Education Programs

The IETF facilitates educational programs in order to educate patients, caregivers, 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. 

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

– Mwiza Ushe, MA, MD,
assistant professor of neurology,
Washington University School of Medicine
– Richard Bucholz, MD
professor, Department of Neurosurgery,
St. Louis University School of Medicine
– Karen Balk, MOT, OTR/L
Washington University School of Medicine

Registration deadline: September 11, 2019


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

November 2, 2019 
9 a.m. to Noon
Lenexa, KS
Hyatt Place Kansas City
Lenexa City Center
8741 Ryckert Street
Lenexa, KS 66219

– Harsh V. Gupta, M.D.
assistant professor of neurology,,
University of Kansas Medical Center
– Kelli Reiling Ott, OTD, OTR/L
clinical assistant professor,
Department of Occupational Therapy Education
University of Kansas Medical Center

Registration deadline: October 30, 2019




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

Research: Where Are We Now and Where Are We Going?

Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Cost: FREE

Start times:

  • 11 a.m. Pacific Time
  • Noon, Mountain Time
  • 1 p.m. Central Time
  • 2 p.m. Eastern Time

Holly Shill, MD
Director of the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute
Phoenix, AZ

No Registration Required

To Participate:
Call the number below a minute or two before the start time of the teleconference and key in the conference code when prompted to do so. The teleconference is limited to 500 callers. The call will be recorded and posted on the IETF website for those who can’t join us.

Conference Line: 1-800-201-3962 (U.S. and Canada)
Conference Code: 113980

Have a Question for the Speaker?
The teleconference speaker will answer questions at the end of the teleconference. But all questions must be submitted in advance. Submit your questions by emailing them to:



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.

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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

Medtronic Events

Getting Back to You With DBS Therapy

Saturday, August 17
10:30 a.m. (sign in begins at 10 a.m.)
United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007

Overview: Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) development started in 1987 and Medtronic has been a leader in the field. With more than 150,000 DBS implants worldwide, DBS is helping people control the movement symptoms of their essential tremor.

Speakers: Ashwin Viswanathan, MD and Sameer Sheth, MD, PhD., Baylor College of Medicine

RSVP by calling (713) 497-9400.


Abbott Events

Deep Brain Stimulation: Lunch & Learn Sessions

Overview: Are you interested in learning more about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for essential tremor? Join Abbott for a complimentary DBS discussion including a patient’s experience and perspective.

There are TWO sessions planned:

Tuesday, August 20
11:30 a.m.
Grotto Ristorante
9595 Six Pines Drive, Suite 100
Spring, TX 77380

Thursday, September 19
11:30 a.m.
Escalante’s Fine Tex Mex

12821 Kimberley Lane
Houston, TX 77024

RSVP: 713-598-4809 or


Community Health Talk: Are Medications Not Adequately Controlling Your Essential Tremor Symptoms?

Join Abbott for this session on Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) therapy for essential tremor.  

Thursday, August 22
10 a.m.
Dick Eardley Senior Center
690 Robbins Rd.
Boise, ID 83702

Cecile Zhao, M.D. and Derek Martinez, M.D.
St. Luke’s Neurology

RSVP: text or call 801-368-1044