Ways to Help

Our mission is to advance research for more research and
ultimately a cure for Dystonia. Click here to find out how
you can support dystonia research!

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Dystonia Report

Real Patients. Real Answers. The Dystonia Survey Report is
Available now. Click here to see the results.

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Join a Support Group

The DMRF Canada Support Group Network provides an
opportunity for people with dystonia to come together to
support one another, raise awareness, and fund-raise. Click
here to find a support group near you!

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Patient Grant

Accepting Applications for 2018 Jackson Mooney Dystonia
Patient Grant

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Clinical Fellowship

Accepting Applications now. Click here to learn more.

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What's Making News

October 4, 2017 - 3:22pm

Stefanie Ince, Executive Director of the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation was on hand to speak to 680 News about the challenges associated with living with dystonia – and why funding research to find a cure is so critical.  As the largest radio newsroom in Canada, 680 News averages 1 million listeners across the GTA every 10 minutes.   

Hear Stefanie’s interview here:

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October 3, 2017 - 4:03pm

Those in attendance at September’s Kelowna Okanagan Dystonia Support Group meeting included (from left) N

August 8, 2017 - 10:50am

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DMRF Canada is pleased to offer a one-year clinical fellowship to support the training of exceptionally qualified physicians in preparation for their clinical career in movement disorders with a focus on dystonia and a special competence in use of botulinum toxins. In 2017, this program will support fellows through a grant from Allergan.

July 27, 2017 - 4:49pm

 

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We are thrilled to announce we recently received the much-needed funding to launch a support program specifically for parents of children and teens who have dystonia, as well as the children and teens who are affected by the disorder.

July 11, 2017 - 9:59am

According to the research, the childhood-onset motor disorder DYT6 dystonia is caused by loss-of-function mutations in the transcription factor THAP1, but the neurodevelopmental processes in which THAP1 participates are unknown.

The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) Canada is the only organization that is dedicated to supporting the 50,000 patients in Canada that suffer from dystonia, a neurological movement disorder that affects the nervous system. Abnormal signaling from the brain causes muscles to tighten and twist involuntarily. There are several forms of dystonia, and dystonia may be a symptom of many diseases and conditions.

For over 40 years, the DMRF Canada has fought for those impacted by dystonia, working toward better treatments and a cure; funding research, providing advocacy and support, and raising awareness of this devastating disorder.

Join us, and be a part of the global effort to find a cure.

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