Every other month DMRF Canada publishes Going Forward; our bi-monthly e-newsletter.
What's Making News
Our thanks to those of you who have participated in the various run, walk and wheel events that have taken place this Spring.
For updates the on the various events see below:
Scotiabank Walk - April 2018
Chuck's Run, Walk and Wheel for Dystonia - June 2018
Hamilton Freedom to Move - June 2018
Sudbury Freedom to Move - June 2018
Vancouver Scotiabank Walk - June 2018
National AccessAbility Week 2019 runs from May 26 – June 1, 2019.
This Week celebrates the contributions of people with disabilities and impairments, their communities and workplaces.
DMRF Canada is thrilled to announce a FREE Two Day Dystonia Symposium taking place in Calgary in September 2018. Special guests and speakers include: Patient Advocate Tom Seaman, Movement Disorder Specialists Dr. Martino, Dr. Suchowersky and Dr. Kiss - plus sessions on meditation, adjunctive therapy, pain management sessions, and much more!
Space is Limited! Click here to learn more and to register.
With Sincere Thanks to our Generous Sponsors:
We're thrilled to announce that Casey Kidson, Founder of Dyfying Dystonia, has been recognized as the 2017 recipient of the Change-Maker Award by Neurological Health Charities Canada (NHCC); a coalition of organizations that represent people with brain diseases, disorders and injuries in Canada. The NHCC Change-Maker Award, first launched in 2011, aims to recognize outstanding contributions and leadership in inclusion, innovation and integration for the benefit of Canadians living with brain conditions.
In recent months, DMRF Canada has received an increasing number of inquiries from dystonia patients about the efficacy of medical marijuana for the treatment of dystonia and other movement disorders. The research in this area is still inconclusive, with more studies on the way. Our Spring 2018 Newsletter included an article about what we now so far. Please find a list of sources below: