Tremor Gram – April 2016

National Volunteer Week 

National Volunteer Week, April 10-16, 2016, is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and demonstrating their collective power to make a difference. Thank you to all our volunteers for your desire to help those in your community who are affected by ET! Volunteers help us provide education and support to thousands of people around the world.

Support Group Leaders are self-motivated, passionate volunteers who serve the needs of their community by offering a place where all those affected by ET can gather to learn and share. Starting a group can seem intimidating, but we’re here to help you every step of the way. Become a volunteer today!


Sign Up for Google Studies

Google is looking for people to participate in accessibility studies to help improve their products. During a study Google may present you with and gather your feedback on an existing product, a new feature, or even prototypes regarding accessibility. When you sign up to participate, Google will use the information you provide to help them search for suitable participants for user studies. Study sessions can happen at a Google office, in your home or business, or online through your computer or mobile device. For more information or to sign-up, click here.


Scholarship Applications Due
Each semester, the IETF awards four $500 scholarships to qualified post-high school students of all ages, to lessen the burden of higher education. The scholarship can be used for supplies, books or tuition at licensed, accredited institutions of higher education (including trade schools) and are paid directly to the educational institution. The spring scholarship application deadline is May 1. To learn more about the scholarship program or for applications, click here.


IETF Awareness at AAN
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of neurologists, bringing together more than 10,000 neurology professionals across the globe. On April 15-21, 2016, in Vancouver, BC, Canada, the IETF will meet with these neurologists to network, discuss cutting-edge research, and take part in top-rated education programming across a wide variety of topics. “Attending conferences much like this one, allows us to keep the IETF and essential tremor in the forefront of the minds of these renowned specialists in hopes of one day leading to better treatments and ultimately, a cure,” IETF Executive Director Patrick McCartney said. To learn more about AAN, visit