Essential Tremor Community Conference

Education and empowerment will be the driving theme Aug. 12 at Cedars-Sinai’s Essential Tremor Disease Community Conference in Los Angeles. The free event is from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Harvey Morse Conference Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Michele Tagliati, MD, director of the Movement Disorders Program, Echo E. Tan, MD, and Elliot Hogg, MD, will provide updates on the latest clinical advances and treatment options for essential tremor, including medical and surgical management.

"We want to provide patients and their families with reliable tools to monitor their wellbeing," said Tagliati, vice chair of the Department of Neurology. "It is our duty and mission to keep the public up-to-date when it comes to the importance of quality-of-life issues."

Essential tremor is the most common movement disorder, affecting up to 10 million people in the United States alone. Common symptoms of essential tremor include shaking in multiple areas of the upper body and difficulty performing daily tasks. There is a strong genetic predisposition to develop essential tremor. However, other types of tremor need to be distinguished and differentiated, as they may respond to different therapeutic approach.

Participants will hear from Tagliati on the pathophysiology and differential diagnosis of the disease.

Tan, one of our movement disorders specialists, will review current treatments and medications.

Also on the agenda is our new faculty, Elliot Hogg, who will discuss the surgical therapy of essential tremor, including deep brain stimulation and focused ultrasound.

Please reserve a seat for the free event by visiting our online registration or by contacting Christina Basile at 310-423-1320 or christina.basile@cshs.org. The conference will be held in the Harvey Morse Auditorium.