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You won’t want to miss our next Essential Tremor Support Group meeting. It’s scheduled for Saturday, October 5th, at the Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain. Be sure you save the date on your calendar!

Join Us in Hartford on June 1st for a Very Special International Essential Tremor Foundation Education Forum!

Saturday, June 1, 2019
1:00-4:00 pm (Registration Opens at Noon)
Hartford Hospital Education & Resource Center
Heublein Hall
560 Hudson Street, Hartford, CT 06106

Meet the staff of the International Essential Tremor Foundation and join us for this free education forum. There will be vendor exhibits and presentations by local Essential Tremor experts on the diagnostic process, treatment options, current research, assistive devices, coping tips and more. Refreshments will be provided.

PRESENTERS:

  • Patrick McCartney, IETF Executive Director
    Topic: Past, Present & Future of the IETF
  • Duarte Machado, MD, Co-Director, Chase Family Movement Disorders Center,
    Hartford Healthcare Ayer Neuroscience Institute
    Topic: Diagnosis &Treatment Options for Essential Tremor
  • Amy Pace, OTR/L
    Topic: Coping with the Physical and Emotional Effects of ET

REGISTRATION FOR THIS SPECIAL EVENT:

To participate in this free event, you must register with IETF no later than May 29, 2019. This can be done online at essentialtremor.org/seminar […and when you do so, please check “Other” under “How did you hear about our seminar?” and type in CT Essential Tremor Support Group in the text box] or by calling the IETF office at 1 (888) 387-3667… and remember to invite your family and friends to attend this exciting and informative event with you!

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Driving Directions

Learn how Botox can help Essential Tremor at our April 6th meeting!

Saturday, April 6, 2019
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

 Milford Hospital
300 Seaside Avenue
Milford, CT 06460

Botulinum Toxin Treatment for Essential Hand Tremor
presented by Duarte Machado, MD

At this meeting Dr. Machado will review the safety and efficacy of this treatment, as well as a recent publication by him on this topic.

Dr. Duarte Machado is board certified in Neurology with subspecialty training in Movement Disorders. His interest and commitment to helping those with Movement Disorders sparked early on in his life after his grandmother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease while he was a high school student in Waterbury, CT. A graduate of Trinity College (BA, Neuroscience, 2001) and the University of Connecticut School of Medicine (MD, 2005), he completed neurology residency training at the Yale School of Medicine, where he was also chosen to be Chief Resident.

Currently Co-Director of the Hartford HealthCare Neuroscience Institute Movement Disorders Center, Dr. Machado is a member of the American Neurological Association, the American Academy of Neurology, the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, the National Physicians Alliance, and the New Haven County Medical Association. He has repeatedly been chosen as a Vitals Top 100 Doctors, awarded nationally to just 1% of all doctors who meet the criteria for this honor.

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.

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.

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

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.

IETF is coming to Connecticut!

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.

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

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!