IETF is coming to Connecticut!

The International Essential Tremor Foundation has 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 and bookmark this site for details to be announced shortly!

Mark your calendar for our next meeting!

Our next CT Essential Tremor Support Group is scheduled for Saturday, April 6th, at Milford Hospital (in Milford, CT). The speaker and topic will be announced shortly. We hope you’ll save the date and join us!

Please join us in Middletown on February 2nd!

Saturday, February 2, 2019
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Middlesex Hospital’s Bardenheier Medical Training Center
28 Crescent Street
Middletown, CT 06457

Movement Disorders & Integrative Medicine:
The Benefits of Maximizing Health through Lifestyle Interventions
presented by Eric Secor, ND, PhD, MPH, MS, LAc, Dipl Ac., NCCAOM

During this presentation, participants will review the importance and application of Lifestyle Interventions in Movement Disorders. Integrative medicine treatment modalities will be discussed in detail. Nutrition interventions and the safety and use of dietary supplements will also be reviewed.

Dr. Eric Secor is currently the Associate Medical Director, Integrative Medicine, Hartford Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine. In addition to patient care, his primary responsibilities include overseeing all clinical operations, education, and research for the department.

In 2018, the Ayer Neuroscience Institute and Movement Disorders Center began a novel collaboration with Integrative Medicine with goals to improve patient wellness, personalized interventions, and quality of life. Dr. Secor has introduced functional nutrition, massage therapy, acupuncture, yoga, tai qi and integrative physician consultations into the Institute.

Over the last 20 years, Dr. Secor’s focus has been on restoration of health and wellness after complex chronic illness, performance optimization, stress and pain management, as well as healthy aging. He has extensive experience with the safety, quality, innovation, and research of integrative therapies and lectures on program development and education nationally.

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.

Directions:

FROM NORTH (HARTFORD)

Take I-91 South to Exit 22S, Route 9 South. Follow Route 9 through Middletown. Take Exit 13, Route 17. Continue straight to the intersection with Route 17, South Main Street. At the light, turn right onto South Main Street. Follow South Main Street to the intersection with Crescent Street. Turn right onto Crescent Street. The entrance to the hospital and the Emergency Department are on Crescent Street.

FROM SOUTH (MERIDEN)

Take I-91 or Wilbur Cross Parkway to Route 691 East. Follow Route 691 (becomes Route 66) to Main Street, Middletown. Turn right onto Main Street. Continue down Main Street to the intersection with Pleasant Street. Turn right onto Pleasant Street, then bear left at the next light onto South Main Street. Turn left onto Crescent Street. The entrance to the hospital and the Emergency Department are on Crescent Street.

FROM WEST

Take I-84 to Route 691 East. Follow Route 691 (becomes Route 66) to Main Street, Middletown. Turn right onto Main Street. Continue down Main Street to the intersection with Pleasant Street. Turn right onto Pleasant Street, then bear left at the next light onto South Main Street. Turn left onto Crescent Street. The entrance to the hospital and the Emergency Department are on Crescent Street.

FROM NEW YORK/NEW HAVEN

Take I-95 to I-91 North. Change to Route 9 South toward Cromwell/Middletown. In Middletown, take Exit 13. Continue straight to the intersection with Route 17, South Main Street. At the light, turn right onto South Main Street. Follow South Main Street to the intersection with Crescent Street. Turn right onto Crescent Street. The entrance to the hospital and the Emergency Department are on Crescent Street.

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.

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.

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

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.