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Middlesex Hospital in Middletown is the venue for our February 2nd CT Essential Tremor Support Group meeting. We hope you’ll save the date and join us! Details will be published shortly.

IETF is coming to Connecticut!

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The International Essential Tremor Foundation has just announced dates for their 2019 Essential Tremor Education Forums… and they’re coming to Hartford on Saturday, June 1st! You won’t want to miss this exciting event, so be sure to mark your calendars!

You won’t want to miss our December 1st meeting!

Saturday, December 1, 2018
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

 St. Vincent’s Medical Center
2800 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT

ET and CBD:
A discussion regarding use of medical marijuana
for essential tremor and the science behind it.
presented by Sarah E. Buckingham, MD

Dr. Sarah Buckingham was born and raised in Portland, Maine. She received a B.A. in genetics, cell and developmental Biology from Dartmouth College and earned her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.

Her first year of training in a Primary Care Medicine Internship was split between Waterbury and Yale-New Haven Hospitals. She completed her Neurology residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Buckingham then completed a fellowship in movement disorders at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York City.

Currently affiliated with Stamford Health Medical Group, Dr. Buckingham is a member of both the American Academy of Neurology and the Movement Disorder Society.

Registration is requested – Inquiries are invited!

To register or request information, email Helen Moser or submit the form below.
Click here for driving directions and parking information.

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DRIVING & PARKING:

St. Vincent’s Medical Center is conveniently located on Main Street, in Bridgeport’s residential north side neighborhood, with easy access from the Merritt Parkway (Route 15) and Interstate-95, as well as the Route 8 & 25 Connector.

  • From the Merritt Parkway:Take Exit 48 (Main Street); proceed 2.3 miles south to St. Vincent’s campus, on the left.
  • From I-95:
    Take Exit 27A onto the Route 8 & 25 Connector; take Exit 4 (Lindley St.); turn left onto Lindley and proceed three blocks to Hawley Ave.; turn left onto Hawley and the Medical Center entrance is on the right.
  • From the Route 8 & 25 Connector (southbound):Take Exit 5 (Boston Ave.); turn left at end of ramp and proceed to Summit St.; follow Summit to Main and turn left; Medical Center will be on the left.

Blue “H” hospital signs also lead to St. Vincent’s 10-story, white landmark building.

PARKING:

The Patient/Visitor Parking Garage is located directly in front of the Medical Center.

  • Please bring your parking ticket in with you so that you can have it validated at the Central Cashier located in the Main Lobby Patient Information Desk when the meeting is over!

Get a Research Update at our October 6th ET Support Group in New Britain!

Saturday, October 6, 2018
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

 The Hospital of Central Connecticut
100 Grand Street, New Britain, CT

AN UPDATE ON 3 ESSENTIAL TREMOR RESEARCH PROJECTS
presented by research teams working with the renowned Dr. Elan Louis at Yale

  1. The Family Study of Essential Tremor (FASET) team will present updates to their nation-wide study of the underlying genetics of ET. Presented by:
    • Dr. Ashley Cristal and Hollie Dowd, Postdoctoral Researchers at the Movement Disorders Division of Yale School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology, and
    • Dr. Nora Hernandez, a Scientific Research Associate in Dr. Elan Louis’ Essential Tremor Initiatives.
  2. The Risk Factors Underlying Essential Tremor (RULET) team will present updates to their nation-wide study examining the role of neurotoxins in the development of ET and a new opportunity for the ET community to get involved in the study. Presented by:
    • Ruby Hickman and Evan Hale, Postgraduate Researchers for Dr. Elan Louis at the Yale School of Medicine Department of Neurology.
  3. GABA Imaging of Essential Tremor: the concepts underlying the fundamentals of the study, what it takes to participate, and where we are in this study. Presented by:
    • Dr. Nora Hernandez, Scientific Research Associate in Dr. Elan Louis’ Essential Tremor Initiatives.

To register or request information, email Helen Moser or submit the form below.
Click here for driving directions and parking information.

The CT essential tremor support group is sponsored byIETF logo tagline 10162012

DRIVING & PARKING:

  • From Route 9:
    Take Exit 28 to Route 72 West.
    Take Corbin Avenue Exit (Exit 7).
    Turn left at end of ramp.
    Follow the blue hospital signs up the hill.
    Left onto Hart Street.
    Straight.
    Left onto Linwood Street.
    Take second right onto Grand Street.
    Garage entrance on right.
  • From I-84:
    Take Exit 35 to Route 72 East.
    Take Corbin Avenue Exit (Exit 7).
    Turn left at end of ramp.
    Follow the blue hospital signs up the hill.
    Left onto Hart Street.
    Straight.
    Left onto Linwood Street.
    Take second right onto Grand Street.
    Garage entrance on right.
  • The City parking garage immediately next to the hospital lobby is the most convenient place to park.

Save the date!

The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain is the venue for our October 6th CT Essential Tremor Support Group meeting. We hope you’ll save the date and join us! Details will be published shortly.

Please join us in Milford on August 4th!

Saturday, August 4, 2018
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

 Milford Hospital
300 Seaside Avenue
Milford, CT 06460

Medical Management of Essential Tremor:
A Review of Treatment Options
presented by Michelle Lavallee Dagostine, MD

At this meeting Dr. Lavallee Dagostine will review the medical management of essential tremor, including approved treatment options. She will discuss which drugs have evidence for efficacy and also touch on new medications in clinical trials.

Dr. Michelle Lavallee Dagostine is a movement disorder specialist with Hartford HealthCare Medical Group and is part of the Chase Family Movement Disorder Center. She graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree, majoring in Biology and minoring in Spanish language and culture. After earning her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington DC, Dr. Lavallee Dagostine went on to complete her neurology residency, including chief resident year, at Georgetown University Hospital. She proceeded to complete a fellowship in Neurophysiology, followed by a fellowship in Movement Disorders, also at Georgetown University Hospital.

Registration is requested – Inquiries are invited!

To register or request information, email Helen Moser or submit the form below.
Click here for driving directions and parking information.

The CT essential tremor support group is sponsored byIETF logo tagline 10162012

DRIVING DIRECTIONS & PARKING:

Parking:

  • Free parking lot

Directions:

FROM HARTFORD REGION AND POINTS NORTH

  • Take I-91 South to I-95 South to Exit 36 (Plains Road).
  • At the end of the ramp turn left and follow blue Hospital signs.

FROM FAIRFIELD COUNTY AND POINTS SOUTH

  • Take I-95 North to Exit 36 (Plains Road).
  • At the end of the ramp, turn right and follow blue Hospital signs.

FROM MERRITT/WILBUR CROSS PARKWAYS AND POINTS NORTH

  • Take Exit 54 to I-95 South.
  • Take I-95 South to Exit 36 (Plains Road).
  • At the end of the ramp turn left and follow blue Hospital signs.

FROM MERRITT/WILBUR CROSS PARKWAYS AND POINTS SOUTH

  • Take Exit 54 to I-95 South.
  • Take I-95 South to Exit 36 (Plains Road).
  • At the end of the ramp turn left and follow blue Hospital signs.