Tremor Gram March 2013

National Essential Tremor Awareness Month
In college basketball, the month of March means bracket-busters, buzzer-beaters and buckets of thrills. But for millions of Americans, March is a time to share their stories and seek greater understanding of their daily challenges during National Essential Tremor Awareness Month.

This year marks the third annual NETA month, and to play on the basketball theme that inspires our 2013 appeal, we’re asking for an assist from you. As our teammate during this special month, we hope that you’ll help the IETF advance public education about ET and secure research funds to improve treatment and discover a cure. Learn how to join our team!

IETF Funded Research Awarded a Top 10 Rank
Research made possible by an IETF grant has won acclaim from Québec Science magazine. Congratulations to Professor Frédéric Calon and his team at the CHUQ Research Center, Laval University, Québec, Canada, whose breakthrough research on essential tremor earned them a spot in the magazine’s list of top 10 discoveries for 2012. Read more about this critical research.

New App Records Tremor
You may recall that in our January issue of Tremor Gram, we featured the new tremor stabilization technology from Lift Labs Design. Now, the same company has developed an application for smart phones that records your tremor and allows you to monitor and measure it at home. “Lift Pulse” is an iPhone app available for download through iTunes; soon, the company will introduce an Android-compatible version.

And the best news? Downloading this tremor measurement and monitoring app is currently free!

Register for an IETF Webcast
Join the IETF on Friday, March 15 at Noon (CST) or 5:00 p.m. (CST) for a very special webcast with IETF medical advisory board member Dr. Arif Dalvi. Register today to learn more about the diagnosis process and treatment options for essential tremor, presented by Dr. Arif Dalvi. At the end of each webcast, Dr. Dalvi will answer audience questions.

For more information on how webcasts work and to review the computer and web browser requirements, visit our website.