Saturday, April 1, 2023
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Focused Ultrasound to Treat Essential Tremor
presented by neurosurgeon and neuroscientist
John David Rolston, MD, PhD
In Dr. Rolston’s words: “Since the 1950s, we’ve used surgery to stop tremors after medications stop working. Recently, a new noninvasive method of surgery was developed that uses soundwaves to stop tremors, avoiding the need for any incisions. This technology, focused ultrasound, is approved by the FDA and backed by multiple clinical trials. This presentation will describe the procedure, the most recent advances in focused ultrasound (like second-side treatments), and compare it to other surgeries for tremor.”
Dr. John Rolston is a neurosurgeon and neuroscientist at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, recognized internationally for his contributions to epilepsy surgery and movement disorder surgery. Before moving to Brigham & Women’s, he served as the Director of Epilepsy Surgery and the Director of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at the University of Utah from 2017 to 2022.
Dr. Rolston received his Bachelor’s degree from Columbia University, where he won the Russell Mills Award for Excellence in Computer Science. For his PhD, he developed brain-computer interfaces for epilepsy at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University. He received an MD from Emory University before completing his residency training and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco.
Inquiries are invited!
Registration is required no later than noon on Wednesday, March 29th!
To register or request information, email Helen Moser or submit the form below.
The CT essential tremor support group is sponsored by