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2ND INTERNATIONAL

TREMOR CONGRESS

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY IRVING MEDICAL CENTER

Date: May 18-19, 2023

Location: New York Academy of Medicine

1216 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Abstracts must be received by February 1, 2023, 5 p.m. ET. All notifications will be sent on February 15, 2023.

REGISTRATION

Early bird registration ends on February 20, 2023.

Endorsed by the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

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SCHEDULE

Day 1

7:45 a.m.       Registration; Continental Breakfast 

8:30 a.m.       Welcome: From bench to bedside towards tremor therapy development  

                      Sheng-Han Kuo, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Session 1: Novel brain pathology and genetics of tremor

 

8:40 a.m.       Pathological signatures in essential tremor

                      Phyllis Faust, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

 

9:05 a.m.       Genetic update on essential tremor

                      Guy Rouleau, McGill University

 

9:20 a.m.       Genetics of tremor predominant Parkinson’s disease

                      Joshua Shulman, Baylor College of Medicine

 

9:55 a.m.       Refreshment Break

Session 2: Animal studies of tremor: what do we learn?

 

10:15 a.m.     Frequency control of the cerebellum for tremor generation

                      Ming-Kai Pan, National Taiwan University

10:40 a.m.     Anatomical and physiological underpinnings of dystonia, ataxia, and tremor

                      Roy Sillitoe, Baylor College of Medicine

11:05 a.m.     GABAergic transmission of Purkinje cells in tremor

                      Esther Krook-Magnuson, University of Minnesota

11:30 a.m.     Lunch

Session 3: Controversies in the tremor field

Debate 1: ET plus: How should we deal with clinical heterogeneity of ET?

12:30 p.m.     Yes, we should use the term, ET plus

                      Rodger Elble, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

 

12:50 p.m.     No, we should drop the term, ET plus

                      Elan Louis, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

1:10 p.m.       Discussion

                      Hyder Jinnah, Emory University School of Medicine

Debate 2: What is the best interventional approach for essential tremor?

1:40 p.m.       Deep brain stimulation

                      Nora Vanegas-Arroyave, Baylor College of Medicine

 

2:00 p.m.       Focused ultrasound-mediated thalamotomy

                      Gordon Baltuch, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

2:20 p.m.       Discussion

                      Svjetlana Miocinovic, Emory University School of Medicine

2:50 p.m.       Refreshment Break

Session 4: Oral presentation of selected posters (non-CME)

3:20 p.m.       Oral presentation of selected posters

Session 5: Current therapy for tremor - Industry perspective (non-CME)

4:20 p.m.       Pipeline development for selective industry partners 

 

Session 6: Posters and Reception

5:10 p.m.       Posters and reception

 

6:30 p.m.       Adjourn

Day 2

7:45 am        Registration, Continental Breakfast

 

Session 7: Cerebellar physiology and tremor

8:30 a.m.        Purkinje cell synchrony for tremor generation                                            

                       Eric Lang, NYU School of Medicine

 

8:55 a.m.        Complex spike modulation for tremor                                                  

                       Wade Regehr, Harvard Medical School

9:20 a.m.        Consequences of Purkinje cell axonal swelling: implications in tremor 

                       Alanna Watt, McGill University

 

9:45 am          Refreshment Break

 

Session 8: Neuroimaging of tremor: Useful biomarkers?

10:05 a.m.      Basal ganglia and cerebellar circuit in Parkinsonian tremor 

                       Rick Helmich, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center

 

10:30 a.m.      Brain network changes in Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor 

                       Daniel Claassen, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

10:55 a.m.      Distinct brain circuitry of essential tremor and dystonic tremor 

                       Aparna Wagle Shukla, University of Florida Health

Session 9: Cognition in tremor

11:20 a.m.      Cognitive impairment in essential tremor 

                       Stephanie Cosentino, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

11:45 a.m.      Lunch / Parallel Lunch for Young Investigators  

Session 10: Clinical characteristics and video demonstration of diverse tremor disorders

 

12:45 p.m.      Clinical characteristics of tremor disorders

                       Vicki Shanker, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

1:10 p.m.        Overlapping phenotypes of tremor and dystonia

                       Aasef Shaikh, University Hospitals

Session 11: Novel DBS approaches for tremor

1:35 p.m.        Close loop DBS for tremor

                       Helen Bronte-Stewart, Stanford University School of Medicine

2:00 p.m.        New DBS targets for tremor

                       Ludy Shih, Boston University School of Medicine

 

2:25 p.m.        Tremor habituation/relapse after DBS and lesion-based therapies

                       Alfonso Fasano, University of Toronto

2:50 p.m.        Refreshment Break

        

Session 12: Novel pharmacological and toxin therapies for tremor

3:10 p.m.        Recent pharmacological therapy development for tremor

                       Peter LeWitt, Henry Ford Hospital and Wayne State University School of Medicine

3:35 p.m.        Toxin therapy and peripheral modulation for tremor

                       Mandar Jog, Western University

4:00 p.m.        Closing remark

                       Ming-Kai Pan, National Taiwan University

SPEAKERS

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Gordon H. Baltuch, MD, PhD

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Helen Bronte-Stewart, MD, MSE, FAAN, FANA

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Daniel O. Claassen, MD, MS

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Stephanie Cosentino, PhD

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Rodger J. Elble, MD, PhD

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Alfonso Fasano, MD, PhD

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Phyllis L. Faust, MD, PhD

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Rick C.G. Helmich, MD, PhD

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Hyder Jinnah, MD, PhD

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Mandar Jog, MD, FAAN

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Esther Krook-Magnuson, PhD

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Sheng-Han Kuo, MD

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Eric J. Lang, PhD

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Peter A. LeWitt, MD

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Elan D. Louis, MD, MS

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Guy Rouleau, OC, OQ, MD, PhD, FRCPC, FRSC

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Ludy Shih, MD, MMSc, FAAN, FANA

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Ming-Kai Pan, MD, PhD

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Wade Regehr, PhD

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Aasef Shaikh, MD, PhD

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Vicki Shanker, MD

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Joshua M. Shulman, MD, PhD

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Roy V. Sillitoe, PhD

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Nora Vanegas-Arroyave, MD

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Aparna Wagle Shukla, MD

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Alanna Watt, PhD

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