See the Google map on the left for directions to San Ramon Regional Medical Center. We meet in the Blackhawk Conference Rooms, A & B, signs will be posted. The rooms fill up fast so please RSVP via email to our facilitator, Sharon, at EastBayET@comcast.net to ensure a seat.
Recap of our April Meeting:
We were thrilled that Paula Chidester, from Cala Health, was our guest speaker! You may remember that we were introduced to Paula and her team by Dr. Kate Rosenbluth, Bioengineer from Stanford. Many of our EBET members participated in the original study, also at Stanford, involving a non-invasive wearable device for ET. This device was similar to a TENS unit and supplied electrical stimulation to the nerves in the wrist. Great news, they now have a finished product!!!!
Paula and her team are beginning a new study at UCSF in San Francisco and the Parkinson's Institute in Sunnyvale, the purpose of which is to show that the device is both safe and effective.
Recap of our March 2016 Meeting:
We hosted another exciting guest speaker at our March 19th meeting. Dr. Leslie Cahan, neurosurgeon from UCLA & Kaiser, Los Angeles, presented detailed information about Gamma-Knife Thalamotomy. As we have discussed Deep Brain Stimulation surgery and MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound at our last meetings, we feel this information not only added to our comprehensive understanding of the non-invasive surgical treatments of ET, but was also a fitting way to celebrate National ET Awareness Month!
Recap of our February 2016 Meeting:
Our February 20th meeting was an interesting discussion about MRI-Guided Focused UltraSound (FUS) based on the very recent first-hand experience of one of our members. We were also enlightened about surgical treatment of ET by two other members who recently underwent DBS surgery.
We started out the New Year with a great guest speaker at our January 16th meeting. We were privileged to have as our guest Julie M. Muccini, MS, OTR/L, Neuro Clinical Specialist, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Services, from Stanford Hospital and Clinics. Julie spoke on a broad range of coping mechanisms for Essential Tremor. We had a great turnout!