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 has postponed all in-person educational events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In past years, IETF staff has hosted four forums each year, in large cities throughout the U.S. to share diagnostic techniques, treatment options, current research and more. Based on feedback through a online survey, we made the decision to create some online events to share with everyone. Take a look at our Virtual Education Events below, and click on the links to listen and watch.

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

Virtual Education Events

The IETF has created some virtual education events on various topics around essential tremor.  Click on the video links below to launch the presentation of your choice. If you would like to suggest a topic, please email your suggestion to

Diagnosis & Treatment Options for Essential Tremor, Part I

Diagnosis & Treatment Options for Essential Tremor, Part II

Coping with the Physical and Emotional Effects of Essential Tremor

IETF Past, Present and Future

The Development of CAD 1883 through Proof-of-Concept in Essential Tremor


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

Rush University Medical Center

Free Seminar on MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound

Take part in this free webinar online to learn more about MR-guided focused ultrasound for essential tremor. You will hear how this innovative treatment can dramatically improve your  hand tremor and quality of life, without invasive surgery.

Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Time:  5 p.m. (CST)


Dr. Sepehr Sani, neurosurgeon at Rush University

Register online here.



Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for Essential Tremor 

If essential tremor is affecting your daily activities and quality of life, join us for this free virtual education event.

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021
Time:  5 – 6 p.m. (EST)


Dr. Kunal Gupta, functional neurosurgeon at Indiana University Health.

Register by March 23 online here.


Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Free Virtual Education Event

If essential tremor is affecting your daily activities and quality of life, join us for this free virtual education event.

Date: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Time:  10 – 11:30 a.m. (EST)

Presented by:

Dr. Justin Phillips, movement disorders neurologist, Norton Neurosciences
Dr. Abigail Rao, functional neurosurgeon, Norton Neurosciences

Special Guest Speaker:

Erica Ganong, ET patient, advocate, expert.



Treatment Options for Essential Tremor

Tune into this webinar about the latest treatment options for ET, including medication, physical therapy, deep brain stimulation, and radiosurgery. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and have them answered in real time.

Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Time:  6 – 7 p.m. (CDT)


Dr. Marsha Smith, neurologist, Riverhills Neuroscience
Dr. George Mandybur, neurosurgeon, Mayfield Brain & Spine

RSVP  by registering online here. Questions? Email