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Upcoming Events

Join the Winnipeg Support Group for a virtual Zoom meeting this February.

Date: February 11, 2023

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Join the Winnipeg Support Group for a hybrid in-person and a virtual Zoom meeting this March.

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Join the Winnipeg Support Group for a virtual Zoom meeting this April.

Date: April 8, 2023

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Dystonia Canada News

January 19, 2023

Nationwide Survey of Patients and Families: Access to Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical treatment available to some patients with certain motor disorders (Parkinson's Disease, essential tremor, primary dystonia) where a small device is implanted within the brain to help treat symptoms. A thorough assessment by a multidisciplinary team determines candidacy for this surgical treatment, as not all patients with these diagnoses would benefit from this therapy.

What is this survey about?

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November 2, 2022

November 2, 2022 – Dystonia Medical Research Foundation (DMRF) Canada is pleased to announce that once again it is supporting a two-year Clinical and Research Fellowship for Movement Disorders, with a specialty in Dystonia. Read more...

October 21, 2022

DMRF Canada is pleased to announce our continued support of the Banting Research Foundation Discovery Award Program for 2023.

The Banting Research Foundation Discovery Award, supported by DMRF Canada, is a one-year grant of up to $30,000 per year that will support research related to the causes, mechanisms, prevention, and treatments which could potentially enable medical breakthroughs and transformative health care advances to find a cure for dystonia.

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