This teleconference series is just one way the IETF actively works to create awareness of the condition, fund critical, ground-breaking scientific research and offer support to those affected by this life-altering condition.
Lenexa, Kan. (PRWEB) September 12, 2017
The International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) will host its next call in a free educational telephone conference series focusing on a different topic each session on the life-altering neurological condition called essential tremor (ET). This teleconference call will feature the topic Children and ET and will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. PST / 3 p.m. MST/ 4 p.m. CST/ 5 p.m. EST. An expert in ET care and research will provide up-to-date information in a teleconference format followed by a question-and-answer period. Questions must be submitted in advance at the time of registration. Registrations are limited and required. More information and registration is available at 888.387.3667 or http://www.essentialtremor.org/seminars.
The IETF has teamed-up with world-class neurologists and experts to host a one-hour call featuring presentations by doctors on the past and current essential tremor research and outcomes, and the future prospects for better treatments and a cure. Participants simply call in to the number provided at registration and hear experts discuss the latest news on a variety topics involving ET from the comfort of their home. No computer or Internet access is needed. Speakers include:
- Keith Coffman, MD - Clinical Director of Neurology; Director, Movement Disorders Clinic; Director, Tourette Syndrome Center of Excellence; Children’s Mercy Hospital
- Facilitator - Patrick McCartney, IETF Executive Director
“This teleconference series is just one way the IETF actively works to create awareness of the condition, fund critical, ground-breaking scientific research and offer support to those affected by this life-altering condition,” IETF Executive Director Patrick McCartney said.
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, making daily tasks such as eating, drinking and writing difficult if not impossible. Sometimes ET can also affect the head, voice, legs and trunk. At this time there is no cure for essential tremor.
About The International Essential Tremor Foundation:
Headquartered in Lenexa, KS, and founded in 1988, the International Essential Tremor Foundation is the leading organization in the world dedicated to those affected by essential tremor. The mission of the IETF is to fund research that will find the cause of essential tremor and lead to better treatments and a cure, increase awareness about ET, and provide educational materials, tools and support to healthcare providers, the public, and those directly affected by ET.
The IETF has distributed more than $750,000 in research grants, to fund numerous promising studies, in the search for the cause of ET. The Foundation has hosted numerous community awareness events across the U.S. to provide those affected with the basic knowledge necessary to become their own advocate when seeking treatment. And, the IETF also provides assistance to a vast network of support groups around the world. To learn more about essential tremor and the IETF mission, visit the IETF website at http://www.essentialtremor.org.