Two free, informative webinars on the new FDA-approved focused ultrasound technology to treat essential tremor are being hosted by the Essential Tremor Education Center in June. Dr. Travis Tierney, from the Sperling Medical Group, and Dr. Paul Fishman, from the University of Maryland Medical Center, are both Essential Tremor Education Center alliance members who will be discussing Neuravive, the focused ultrasound treatment, at the following webinars. Neuravive can be used to treat essential tremor patients who have not responded to medication. During this treatment, ultrasound beams are focused on a point inside the brain to destroy cells associated with the tremor. According to Terry Newmyer, Managing Director of the Essential Tremor Education Center, “The new essential tremor therapy, Neuravive, is providing patients with an effective treatment option that includes a single outpatient session and excludes surgery. The ETEC is pleased to offer two informative live webinars to teach patients about how this procedure is improving lives.”
Thursday, June 15th, 2017 | 6:30-7:15 PM EST | Dr. Travis Tierney
Dr. Tierney, Director of Neurosurgery for Sperling Medical Group, has been a pioneer for Neuravive for the brain. In the multi-institution clinical trial of MRgFUS at Harvard, Dr. Tierney served as the Principal Investigator. He’s brought Neuravive to a wide range of patients, and he and his team were the first to use Neuravive to treat epilepsy.
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 | 6:30-7:15 PM EST | Dr. Paul Fishman
Dr. Fishman serves as the Chief of Neurology for the Maryland VA Health Care System. In addition, he is a Professor of Neurology and an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology and Neurobiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. With a passion for neurodegenerative disease treatment, Dr. Fishman has been a key participant in clinical research regarding focused ultrasound and the brain. Dr. Fishman’s work as part of a University of Maryland research team was an integral part of the FDA approval of focused ultrasound.
Each webinar will include a question and answer period. Anyone interested in attending either webinar can register at the Essential Tremor Education Center website. For more information about the Essential Tremor Education Center, the center’s alliance members, or to speak with an educator about potential essential tremor treatment options, call 844-NO-TREMOR or visit http://tremoreducation.com/contact-us/.
About The Essential Tremor Education Center
Established in 2017, the Essential Tremor Education Center is a social health company that delivers meaningful health information, inspiring stories, and answers to real health questions to individuals with essential tremor. This information helps patients to make educated decisions about their health. The company is owned and operated by Strategies Now, Inc.