Wesley Hospital CPD evening.

12 September 2011 – Dr Terry Coyne presented ‘Surgical Aspects of Stroke’ at Wesley Hospital Stroke Week.

10 August 2011 – Dr Terry Coyne presented ‘Deep Brain Stimulation’ at Sunshine Coast Private Hospital Medical Education Evening, Buderim.

6 July 2011 – Dr Terry Coyne presented ‘AMA Impairment Guidelines Level 5: Difficult Cases’, RACS Professional Development Workshop, Brisbane.

March 2011 – Dr Terry Coyne presented ‘Evidence Based Treatment of Primary Brain Tumours’ at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Palliative Care Meeting, PAH Hospital.

February 2011 – Dr Terry Coyne presented ‘The Benefits of Deep Brain Stimulation’ at the Hervey Bay Medical Education Meeting, Hervey Bay.

October 2010 – Dr Terry Coyne presented ‘Deep Brain Stimulation’ at the St Andrews Medical Education Meeting, Hayman Island.

May 2010 – Dr Terry Coyne presented ‘Case Discussions in Neurosurgical Conditions’ at the St Andrew’s Hospital CPD Conference, Gold Coast.

June 2009 – Dr Terry Coyne presented ‘New Indications for Deep Brain Stimulation’ at the St Andrew’s Hospital, General Practitioner Education Evening.

March 2009 – Dr Terry Coyne presented ‘Neurosurgical Advances in Back Disease’ at Spine 09, Lismore.

May 2008 – Dr Terry Coyne presented ‘Intracranial Bleeds’ at the St Andrew’s Hospital CPD Conference, Gold Coast.

April 2008 – Dr Terry Coyne presented ‘Lower Back Pain – When to Involve a Surgeon’ at the Eden Rehabilitation Education Symposium, Noosa Heads.

March 2008 – Dr Terry Coyne presented ‘Deep Brain Stimulation – An Overview’ at the Neurosurgical Trainees Education Seminar, Barossa Valley.

October 2007 – Activa Deep Brain Stimulation Workshop, Brisbane.

September 2007 – Brain Stimulation for Movement and Other Disorders. BrizBrain & Spine Education Seminar, Brisbane.

July 2007 – Cervical Spondylosis. Qld Clinical Neurosciences Meeting, Gold Coast.

Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery. Parkinson’s Disease Qld Support Group Meeting, Brisbane.

Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery. St Andrew’s Hospital Continuing Professional Development Conference, Gold Coast.

October 2006 – What is the Role of Spinal Arthroplasty? St Andrew’s Hospital Continuing Professional Development Conference, Gold Coast.

Where are we at for Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease? St Andrew’s Hospital Continuing Professional Development Conference, Gold Coast.

September 2006 – Deep Brain Stimulation. Biological Psychiatry Association, Brisbane.

April 2006 – Intracranial Haemorrhage – How to pick it and what to do. St Andrew’s Hospital Continuing Professional Development Evening, Brisbane.

March 2006 – Low Back Pain – When to Involve a Surgeon. St Andrew’s Hospital Continuing Professional Development Conference, Kingscliff.

February 2006 – Neurosurgical Spinal Surgery – The Next 5 Years. AO Spine Education Group Meeting, Noosa.

June 2005 – Subarachnoid Haemorrhage. St Andrew’s Hospital Continuing Professional Development Conference, Gold Coast.

Publications

Dr Terry Coyne

Perminder Singh Sachdev, M.D., Ph.D.; Elisabeth Cannon, M.B.B.S.; Terry J Coyne, M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.S.; Peter Silburn, M.B.B.S., Ph.D (2012) Bilateral deep brain stimulation of the nucleus accumbens for comorbid obsessive compulsive disorder and Tourette’s syndrome. BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-006579

Elisabeth Cannon, M.B.B.S.; Peter Silburn, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.; Terrence Coyne, M.B.B.S., F.R.A.C.S.; Karen O’Maley, R.N., M.N.; John D. Crawford, Ph.D.; Perminder S. Sachdev, M.D., Ph.D. (2012) Deep Brain Stimulation of Anteromedial Globus Pallidus Interna for Severe Tourette’s Syndrome. American Journal of Psychiatry. Am J Psychiatry 2012;169:860-866. 10.1176/appi.ajp.2012.11101583

Castner JE, Chenery HJ, Copland DA, Coyne TJ, Sinclair F, Silburn PA (2007) Semantic and affective priming as a function of stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus in Parkinson’s disease. Brain May;130:1395-407.

Castner JE, Copland DA, Silburn PA, Coyne TJ, Sinclair F, Chenery HJ (2007) Lexical-semantic inhibitory mechanisms in Parkinson’s disease as a function of subthalamic stimulation. Neuropsychologia Nov 5;45(14):3167-77.

Castner JE, Chenery HJ, Silburn PA, Coyne TJ, Sinclair F, Smith ER, Copland DA (2008) Effects of subthalamic deep brain stimulation on noun/verb generation and selection from competing alternatives in Parkinson’s disease. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry Jun;79(6):700-5.

Castner JE, Copland DA, Silburn PA, Coyne TJ, Sinclair F, Chenery HJ (2008) Subthalamic stimulation affects homophone meaning generation in Parkinson’s disease. J. Int. Neuropsychol Soc. Sep 14(5):890-4.

Silberstein P, Bittar RG, Boyle R, Cook R, Coyne T, O’Sullivan D, Pell M, Peppard R, Rodrigues J, Silburn P, Stell R, Watson P; Australian DBS Referral Guidelines Working Group (2009) Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease: Australian referral guidelines. J Clin Neurosci. Aug;16(8):1001-8.

Thevathasan W, Silburn PA, Brooker H, Coyne TJ, Khan S, Gill SS, Aziz TZ, Brown P (2010) The impact of low-frequency stimulation of the pedunculopontine nucleus region on reaction time in parkinsonism. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. Oct;81(10):1099-104.

Wilcox RA, Cole MH, Wong D, Coyne T, Silburn P, Kerr G (2010) The impact of low-frequency stimulation of the pedunculopontine nucleus region on reaction time in parkinsonism J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry, 82: 1256-1259

Thevathasan W, Coyne TJ, Kerr G, Jenkinson N, Aziz T, Silburn PA. (2011) Pedunculopontine Nucleus Stimulation Improves Gait Freezing in Parkinson’s Disease. Neurosurgery, 69: 1248-1254.

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