Endorsed by The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

1st International Tremor Congress is organized by Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and will be held during May 11 - 12, 2018 at Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center, New York City, New York, United States of America. This CME Conference has been approved for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Conference Description :

Tremor is the most common movement disorders and could be highly disabling. Despite recent advancements in the diagnosis and management, patients with tremor continue to live with tremor-related disability. Current technology has created an opportunity for new diagnostic approaches, surgical procedures, and pharmacologic innovations, which holds promise for treatment of tremor.

In addition, the understanding of abnormalities of brain circuitry for tremor will guide us for the development of targeted therapy. Taken together, these advances in the clinical diagnosis and patient management and also the basic science of brain circuitry of tremor will synergistically bring us to the forefront of therapy development for tremor.

In addition, there are several tremor disorders. Essential tremor (ET) is characterized by kinetic tremor whereas Parkinson’s disease (PD) tremor is classically tremor at rest. Dystonia tremor (DT) is less rhythmic and is usually associated with sustained muscle twisting movements. Tardive tremor is associated with anti-psychotic use and is part of the tardive syndrome. Therefore, the accurate diagnosis of tremor disorder also poses challenges to neurologists and movement disorders specialists. Neurologists must stay up-to-date on advances in all aspects of patient care, but, unfortunately, many rely on what they learned in medical school or residency.

Given these important challenges in the field, a need to bring together movement disorders specialists who diagnose and manage tremor patients and also basic scientists who study the abnormal brain circuits of tremor is critically important to advance the field. In other words, there is a knowledge gap among movement disorders clinicians in the understanding the brain circuitry of tremor and among basic scientists in the current diagnosis and management of clinical tremor disorders. Furthermore, recent surgical therapies and neuromodulations are developed for tremor disorders but is not well-known among the clinicians and scientists. In addition, there is a need to educate the next-generation clinicians and scientists in the knowledge of tremor.

To address these gaps, the Movement Disorders Division within the Department of Neurology of the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University will be conducting 1st International Tremor Congress, a comprehensive meeting on advances in the diagnosis and management of tremor and also the science of tremor disorders. The meeting addresses an important need for a comprehensive, academic educational program providing the latest information on innovations, insights on the latest science, and translation of the science to patient care. The conference is also consistent with the national call of the Precision Medicine Initiative for health care providers to pursue new approaches that tailor treatment to the individual patient’s characteristics. Patient response to conventional treatments for tremor is often variable; therefore, education on new surgical and medical advancements that account for individual differences can optimize outcomes for patients with tremor.

Conference Objectives are :

• Formulate an evidence-based approach to optimize the treatment for tremor disorders.
• Develop evidence-based scientific knowledge for the future clinical study design in tremor disorders.
• Describe the up-do-date clinical diagnosis and treatment in each tremor disorder.
• Indicate the cutting-edge scientific discovery for tremor and also current tremor therapy development.


Event Start Date
11 May, 2018
Event Start Date
Event End Date
12 May, 2018
Event End Date




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