Paula and her team are beginning a new study at UCSF in San Francisco and the Parkinson's Institute in Sunnyvale, the purpose of which is to show that the device is both safe and effective. She will be asking our members to consider participating in this study.
Recap of our March 2016 Meeting:
We hosted another exciting guest speaker at our March 19th meeting. Dr. Leslie Cahan, neurosurgeon from UCLA & Kaiser, Los Angeles, presented detailed information about Gamma-Knife Thalamotomy. As we have discussed Deep Brain Stimulation surgery and MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound at our last meetings, we feel this information not only added to our comprehensive understanding of the non-invasive surgical treatments of ET, but was also a fitting way to celebrate National ET Awareness Month!
Recap of our February 2016 Meeting:
Our February 20th meeting was an interesting discussion about MRI-Guided Focused UltraSound (FUS) based on the very recent first-hand experience of one of our members. We were also enlightened about surgical treatment of ET by two other members who recently underwent DBS surgery.
We started out the New Year with a great guest speaker at our January 16th meeting. We were privileged to have as our guest Julie M. Muccini, MS, OTR/L, Neuro Clinical Specialist, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Services, from Stanford Hospital and Clinics. Julie spoke on a broad range of coping mechanisms for Essential Tremor. We had a great turnout!