Education Programs

The IETF facilitates educational programs in order to educate patients, healthcare providers and the general public about essential tremor. Programs may cover the following topics: the diagnosis process, current treatment options, research, support groups, assistive technology, and more. Review the listings below for more information. You can also check our events calendar to learn about other events and support group meetings.


Upcoming IETF Programs

ET Education Forum
Join us for a free education forum to get the latest
information on essential tremor and tips for managing it. 

Ayer Neuroscience Institute LogoJune 1, 2019
1 to 4 p.m.

Hartford, CT
Hartford Hospital
Education and Resource Center, Heublein Hall
560 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT 06102

Speaker: Dr. Duarte Machado, co-director, Chase Family Movement Disorders Center


ET Education Forum
Join us for a free education forum to get the latest
information on essential tremor and tips for managing it. 

September 14, 2019 
9 a.m. to Noon
St. Louis, MO 
Hilton St. Louis Frontenac
1335 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63131




Whether you have internet access or not, it is important to understand your condition. To this end, the IETF presents our new educational teleconference series.


Upcoming Teleconferences

TOPIC: “Tremors, Quakes and Shakes of the Voice: Understanding and Treating Vocal Tremor and Spasmodic Dysphonia”

Thursday, April 18, 2019
2 p.m. Pacific Time
3 p.m. Mount Time
4 p.m. Central Time
5 p.m. Eastern Time

Speaker: Michael M. Johns, MD, director, University of Southern California Voice Center

No Registration is required. Simply call the number below at your designated time (above) to participate.

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


Past Teleconferences

All of our teleconferences are recorded and are available online. Just call the number listed and listen by phone. THESE ARE NOT TOLL-FREE NUMBERS SO IF YOUR PHONE PLAN DOES NOT PROVIDE FREE LONG DISTANCE, YOU WILL BE CHARGED BY YOUR PHONE COMPANY.

View Teleconferences


WebinarNarrated by some of the top movement disorders specialists in the field, this series of webinars cover everything you need to know about essential tremor, from the diagnosis process, treatment options to current research and more.

View Webinars

IETF Partner Education Opportunities

Medtronic Events

Getting Back to You with DBS Therapy
Thursday, May 2
6 – 8 p.m.
Marriott Ithaca Downtown Commons
120 South Aurora Street
Ithaca, NY 14850

Speakers: Dr. Andrew M. Wensel, neurosurgeon, and Dr. Christopher M. King, neurologist.
Overview: Learn more about DBS Therapy, the benefits and risks, and if DBS might be right for you.

For questions or to RSVP call Carol Zimmerman, (585) 341-7517 or email Deidra Hall,


Abbott Events

FREE Educational Event for People with ET
Saturday, April 27
10 to 11:30 a.m.
Hyatt Place – Utica
45400 Park Ave
Utica, MI 48315

Overview: If tremor is affecting your daily activities and quality of life, attend this FREE educational event.

Speakers: Dr. Ellen Air, neurological surgery, Henry Ford Health System; and Dr. Bisena Bulica, neurology, movement disorders, Henry Ford Health System.

RSVP by April 23 to: or call (248) 325-0503.