Department of Medicine

Division of Neurology: City-Wide Neurology Grand Rounds

May 24, 2019
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8:00am–9:00am
Rounds
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City-Wide Neurology Grand Rounds

Speaker: Dr. Agessandro Abrahao
Title: "Blood-brain barrier opening using MR-guided focused ultrasound in neurological diseases"

Learning objectives:
- To describe the MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) platform and the Sunnybrook MRgFUS Program
- To review MRgFUS blood-brain barrier opening trials for neurological diseases
- To describe future steps in the validation of MRgFUS as a therapeutic delivery platform to the brain

Blurb:
Transcranial MRgFUS has been approved as a therapeutic alternative for refractory essential tremor. This non-invasive technique has now being tested as a drug delivery platform in ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and brain tumours by safely and temporarily opening the blood-brain barrier in targeted brain regions.

 

Neurology
Location
Toronto Western Hospital
399 Bathurst St, West Wing 2-401 (Main Auditorium)
Toronto, ON
M5T 2S8
2019-05-24 12:00:00 2019-05-24 13:00:00 UTC Division of Neurology: City-Wide Neurology Grand Rounds City-Wide Neurology Grand Rounds Speaker: Dr. Agessandro AbrahaoTitle: "Blood-brain barrier opening using MR-guided focused ultrasound in neurological diseases" Learning objectives:- To describe the MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) platform and the Sunnybrook MRgFUS Program- To review MRgFUS blood-brain barrier opening trials for neurological diseases- To describe future steps in the validation of MRgFUS as a therapeutic delivery platform to the brain Blurb:Transcranial MRgFUS has been approved as a therapeutic alternative for refractory essential tremor. This non-invasive technique has now being tested as a drug delivery platform in ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and brain tumours by safely and temporarily opening the blood-brain barrier in targeted brain regions.   399 Bathurst St, West Wing 2-401 (Main Auditorium) - Toronto Western Hospital discovery.commons@utoronto.ca