Tremor Gram – April 2014

The Goulden Touch Scholarship
All Pro Kicker Robbie Gould has a mission to help students affected by ET. As a result, his public charity, The Goulden Touch, (, will sponsor a $500 educational scholarship through the IETF. The scholarship is available for students of all ages living in the Chicagoland area.

While this particular scholarship is limited to the Chicago area, the IETF also offers other $500 scholarships for students affected by ET living throughout the nation. The deadline to complete all scholarship applications is May 1. To apply for The Goulden Touch Scholarship and or to learn more about other available scholarships, visit our Scholarship page.


Brain Health Fair in Philly
Get a front row seat as world-class neurologists discuss the ins and outs of our brains. The 2014 Brain Health Fair, presented by the American Brain Foundation, will take place from 10-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A, in Philadelphia, PA.

This FREE, day-long event features educational classes on brain diseases and treatment options, health screenings, free giveaways and resources, plus interactive exhibits for the whole family. If you are in the area, please stop by the IETF booth. We’d love to meet you! To register or to learn more about the event, visit the Brain Health Fair website.


Referral and Medication Pathway Survey
The IETF is conducting a very important survey, and we need your input. Your response is greatly appreciated and critical to obtaining accurate information so that the IETF can further help you.

Please complete our survey ONLY if you have been diagnosed with essential tremor or have a strong family history of ET. The survey can be found here. Thank you for your support and participation!


Focused UltraSound Foundation Expands Study Recruitment
The Focused UltraSound Foundation now has sites recruiting patients for InSightec’s essential tremor pivotal study. Enrolling sites now include:

Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, California
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Canada
Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
Toyko Women’s Medical University, Toyko, Japan
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Yonsei University Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea

The results of this multi-site trial are expected to support submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Health Canada for regulatory approval of focused ultrasound to treat patients with essential tremor. Patients who are interested in participating should contact the nearest site. Visit to learn more about the study.