During 2012 International Essential Tremor Foundation http://www.essentialtremor.org will host 26 free seminars on the life altering condition called essential tremor. The first seminar will be held in Baltimore, MD on Tuesday, June 5 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Sheraton Baltimore North, located at 1903 Dulaney Valley Rd. and Knoxville, TN will be the location for the second seminar on Saturday, June 30 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Knoxville Marriott located at 500 E...Baltimore, MD, on Tuesday, June 5 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Sheraton Baltimore North, located at 1903 Dulaney Valley Rd. and Knoxville, TN, on Saturday, June 30 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Knoxville Marriott located at 500 E. Hill Ave.
Essential tremor patients, family members, caregivers, and health care providers are invited to attend these special seminars, which are facilitated by the International Essential Tremor Foundation. Attendees will learn from local physicians about the diagnosis process for essential tremor, commonly prescribed medications, surgical options, current scientific research and more. Attendees will also be provided with a free essential tremor information packet to take home and share with friends, family and their own health care providers...More information, including driving directions and event registration, is available by phone (toll free) at 888.387.3667 or on the web at http://www.essentialtremor.org/seminars.
Every educational seminar will feature at least two local, specialty physicians, a movement disorder neurologist and neurosurgeon. In Baltimore: Zoltan Mari, M.D., director of National Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence at Johns Hopkins University; W. Stan Anderson, M.D., neurosurgeon with Johns Hopkins Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center; and Fred Lenz, M.D., Ph.D., director of functional neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Center. The Foundation actively works to generate greater awareness of the condition, fund critical scientific research in order to fully understand the causes of ET and offer support to those affected by this life-altering condition. At these seminars people will gain a better understanding of their condition and what options for treatment are available. Hopefully they will also realize, as they look around the room, that they are not alone in this condition; that there are millions all over the world affected, just like them.”
ET, which affects nearly 10 million people in the U.S., is the most common neurological movement disorder, but is frequently misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s disease. The condition is often characterized by rhythmic, involuntary and uncontrollable shaking of the hands and arms during movement. Sometimes ET can also affect the head, voice, legs and trunk. ET and provides those affected with the basic knowledge necessary to become their own advocate when seeking treatment...For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2012/6/prweb9558978.htm