Educational 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 to learn about other events and support group meetings. 

ET Education Forums

ET Education Forum in Cincinnati
Saturday, September 26, 2020
9 a.m. to Noon
Cincinnati, OH
(More details coming. Mark your calendars!)

ET Education Forum in Phoenix
Saturday, November 14, 2020
9 a.m. to Noon
Phoenix, AZ
(More details coming. Mark your calendars!)


The International Essential Tremor Foundation is proud to present these teleconferences to help you better understand essential tremor. These teleconferences focus on a different aspect of essential tremor and are led by top experts in ET care and research.


The IETF has developed a series of webinars on essential tremor narrated by movement disorder specialists who are leaders in the field. This webinar series was made possible by an educational grant from St. Jude Medical. Click on the video links below to launch the presentation of your choice.

The Diagnostic Process and Treatment Options

The Diagnosis of Essential Tremor

Coping, Alternative Therapies, and Devices for Essential Tremor

Treatment of Essential Tremor: Medications and their Effectiveness

Surgical Options for Essential Tremor

Essential Tremor: An Update on Research

Treatment of Essential Tremor with Botulinum Toxin

American Brain Coalition Webinar
“Neuroethics: The Responsible Use of Advances in Brain Science.”

The IETF is a member of the American Brain Coalition (ABC), an organization with more than 100 patient advocacy and voluntary health organization members, which seeks to advance the understanding of brain functions and to reduce the burden of brain disorders through education and public advocacy.

ABC hosted a webinar in May 2019 focused on “Confronting the Challenges in Brain Research.” It focused on the responsible use of advances in brain science. View Webinar

IETF Partner Educational Opportunities

Virtual Educational Seminar:
Are Medications Adequately Controlling Your ET Symptoms?

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
6 p.m. CDT

For more than 20 years, deep brain stimulation therapy has proven to be an effective treatment option for symptoms of essential tremor. Join this virtual discussion to learn more about ET and hear about DBS therapy.

Presented by: Danish Bhatti, M.D., movement disorder specialist, director DBS Program at Nebraska Medicine, Omaha, NE

To join the Zoom meeting click:

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Virtual Community Health Talk:
Learn About DBS Therapy.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
12 p.m. CDT/1 p.m. EDT

Join this virtual discussion to learn more about ET and hear about DBS therapy, including its benefits and risks, as an option for managing your symptoms.

Presented by: Michael J. Soileau, M.D., movement disorder specialist, Texas Movement Disorder Specialists

RSVP online.