Educational Programs

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

The IETF is planning to restart its in-person education events this fall. We will host several education forums in large cities throughout the U.S. to share diagnostic techniques, treatment options, current research and more. Watch this site for details. All events are FREE! Join us to learn and connect with others impacted by essential tremor.

Thank you to our corporate partners who helped make these virtual education events and podcasts possible!


Listen in to our conversations with experts in the field of essential tremor to learn about diagnosis, surgical options, coping techniques, ET research and much more.


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.

IETF Partner Educational Opportunities


Are Medications Adequately Controlling Your Essential Tremor Symptoms?

Attend this informational seminar to learn more about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) therapy, including its benefits and risks. Over the past 15 years, DBS has been proven to be an effective treatment option for symptoms of essential tremor that are not controlled adequately by medication.

Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Time: 5 p.m. (MDT)
Place: Dick Eardley Senior Center
690 Robbins Road
Boise, ID 83702

Presenters: Dr. Cecile Zhao and Dr. Derek Martinez, both with St. Luke’s Neurology and Neurosurgery in Bose, ID.

RSVP by call (208) 608-7580, or email


DBS Community Health Talk

Learn about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) therapy and how it can help manage your essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease symptoms. Hear how access to DBS has been made easier with remote programming.

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022
Time: 10 – 11  a.m. (CST) check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.
Place: Houston Racquet Club (Bayou Room)
10709 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77024

Dr. Fiona Gupta, assistant professor of neurology, Mount Sinai Health System

Register by clicking here.


Do You or a Loved One Have Essential Tremor or Parkinson’s Disease?

Join us for a free local education event to understand the diagnostic process and new findings on disease management and treatments. Lunch will be provided. Loved ones and caretakers welcome!

Date: Friday, October 14, 2022
Time: 1 – 3 p.m. (PDT)
Place: The Conference Room at Homewood Suites by Hilton
5450 Kietzke Lane
Reno, NV 89511

Presenter: Dr. Mariana Varga, movement disorder neurologist

RSVP by email to or leave a voicemail at (916) 212-4102.


Emerging Tremor Treatments

Join us for a 45-minute webinar followed by a Q & A discussing the latest surgical and non-surgical treatments available for tremor.

Date: Friday, October 28, 2022
Time: 12 p.m. (EST)
Place: Online

Presenters: Dr. Elana Clar, movement disorder specialist, and Dr. Hooman Azmi, functional neurosurgeon.

Register online.


Treating Tremor: The Westchester Way

Join us for a 45-minute webinar followed by a Q&A to discuss the latest surgical treatments available for tremor at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY.

Date: Thursday, November 3, 2022
Time: Noon (EST)
Place: Online

Dr. Vishad Sukul

Register by clicking here.


Let’s Talk: Focused Ultrasound and Deep Brain Stimulation

Learn more about Focused Ultrasound and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) as a treatment option to manage tremor.

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (EST)
Place: The 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10128

Speakers: Dr. Brian Kopell, professor of neurology, and Dr. Fiona Gupta, movement disorder specialist, Mount Sinai Hospital

Register online or call 929-213-2795.



Is Essential Tremor or Parkinson’s Keeping You from What You Love?

Join us for a free educational dinner to learn about Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) therapy, the benefits and risks, and to find out if DBS might be right for you.

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Time: 6 – 8 p.m. (CST)
Place: SouthEast Regional Library
10599 Deerwood Park Blvd
Jacksonville, FL

RSVP to Mistee Richards, 904-655-6203,