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.

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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.

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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.

Mark your calendar!

Our next Essential Tremor Support Group meeting is scheduled for 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 4th, in Milford. Save the date! Details will be published shortly.

Join us in Wallingford for our June 2nd ET support group!

Saturday, June 2, 2018
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

 Gaylord Hospital
50 Gaylord Farm Road
Wallingford, CT 06492

Deep Brain Stimulation for Essential Tremor
presented by Patrick Senatus, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S

You won’t want to miss the opportunity to hear this presentation and participate in the ensuing Q&A discussion!

Neurosurgeon Patrick Senatus is Medical Director of the Deep Brain Stimulation Clinic at Hartford Healthcare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute, as well as Owner of a New York City Practice Altus Neurosurgery & Spine, LLC. Prior to these positions, he was a neurosurgeon for Eastern Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and in the Neurosurgery Department of the UCONN Medical Group.

Dr. Senatus received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biochemical Sciences (Magna Cum Laude) from Harvard College, a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Neurobiology from Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and a Doctor of Medicine Degree from Harvard Medical School. In addition to numerous awards and honors, his past academic appointments include Chief of Neurosurgery at Eastern Connecticut Health Network, Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale New Haven Hospital, Graduate School Faculty at UCONN’s Department of Neuroscience, Assistant Professor of Surgery for the Division of Neurosurgery at UCONN Health Center, Director of Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery at UCONN Health Center’s Department of Surgery, Clinical Fellow in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Neurological Restoration, and Chief Resident in Neurological Surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.

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:

Parking:

  • Free on-site parking is available throughout the Gaylord campus.

Directions:

From Points South via I-95 and I-91

  • I-95 intersects I-91 in New Haven, CT.
  • Take I-91 north to exit 13.
  • Turn left at light, then right at next light on Toelles Rd.
  • At stop sign, turn right on Old Hartford Tpke.
  • At second traffic light, turn left on Cheshire Rd.
  • At stop sign, turn right on Parker Farms Rd.
  • At next stop sign, turn left onto Gaylord Farm Rd. Gaylord is less than one-half mile up the hill, on the left.

From Points South via Route 15-Merritt Parkway

  • Route 15 north (the Merritt Parkway) to exit 64.
  • Turn left at traffic light.
  • At second traffic light, turn right on Cheshire Rd.
  • At stop sign, turn right on Parker Farms Rd.
  • At next stop sign, turn left on Gaylord Farm Rd. Gaylord is less than one-half mile up the hill, on the left.

From Points North via I-91

  • I-91 south to exit 17 (Wilbur Cross Parkway, route 15).
  • Take exit 64, turn left on Turnpike Rd.
  • At traffic light, turn right on Cheshire Rd.
  • At stop sign, turn right onto Parker Farms Rd.
  • At next stop sign, turn left on Gaylord Farm Rd. Gaylord is less than one-half mile up the hill, on the left.

From Points East

  • I-90 to I-84 west.
  • In Hartford, CT, take 1-91 south to exit 17 (Wilbur Cross Parkway, route 15).
  • Take exit 64, turn left on Turnpike Rd.
  • At traffic light, turn right on Cheshire Rd.
  • At stop sign, turn right onto Parker Farms Rd.
  • At next stop sign, turn left on Gaylord Farm Rd. Gaylord is less than one-half mile up the hill, on the left.

From Points West (Litchfield/Torrington, CT)

  • Route 8 South to I-84 East.
  • Continue to Exit 26. Bear right onto Route 70.
  • Continue on Route 70 to Route 10. Bear right onto Route 10 South.
  • Proceed approximately 2 blocks and turn left onto Wallingford Road, which becomes Gaylord Farm Road at the town line.
  • Gaylord Hospital is on the right, about 3 miles from the Route 10 intersection.

From Hartford, CT via I-84

  • I-84 west to exit 27 (I-691/Meriden).
  • Take exit 3 (Route 10, Cheshire).
  • Turn right at light onto route 10 south.
  • Just past Town Hall, turn left on Wallingford Rd.
  • Wallingford Road becomes Gaylord Farms Road at the town line; Gaylord Hospital is on the right.

From Waterbury/Cheshire

  • I-84 east to exit 26. Take route 70 to route 10 south/Cheshire.
  • Just past Town Hall, turn left on Wallingford Rd.
  • Wallingford Road becomes Gaylord Farms Road at the town line; Gaylord Hospital is on the right.

Put our June meeting in your calendar!

Please plan to join us on June 2nd at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford, CT! Details will be announced shortly.

Please join us in Waterbury on April 7th!

Saturday, April 7, 2018
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Waterbury Hospital
64 Robbins Street
Waterbury, CT 06721

Psychological and Neuropsychological Functioning In Essential Tremor
presented by Emily Sharp, PhD, ABPP

Although tremor is the cardinal symptom of Essential Tremor, recent research has also identified important non-motor symptoms associated with ET. This talk will focus on the psychological and cognitive symptoms associated with Essential Tremor.

Dr. Emily Sharp is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist and Assistant Professor in the Yale School of Medicine Department of Neurology. She is on the faculty within the Movement Disorders section in the Department of Neurology at Yale New Haven Hospital and part of the DBS surgery evaluation team. Dr. Sharp obtained her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Southern California and completed a two year post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at VA Boston Healthcare System.

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 & PARKING:

Parking:

  • Free on-site parking lot.

Directions:

Route 84 – Eastbound from New York or Danbury area

  • Exit 18 (Chase Parkway). Turn right and go to the first traffic light. Then turn right and go to the next light. Turn right (this is West Main Street). Take the second left onto Robbins Street for 1/2 mile. Hospital is on the left.

Route 84 – Westbound from Hartford area

  • Exit 18 (Highland Avenue/West Main Street). Take fork to West Main Street. Turn right (this is West Main Street). Take the first left onto Robbins Street for 1/2 mile. Hospital is on the left.

Route 8 – Northbound from Naugatuck or Bridgeport area

  • Exit 32 (Downtown Waterbury). Continue straight through second light (West Main Street) moving into the far left lane, bear left under underpass to stop sign (Watertown Ave). Go straight up hill (Robbins Street). Hospital entrance is next right.

Route 8 – Southbound from Watertown, Thomaston or Torrington

  • Exit 34 (West Main Street/Downtown Waterbury exit). Take a right at the end of the exit onto West Main Street. Take the first right onto Colley Street (this is a one-way street). Hospital is straight ahead, on Robbins Street.