IETF's Essential Tremor Webcast Addresses Most Common Neurological Disorder in the U.S.

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Dr. Arif Dalvi discusses the diagnosis process and treatment options for the life-altering movement disorder essential tremor (ET).

Dr. Arif Dalvi, Movement Disorder Neurologist

Dr. Arif Dalvi, Movement Disorder Neurologist

Essential tremor is the most common of all movement disorders, affecting nearly 10 million Americans.

Dr. Arif Dalvi, Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurology, University of Chicago, and member of the International Essential Tremor Foundation’s (IETF) Medical Advisory Board, discusses the life-altering movement disorder essential tremor (ET) in a webcast scheduled for November 13, 2012, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (EST).


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Dr. Dalvi’s webcast presentation will explain what ET is, the causes of tremor, how it is diagnosed, what role genetics play, and the differences between essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease (PD). The webcast will also cover common medications, surgical treatments, such as deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery, current ET research and new developments undergoing study, such as Focused Ultrasound (FUS) Surgery. His presentation also covers FDA-approved DaTscan, a new diagnostic tool. After the presentation, Dr. Dalvi will respond to questions submitted by viewers.

Sponsored by the IETF, this webcast addresses the most common neurological disorder in the U.S., affecting an estimated 10 million people. ET is often characterized by rhythmic, involuntary and uncontrollable shaking of the hands and arms during movement, but it sometimes can also affect the head, voice, legs and trunk. ET is eight times more common than Parkinson’s disease yet is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson’s.

About The International Essential Tremor Foundation:
Headquartered in Lenexa, Kan., and founded in 1988, the International Essential Tremor Foundation is the leading organization in the world dedicated to helping those affected by essential tremor. The IETF funds research to find the cause of essential tremor (ET) that leads to a treatment and cure, increases awareness, and provides educational materials, tools, and support for healthcare providers, the public, and those affected by ET.

Since its inception, the IETF has distributed more than $600,000 in research grants to fund 24 promising ET research studies. To learn more about essential tremor, visit

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