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.
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
- Differential Diagnosis
- Management Techniques
- Management Algorithm
- Patient Tools/Resources
Healthcare professionals can access the Guidelines Advisory in three ways:
- Download it to a tablet or mobile device
- View it as an interactive flipbook
- Order printed copies to be delivered via mail
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, email@example.com.
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:
- Terrin Griffeth, Brigham Young University, Rexburg, ID
- Megan McFadden, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
- Matthew Peterson, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
- Reed Podoll, Kansas State University, Manhattan
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.