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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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Journal CME

Journal CME 36.11: Bilateral Focused Ultrasound Thalamotomy for Essential Tremor (BEST-FUS Phase 2 Trial)

Length:60 MinutesCME Credits:1Release Date:Nov 19, 2021

Experienced / IntermediateJournal CME

Program Description

The Journal CME 36.11 article provided an investigation to determine if bilateral thalamotomies can be performed with an acceptable safety profile where benefits outweigh adverse effects.


  • Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders
  • Therapies-Surgical


Christian Iorio-Morin, MD, PhD, FRCS(C)

Course Purpose

Journal CME highlights various articles covering relevant issues, developments and research topics in the area of movement disorders. Articles are selected from Movement Disorders, the official Journal of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity learners will be able to:
1. Evaluate the benefits of magnetic resonance–guided focused ultrasound for the treatment of patients with disabling tremor
2. Assess the adverse effects of magnetic resonance–guided focused ultrasound on the patients’ quality of life
3. Identify the difference(s) between first and second side thalamotomy protocol

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for clinicians, other health professionals, researchers, policy makers from throughout the world, both MDS members and non-members, who interact with patients living with Movement Disorders.

Accreditation Credit

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society designates this education activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Method of Participation

Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed in the Accreditation Statement, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your board requirement.

Faculty Disclosure

All individuals in control of content for this activity are required to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies (as defined by the ACCME) over the last 24 months. Disclosure information is available below. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated in advance of this program.

Sara Schaefer: Course Director
Nothing to Disclose

Veronica Santini: Reviewer
Consultant: Lunbeck, Northera
Grant: Biogen, Insightec, Inc., Genetech, Inc.

Christian lorio-Morin: Author
Founder and CEO of Hyperexis and Abaxial Médical Inc.

Kazuaki Yamamoto: Author
Nothing to Disclose

Can Sarica: Author
Grant: Michael and Amira Dan Foundation and Turkish Neurosurgical Society

Ajmal Zemmar: Author
Nothing to Disclose

Mathieu Levesque: Author
Nothing to Disclose

Simon Brisebois: Author
Nothing to Disclose

Jurgen Germann: Author
Nothing to Disclose

Aaron Loh: Author
Nothing to Disclose

Alexandre Boutet: Author
Nothing to Disclose

Gavin J.B. Elias: Author
Nothing to Disclose

Paula Azevedo: Author
Nothing to Disclose

Elizabeth Adam: Author
Nothing to Disclose

Urmi Patel
: Author
Nothing to Disclose

Martha Lenis: Author
Nothing to Disclose

Suneil K. Kalia: Author
Consultant: Medtronic

Mojgan Hodaie: Author
Nothing to Disclose

Alfonso Fasano: Author
Consultant: AbbVie, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Sunovion, Chiesi farmaceutici, UCB, Ipsen; Advisory Board: AbbVie, Boston Scientific, Ipsen; Honoraria: AbbVie, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Sunovion, Chiesi farmaceutici, UCB, Ipsen; Grants: University of Toronto, Weston Foundation, AbbVie, Medtronic, Boston Scientific

Andres M. Lozano: Author
Company: Director of the Toronto Western Hospital Focused Ultrasound Program, Scientific Director for Functional Neuromodulation Ltd.
Consultant: Medtronic, Abbott, Boston Scientific, and Insightec

Staff Disclosure

MDS staff members involved with the planning, development, and review of the content for this activity have no relevant affiliations or financial relationships to disclose.

Hardware and Software Requirements

1. Active Internet connection (DSL or Cable). Dial-up connection will have constant buffering problem.
2. Compatible with Windows PC and MAC (256 MB of RAM or higher)
3. Activity is best viewed on Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Safari 5.0 or higher and Firefox 29.0 or higher
4. Adobe Flash Player 12.0 (or higher).
5. Adobe Reader to print certificate.

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All individuals in control of content for this course are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.

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