Tremor Gram – April 2021

Posted on April 12, 2021

Attend the Movement Disorders Virtual Symposium

Engage with the movement disorders community while discovering promising and actionable new treatments and therapies at the Movement Disorders Foundation Spring Virtual Symposium. This free online event will take place Saturday, May 15 from 9 a.m. to Noon (MT).

With the theme, “Connecting Science to Hope” the symposium will bring together leading experts to reveal the latest advancements in research and clinical trials across movement disorders, with a specific focus on Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. Speakers will include IETF Medical Advisory Board member Dr. Peter LeWitt, with Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital. 

Registration is open here.

The mission of the Movement Disorders Foundation is to help people with movement disorders live better lives through collaborative partnerships with those who offer patient-focused education, conduct innovative research or provide unique care services. 

We’re Taking Applications for Fall Scholarships

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Attention college students with essential tremor! Did you know the IETF awards four $1,000 college scholarships each semester to current or college-bound students? The scholarships are open to students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs, and those attending trade schools.

Judging criteria includes academic success, community service, leadership skills and an essay submission. The deadline for fall scholarship applications is May 1, 2021.

Applications and more details are available on the IETF website. Winners of the scholarships will be announced in July.

Talking About the Tremelo Hand Stabilizing Device


He took real world technology used in industry and formatted it for human use to calm hand tremors. Hear how Dr. Leo Nguyen, associate professor of mechanical engineering at California State University, used his expertise to create the Tremelo hand-stabilizing device. It’s our latest Talking Essential Tremor podcast, “Talking About the Tremelo Hand Stabilizing Device.”

Nguyen founded the Five Microns company to begin commercial sales of Tremelo. Individuals can try the product for free through the Tremelo Clinic Pilot Program.

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7 thoughts on “Tremor Gram – April 2021

  1. I’m a 76 year single woman with effects from the essential tremors that runs in my family. It seems to have started with my maternal grandfather passed on to my mother and 5 of her 6 children.
    My oldest brother passed this information to me.

    1. We’re so glad you are connected with us. We have helpful information on our website including treatment options, coping techniques, support groups, a listing of movement disorder specialists and research studies. Please take a look and know we are here to provide support.

  2. Do you have new information about two articles I saw on new medications in your trimmer magazine 1 is cadent Therapeutics the medicine is c a d 1883 for essential tremor. The second one is made by Praxis medicine, and it is called prax- 944. Is there any other new medicines that they are working on? Thanks, Grace

    1. We created a virtual education event with Cadent Therapeutics that touches on the new medication under development. Here is the link:

      At this time, we don’t have any new information on PRAX-944. We will release any new information through our Tremor Gram e-newsletter and Tremor Talk magazine. But feel free to reach out again in the future to check in.

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