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 Programs

Westshore Grand HotelET Education Forum
Tampa, FL
October 27, 2018
Program: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Check-in: 8 a.m.
The Westshore Grand
Dr. Theresa Zesiewicz
, professor, department of neurology at the University of South Florida.  Her topic will be, “Diagnosis and Treatment Options for Essential Tremor.
Lisa Warren, MHS, OTR/L, University of Florida Health Rehab at Fixel Center for Neurogical Diseases. Her topic will be, “Coping with the Physical and Emotional Effects of Essential Tremor.”




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

(None scheduled at this time)

Past Teleconferences

All of our teleconferences are recorded and are available online. Just call the number listed and listen by phone.

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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.

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IETF Partner Education Opportunities


Learn About Living Your Best Life with DBS Therapy.
Glenwood Springs, CO
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) therapy has been proven, over the past 15 years, to be an effective treatment option for symptoms of essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease. Attend this free informational seminar to learn more about DBS therapy, including the benefits and risks of this therapy.  

Thursday, November 8, 2018
2 p.m.
Glenwood Springs Branch Library
815 Cooper Ave
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Speaker: Dr. Seth Kareus, neurologist, SCL Brain and Spine

Register by emailing or call 720-480-1111.


Does Tremor Have You Asking for Help?
Kalamazoo, MI
If tremor is affecting your daily activities and quality of life, please join us for this FREE educational event.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
5:30 to 7  p.m.
Bronson Athletic Club
6789 Elm Valley Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Speaker: Dr. Christos Sidiropoulos, assistant professor, department of neurology, Michigan State University.

Register by emailing or call (419) 340-2347.

Parkinson & Movement Disorder Alliance

Learn. Live. Connect. Essential Tremor.
Sun City, AZ
Learn about essential tremor (ET) symptoms and treatments directly from movement disorder neurologists and other medical experts. The event is free. 

Saturday, November 3, 2018
9 a.m. to Noon
Banner Boswell Medical Center Memorial Hall
13180 N 103rd Drive
Sun City, AZ 85351

Click here to register. Or call 1-800-256-0966.

Sentara Neurosciences

Learn About Deep Brain Stimulation
Virginia Beach, VA
This free event is for people with movement disorders such as essential tremor, who are looking for a way to live life to the fullest. Learn how deep brain stimulation works, who is eligible for the procedure and what to expect if you are considering it. 

Thursday, November 8, 2018
6 p.m.
Westin Virginia Beach Town Center
4535 Commerce St.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

RSVP by calling 1-800-SENTARA or visit the Sentara website to register.

Riverside Neurological & Spine Institute

What You Should Know about Deep Brain Stimulation
Williamsburg, VA
This free event will focus on deep brain stimulation and its role in the treatment of tremors. 

Thursday, November 1, 2018
6 p.m.
Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center
6945 Pocahontas Trail
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Shawke Soueidan, MD, neurologist
Jonathan T. Butler, MD, PhD, neurologist, movement disorder specialist
Jackson B. Salvant, Jr., MD, neurosurgeon

RSVP by calling 757-302-2142.

University of Kansas Health System

Movement Disorder Community Symposium
Overland Park, KS
This FREE symposium will include presentations on various movement disorder topics led by the University of Kansas’ expert team of physicians. Review the agenda for more details. 

Saturday, November 3, 2018
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.)
University of Kansas Edwards Campus
12600 Quivira Road
Overland Park, KS 66213

Space is limited. RSVP by calling 913-588-1227 and mention “movement disorder community symposium” to reserve your spot. Or register online. Light beverages and snacks will be provided.