Tremor Gram – August 2021

Posted on August 5, 2021

Essential Tremor Guidelines Advisory for Clinicians

The International Essential Tremor Foundation has developed a new resource tool for health professionals. “Essential Tremor in Adult Patients” is a practical, concise quick-reference guide to support essential tremor diagnosis and management.

ET Guidelines Advisory Art with Magnifying Glass

The guide was authored by IETF Board President Dr. Kelly Lyons, IETF Medical Advisory Board Chair Dr. Holly Shill and Kelli Reiling Ott, OTD, OTR/L. It was developed in collaboration with Guideline Central.

Here’s an overview of the sections included:

  • Overview/Background for ET
  • Assessment/Screening
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Management Techniques
  • Management Algorithm
  • Patient Tools/Resources

Healthcare professionals can access the Guidelines Advisory in three ways:

The IETF is pleased to provide resources like this for healthcare professionals treating people with ET.

Talking Essential Tremor with Lord Julian Fellowes


Our latest Talking Essential Tremor podcast is an interview with Lord Julian Fellowes. Lord Fellowes is an English actor, novelist and screenwriter best known for creating the television series Downton Abbey.

He shares his experience of living with essential tremor for the past 10 years and how it changed his career. The work he does makes it difficult to hide his condition. So instead of hiding it, he worked to raise awareness about it by writing it into the Downton Abbey storyline.

Listen to “Talking Essential Tremor with Lord Julian Fellowes” on the IETF website. You can also find it on Amazon Music/Audible, Deezer, iHeartRadio, Spotify and RadioPublic.

Are there topics you would like to see covered in an upcoming Talking Essential Tremor podcast? Email your suggestions to Marketing & Communications Manager Tammy Dodderidge, 

Four Students Awarded IETF Scholarships

The IETF is pleased to continue its support of youth with essential tremor through its Catherine Rice Scholarship Program. Recently, four current or in-bound college students were awarded $1,000 scholarships. Congratulations to:

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The IETF’s scholarship program started in 2015 to recognize the achievements of students dealing with essential tremor. It was named to honor longtime IETF Executive Director Catherine Rice who was passionate about providing support for students with ET.

Scholarship applications are judged on academic success, community service, leadership skills and an essay submission.

We are currently accepting applications for spring 2022 scholarships. Applications and more details are available on the IETF website. The deadline is October 31, 2021.

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4 thoughts on “Tremor Gram – August 2021

  1. How do I get a copy of the recently published guide for adults. I am not a health care professionals. Thank you

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