Tremor Gram – April 2019



Tune in for Our April Telephone Conference

If you have a voice tremor, make plans to join us for our upcoming FREE April Teleconference. The topic is, “Tremors, Quakes and Shakes of the Voice: Understanding and Treating Vocal Tremor and Spasmodic Dysphonia.”

ET Teleconference headerThe National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association is partnering with the International Essential Tremor Foundation (IETF) to present the teleconference.

Teleconference: Tremors, Quakes and Shakes of the Voice
Thursday, April 18, 2019

2 p.m. Pacific Time
3 p.m. Mountain Time
4 p.m. Central Time
5 p.m. Eastern Time

Dr. Michael Johns, director, University of Southern California Voice Center, will be the guest speaker.

Registration is NOT required. Simply call the conference line at the time of the teleconference and key in the conference code:

Conference Line: 1-800-719-7514
Conference Code: 579690

If you have questions you would like answered during the teleconference you MUST SUBMIT THEM IN ADVANCE. Email them to: Use the subject line “Teleconference Question” in your email.


May 1 is the Deadline for Fall Scholarships

Scholarship Art HatAre you a college student who has essential tremor? Are you the parent or grandparent of a college student who has essential tremor?

Check out the scholarship opportunity the IETF has for college students with ET. Each semester, the International Essential Tremor Foundation awards four scholarships to current or college-bound students who have been diagnosed with essential tremor. The $1,000 scholarships help support these students with their higher education goals. The deadline for fall scholarship applications is May 1, 2019.

Scholarships are awarded based on academic success, community service, leadership skills and an essay submission. Applications and more details are available on the IETF website.

Winners of the scholarships will be announced in July.


New ET Support Groups Formed

We are thrilled to welcome three new Essential Tremor Support Groups to the essential tremor community:

  • Elkridge, MD ET Support Group, led by Hazeline Roulac
  • Huntsville, AL ET Support Group, led by Dan Seaman
  • Kalamazoo, MI ET Support Group, led by Barbara Smith

Find a Support GroupAn ET Support Group is an informal, self-managed, self-help group run by and for people with ET. They bring people with essential tremor together in a caring environment to share stories, learn about management techniques and connect as a small ET community. Meeting times and places are decided by each group. Some groups meet monthly, others bi-monthly or even quarterly.

Find a group in your area on our website. If you don’t see one near you, consider starting one. The IETF provides training manuals and support. Express your interest by completing our online application.

If you are on Facebook, consider joining the Essential Tremor Awareness Group, an online support group where members post questions, concerns, share tips and become an online support system for others with ET. To join the group, make a request at