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MDS Curriculum Track: Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic Treatment of Tremor

Length:8 HoursCME Credits:0Release Date:Nov 05, 2021

Experienced / IntermediateCurriculum Track

Program Description

This MDS Curriculum Track "Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic Treatment of Tremor" features 5 lectures, 1 blog post, and 4 selected articles presented by global experts. This curriculum provides intermediate-level content to experienced-level learners. Upon conclusion of this course, learners will be able to describe the range as well as the advantages and disadvantages of pharmacological treatments for tremor. Additionally, students will be able to list ways to manage tremor with non-pharmacological therapies.


  • Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders
  • Therapies-Pharmacological
  • Therapies-Surgical


Features Courses, Lectures and Resources by:

Congress Teaching Video: DBS for Dystonia, Tremor, and Other Hyperkinetic Disorders

Michele Tagliati, MD - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

MDS SIC Blog: MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound (FUS) to Treat Movement Disorders

Andres M. Lozano, MD, PhD, FRCSC - Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada

MDS Journal/Review Article: MDS Evidence-Based Review of Treatments for Essential Tremor
Joaquim J. Ferreira, MD, PhD - University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

Congress Teaching Video: DBS and Lesioning in Tremor 
Günther Deuschl, MD, PhD - Christian-Albrechts-Universität, University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany

Video Lecture: Botulinum Toxin in Tremor Conditions
Shivam Om Mittal, MD - Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi,  Abu Dhabi, UAE

MDS Journal/Review Article: Clozapine in Parkinsonian Rest Tremor
Tay Kay Yaw, MBBS - National Neuroscience Institute, Singapore

MDS Journal/Review Article: Therapeutic Advances in Tremor 
Alfonso Fasano, MD, PhD - Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada

Video Lecture: Treatment Options for Tremor
Elan D. Louis, MD - UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA

Video Lecture: Deep Brain Stimulation for Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders
Michael S. Okun, MD - University of Florida Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases, Gainesville, FL, USA

MDS Journal/Review Article: Tremor Habituation to Deep Brain Stimulation
Alfonso Fasano, MD, PhD - Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada

Curriculum Track Curated By:

Curriculum Track Edited By:

Brian Berman

Course Purpose

The primary purpose of this program is to provide intermediate level content that provides the learner with information regarding pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments for tremor.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this curriculum track, participants will be able to:

1. Describe the range of pharmacological treatments for tremor, knowing the advantages and disadvantages of each treatment.

2. Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of each type of pharmacological treatment.

3. List ways to manage tremor with non-pharmacological therapies such as functional neurosurgery, adaptive devices or occupational and physical therapies.

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for experienced clinicians, researchers, and health professionals.

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 Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
4. Adobe Flash Player 12.0 (or higher).
5. Adobe Reader to print certificate.
6. Allow ActiveX controls to run on your computer: If the yellow strip appears on the top of your web browser while running the Webcast, right click on it and select Allow blocked contents to run.
7. Turn the Pop-up blocker off: On the Tools menu, point to Pop-up Blocker, and then click Turn Off Pop-up Blocker

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